Chest Freezer!

Posted by Nate in Homebrewing, Projects.
Sunday, October 30th, 2005 at 9:03 pm

Since I started homebrewing (Feb 04) I’ve been nursing a dream of kegging the beer and having numerous brews on tap at any given moment. Today that dream took a huge step forward…

Karen’s parents were nice enough to drive out their old chest freezer after they ended up not needing it any more. It’s been sitting in the garage for almost 2 weeks and finally tonight we decided to get it in the basement – no easy task on its own, but especially difficult given our kitchen and stairs layout. The back door gives the only straight shot into the basement, and the back door won’t open all the way because the existing fridge blocks it. So in this case two things had to happen – get the door of its hinges (need those extra two inches) and get the fridge outside to make enough room for the freezer coming in. (on the left you can see the door off the hinges and the fridge in the way)

Also had to empty the fridge before moving it. And clean it while it was empty. You know.

The fridge halfway out the door. Ended up being easier to just muscle it out the door than wedge a dolly in there.

Eww. I don’t think anyone’s cleaned under the fridge in a long time…

Whew. Break time. Got the freezer up on the deck with the fridge. Now to get the freezer in the door (1/2" to spare) and down the stairs (same clearance). Let’s just say that Karen is very strong and we make an awesome (duo) team.

Ta da!! I plugged it into my temperature controller and it’s just pegged 45 degrees — time to fill it with beer! (bottles for now, kegs soon)

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3 Responses to “Chest Freezer!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, you really got it down there. What a job that was to get it down into the basement–glad you were able to do it. More importantly, glad to see that it still works after it’s trip up there.

  2. M&R Says:

    Hmmm…. will you be bringing a lot of samples to the Fort in December?

  3. steve Says:

    I can’t wait to find a chest freezer filled with homebrew for the brief time I’ll be visiting in December – and the idea of sipping the homebrew while basking in the light from your new skylight – could life be better?