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

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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:



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.
 
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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:



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

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