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Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Jparkanzky, Feb 22, 2012.
Not quite as organized as I'd like but it'll do for now. ( and no that's not Bud)
Storage for the drink soon stuff, and the forgot to drink stuff.
As you can see, I've run out of room.
Quite a bit more not shown.
Took my inspiration seriously and organized the cellar! No pics yet, but check it out:
Just a start- about 8 months worth. Can't wait to try some of these in a year or so!
My cellar after one year in the making! I may have a problem!
I would have to agree with you
I would feel bad if I had such a big fridge like this with all beer. My fiance too often is like I have friends over and what can we drink and I'm all like "......nothingggg". I do try to have an assortment of easy to find stuff but sometimes it's just my special cellared goodies and it makes me feel like a jerk.
Any particular reason you are cellaring the Rogue Voodoos?
Afraid to drink them?
Too expensive to just throw it out?
Bought two too many?
Doesn't look like much but it's the coldest part of my house. Stays in the mid 50s during winter and right around 60 during summer.
Trust me, nothing about this makes me feel bad in anyway.
I have the same fridge, but had to reinforce the shelves because all the bombers made them bend a bit. You use a temperature controller?
I noticed one of my shelves bowing a bit too. What did you reinforce your shelves with?
I do use a temperature controller, with the probe ran into a bottle of water with a hole drilled through the cap and set to 53 degrees.
I think this setup is pretty kickass. It's both my cellar and my beer fridge. The only thing I don't keep in here are growlers when I have them.
I have the same thing - a Johnson controller with a probe in a water bottle. An awesome setup except I wish the light still worked when I open the door...
I used a few different things - some leftover laminated wood shelves, a piece of plastic, etc. Whatever I had lying around the garage. I would think that a thin, strong sheet of wood or plastic would do fine. You just have to watch out for reinforcing with something too thick or else bottles won't fit.
I'm a huge fan of the setup too - tons of capacity, relatively quiet, low-power with the controller, no moisture problems.
and no I am not cellaring all these beers just so happens my sump pump/cellar is in a blocked basement area with no windows and stays a cool 45 degrees year round thus dont have to worry about pissing off the wife by taking over the fridge with beer. I just keep it all in here and pull and drink daily.
You appear to spend similar amounts on FFF as me. Nice to know I'm not the only one.
correct half to my kids 529 and half to my precious.
Agreed, it does look scary. But if you put out a "beer-crumb" trail to the basement you could probably catch a lot of fellow BAs.
Received this used fridge from someone, did a little costuming to it yesterday
Lets see if this works:
More like save beer, drink water.
anyone have any cellaring advice for someone who lives in Los Angeles?
No basement and warm weather not good as you know. If I didnt have the cellar space that I do, I'd find an old refrigerator and arrange the shelving and temp settings accordingly.
nice. that would be a good use of the extra DFH tap handle I have sitting around!
Nice. But you might want to not sit too long that Olympic interior semi-gloss. It falls off pretty fast.
True but thought I would risk it as it is a nice bolster for the top shelf, but I do agree it is way past its prime and is likely a drain pour.
I posted some photos on another forum recently and got some requests to post more. Thought it would be more fitting on this forum.
Ive heard voodoo daughnut and creme brulee really come into their own after a couple years
Couldnt have wiped it down with a rag before posting a pic? lol
Those are stains. Its an old fridge
gotcha, well the handle is nice man, those arent cheap
Yeah the Voodoo is supposed to get better after a year or two. The smoke dies off and it gets sweeter. That is what I've heard.
Easily one of the coolest cellar I have seen. Did you convert and old closet into that?
Close. It's a 4th room originally built to be either a bedroom or a den. It has been a den for the entire 25 years since the house was built. I converted it into my beer/wine cellar & tasting room last August. The portion of the room that would've originally been a closet was framed in, insulated, wired, Breezaire cellar cooling unit, LED lighting, cedar lined, etc... all new construction. I actually have an album of photos showing construction from start to finish if interested. Thanks for the note.