Cellar Pictures Vol 1

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Jparkanzky, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. bigedct

    bigedct Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

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    Not quite as organized as I'd like but it'll do for now. ( and no that's not Bud)
     
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  2. bigedct

    bigedct Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

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    Storage for the drink soon stuff, and the forgot to drink stuff.
     
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  3. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    As you can see, I've run out of room.

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    Quite a bit more not shown.
     
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  4. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Took my inspiration seriously and organized the cellar! No pics yet, but check it out:

    http://www.cellarhq.com/cellar/Number45forever
     
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  5. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (413) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    Just a start- about 8 months worth. Can't wait to try some of these in a year or so!
     
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  6. ScottP

    ScottP Zealot (523) Mar 4, 2012 New Hampshire
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  7. ScottP

    ScottP Zealot (523) Mar 4, 2012 New Hampshire
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    My cellar after one year in the making! I may have a problem!
     
  8. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    I would have to agree with you :grinning:
     
  9. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    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.
     
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  10. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,165) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Any particular reason you are cellaring the Rogue Voodoos?
     
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  11. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (174) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Afraid to drink them?
    Too expensive to just throw it out?
    Bought two too many?
     
  12. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    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.
     
  13. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Aspirant (264) Aug 24, 2012 California

    Trust me, nothing about this makes me feel bad in anyway.
     
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  14. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    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?
     
  15. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Aspirant (264) Aug 24, 2012 California

    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.
     
  16. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    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.
     
  17. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (128) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
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    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.
     
  18. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    You appear to spend similar amounts on FFF as me. Nice to know I'm not the only one.
     
  19. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (128) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
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    correct half to my kids 529 and half to my precious.
     
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  20. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (456) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    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.
     
  21. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Received this used fridge from someone, did a little costuming to it yesterday
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  22. TheBandit1

    TheBandit1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 Michigan

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  24. VonZipper

    VonZipper Disciple (398) Feb 9, 2011 New York
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    More like save beer, drink water.
     
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  25. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

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  26. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (453) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    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.
     
  27. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

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  28. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    nice. that would be a good use of the extra DFH tap handle I have sitting around!
     
  29. iL0VEbeer

    iL0VEbeer Defender (637) Oct 4, 2011 New Jersey
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  30. drbenzo

    drbenzo Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2005 California

  31. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Nice. But you might want to not sit too long that Olympic interior semi-gloss. It falls off pretty fast.
     
  32. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (128) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
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    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.
     
  33. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (453) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    I posted some photos on another forum recently and got some requests to post more. Thought it would be more fitting on this forum.
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  34. Mag00n

    Mag00n Aspirant (208) Nov 21, 2008 New York

    Ive heard voodoo daughnut and creme brulee really come into their own after a couple years
     
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  35. Mag00n

    Mag00n Aspirant (208) Nov 21, 2008 New York

    Couldnt have wiped it down with a rag before posting a pic? lol
     
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  36. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Those are stains. Its an old fridge
     
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  37. Mag00n

    Mag00n Aspirant (208) Nov 21, 2008 New York

    gotcha, well the handle is nice man, those arent cheap
     
  38. ScottP

    ScottP Zealot (523) Mar 4, 2012 New Hampshire
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    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.
     
  39. Archemedies

    Archemedies Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Easily one of the coolest cellar I have seen. Did you convert and old closet into that?
     
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  40. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (453) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    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.
     
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