Allen Bueter wrote:Greetings! I'm a new member here, and I think I may have a good solution to your concern. I have a basement also, with concrete walls. During the summer the temperatures are 70 degrees F, and in the winter it gets colder. I've been making my own wine now for about 3 years, and needed a steady cold storage area. So I've made an insulated box, 5 feet tall, by 4 feet deep and 6 feet long. Insulated it good inside, and to keep the temps down, I've installed a 5000 BTU A/C. Please go to my web site, http://www.bueters.com for more pictures and details. I've gotten some 1 meg resolution pics on there now, and will be replaced with lower resolution pics for faster web-site loading. Please check out both page one and page 2 for more details, this solution works for me. I have about 4 or 5 30-bottle batches in there now aging at the proper cool temperature.
The plywood, 2x4's, and insulation wasn't that much to buy, and it keeps things at a consistant temp. and safe from light and being bumped.
Let me know of any questions; I'm redoing the pics and web site soon.
Interesting post, however unfortunately if i try go to:
I get a 403 forbidden message