Beer Cellar thread - real cellars, closet cellars, fridge cellars, freezer cellars, wine coolers

Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by evilc, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. evilc

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  2. Bill

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    We just got a big box from America, it's so hard to get fresh Keystone and Natty in Tuvalu. Went straight into the cellar.
     
  3. evilc

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    That looks like a solid inventory control and proper stocking operation!
     
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  4. Minnesotaryan

    Minnesotaryan Previously minnesotadaddy

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    my house came with a perfect cellar of sorts. it has insulataed walls against the naturally chilled concrete walls. I can fit a good amount of beer in there, though I need to inventory what I have and free up some some space, I have approximately 20 cases in there right now.
     
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  5. evilc

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    I would love a house like that. It's 105F here in the summer.
     
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  6. jedwards

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    This was my old cellar -- great basement space in the northeast corner of the house, I insulated the whole thing and it stayed in the 55-60 range year-round:

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    Just moved to Denver for a year and have no space... so it's all boxed up in a wine storage facility for the moment. I miss the cellar I could just pop down to anytime.
     
  7. evilc

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    Oh and if anyone calls out the Jai Alai in my "cellar" - it's at work. I received the trade that day - domed them when I got home that day!
     
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  8. evilc

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    Love the legit stuff - wish I had that ability. Everything is fake in California =)
     
  9. franch

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    need to find a standalone wine cellar on Craigslist.
     
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  10. evilc

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    I looked at those - the Eurocaves etc. People were asking 1k for ancient, questionable ones. Went with the 75$ controller and 200$ Craigslist fridge :/ The bitch works tho!
     
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  11. Bill

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    Only the finest staffers were allowed in the cellar room during this delicate operation. You notice the top rack already bowing from the stress? Very delicate indeed.
     
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  12. drgarage

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    I've got a similar situation. The basement is open to the air on both ends (security gates on both sides -- very San Francisco), and we have thick, chilly concrete walls. It's 55-60 year-round down there. It's fantastic.
     
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  13. jedwards

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    That's awesome to hear -- I'm moving out to SF next June and hoping to find a decent spot to stash everything. Didn't realize the temp was that stable!
     
  14. evilc

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    SF is haze gray year round.
     
  15. drgarage

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    It definitely can be. Finding a basement, on the other hand, is a project of years.
     
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  16. Hanzo

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    I used to use a dark closet but I have since moved onto this.

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    Holds around 30 22/750s which is perfect for me.
     
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  17. surlytheduff

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    I'm in the basement/boxes camp. I've got a basement in an old house in mid-Michigan that stays a pretty steady 62 degrees year round. I've got most of the beers in 12/24 bottle case boxes, in a few different stacks and cubbies. Not necessarily optimal - I would rather have the boxes on shelves. There is a benefit in stacking though - it keeps you away from certain stuff that you have a hard time resisting (Expedition bottles, I'm looking at you).
     
  18. Minnesotaryan

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    it gets hot here, though mostly high 80s to 90s, but between the ac and the natural chill of the basement it works great. have a thermometer on the door just to have a little piece of mind.
     
  19. Minnesotaryan

    Minnesotaryan Previously minnesotadaddy

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    I put the beer I want to forget about furthest away, with more boxes on top and boxes on top of the ones in front of them.
     
  20. flexabull

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    Exactly, basements in CA?!?! Hahahaha...

    I think I've seen 2.
     
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