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Where do I drill my homebrew fermenting fridge?

Don't drill or use screws. Use magnets to hold drip trays etc. Chest freezers have refrigerant coils in the walls. Lids & doors are ok. Only risk hitting some electrical for the lights, but ...
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Foam is gone after fridging, Should not I fridge?

If your beer really is stale, that would mean that you have a problem with the caps on your bottles because of the low temperature, and that somehow your CO2 escapes and oxygen enters. However, at ...
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Foam is gone after fridging, Should not I fridge?

I doubt this is a case of "stale beer" - I suppose it is just not very carbonated for service at a cold temperature. The metal cap of a beer bottle tends to shrink faster than the glass so the cap ...
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Bad food in the fridge! keep the hops or toss them?

Hops stored in a sealed packet in a fridge should be alright to use - even if the rest of the fridge is "crawling" with bugs. I say this because the hops grew in the open air and since picking have ...
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How to clean the inside of a refrigerator?

John Palmer says that Cleaning Plastics should be done with Percarbonates. A good application of elbow grease also works. :)
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How to keep my brew refridgerator dry?

I'm afraid there is no simple answer. Some refrigerators are made in a way that prevent moisture and frost. it generally consist of wall coating that makes water flow easier, and draining ducts. And ...
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How to choose a fridge to convert to a kegerator

No, length is not a problem. Just coil your beerline and tape it together so that it is not a mess whenever you open the door. CO2 should be outside the fridge. Yes, you can drill through the side, ...
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Bad food in the fridge! keep the hops or toss them?

I wouldn't be worried to use them - they're pretty pungent little fellows and I've never seen them pick up off-aromas. If they smell good to you, they're probably good. ESPECIALLY if they're going to ...
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Where do I drill my homebrew fermenting fridge?

Assuming it is a chest freezer, you can inspire yourself by looking how people build a keezer: HOW TO BUILD A KEEZER by Northern Brewer So you could add a wood rim between the chest and the lid, so ...
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Where do I drill my homebrew fermenting fridge?

Check if it has any kind of drain hole to allow defrosting liquid to drain out. In that case, and assuming you can remove any plugs from your cables, you could route them through there.
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Foam is gone after fridging, Should not I fridge?

I am with barking.pete and chthon on this but would go even further in assuming that something with the carbonation process itself is off. In my (for obvious reasons limited) experience of opening ...
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I want to use a upright freezer instead of regular refrigerator

Kinglsey has the answer in the comment. What you are looking for is a way to control the temperature of the freezer to prevent it from going under freezing point. Many articles explain how to achieve ...
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How to keep my brew refridgerator dry?

A good humidity control for a fermentor is a mason jar of rice. Air circulation helps a lot to facilitate contact with the rice. Change it out when the rice doesn't appear dry anymore. Pillow packs ...
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How to clean the inside of a refrigerator?

I like to use PBW (or the home made version) to clean hard surfaces like that. Dissolve in some hot water and scrub. It will remove most anything and is safe for brewing when rinsed properly. Follow ...
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Choosing a good refrigerator/freezer for kegerator conversion

I use a freezer and instead of getting one of those fancy external temperature controllers I changed the major adjustment on the built in thermostat to get in the range of a refrigerator (the lowest ...

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