I want to purchase a wine chiller to use as a fridge for lagering. I want something that I can put a fermentation bucket in with an airlock. So, basically, need something that is about 13-14 inches square and about 26 inches tall on the inside. Something the wine racks come out of. Something that a bucket can sit it (compressor hump not getting in the way.)
I don’t need it for “lagering” as I have a keg fridge - this would just really be for primary lager fermentation in the 48-50 degree range. I like that the wine chillers can be set at a certain temperature.
Anyone have a fridge like this? What kind/model? The ones I have looked at will not really fit a bucket.
Also would consider a small chest freezer if I could find one that would fit 2 fermentation buckets - but, they all seem to have the compressor area that limits how many buckets you could get in them. Don’t want a bigger chest freezer - just something small.
Any models that others use that are particularly suited for this?