I’m finally taking the next step and building a fermentation chamber. I’m looking for the proper sized upright freezer that will accomodate my 14.5 gallon Blichmann Fermenator. Any idea on how many cubic feet my freezer will need to be?
Also, my current upright freezer (that I will continue to use as a freezer) has the cooling elements running through the individual shelves. Obviously, these can’t be removed to make room for the conical fermentator. Is this a common feature? I know plenty of people have made a similar chamber to what I’m trying to build.
I’m looking at buying the Ohmbrew Fermostat as my temp control unit. What are the best heating sources to use inside the freezer? I’ve seen the carboy heat wraps used and heard about lizard heating rocks as well. Any experience with either of these?
Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks.