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Cellaring: Our Beer Cellar is Nearly Complete

After purchasing this house in October 2016, it wasn’t until March that we finally moved in. The beer slowly got unpacked but it wasn’t until Summer of 2017 that we got around to building a beer room which was 2×6 construction, R40 insulation and an exterior door locking in all of the cool air coming …

★ Off-Site Beer Cellar Update Part 2

As you may have noticed, yesterday there was a post here where I shared some video of the off-site beer cellar I keep about 25 miles or so away from my place. That video and photos were actually recorded in May. I just forgot to post them here. I was actually back in the cellar …

★ Cellaring: The new Beer Fridge

I moved to a new house that has very little beer storage space. I still wanted to store a lot of my bottles-to-drink on-site so I picked up a huge upright freezer. Why upright? Well, it might store less than a standard chest freezer but for a chest-freezer to be usable, you have to make …

★ Cellaring: More bottles being moved off-site

For nearly a year, I’ve been moving bottles of highly ageable beers to an off-site cellar that keeps at 45 in the winter and 55 in the summer. Other than a small window, it’s completely light-free and, until recently, I didn’t experience any mold but that has changed as I now see the bottom of …

★ Cellaring: New house-wide thermometer

What you see here is the “Ambient Weather WS-10 Wireless Indoor/Outdoor 8-Channel Thermo-Hygrometer with Three Remote Sensors” that just arrived via Amazon. I can control the temperature in my basement but I can only do so if I know the current temp. #1 is my bedroom and 2/3 are the 2 basement zones. 3 being …

★ Cellaring: Updated Beer Cellar, February 2015

I finally got around to snapping a few photos and for the most recent cellar-shots, I grabbed a dirt cheap fisheye lens from Olympus. I’ve started the process of moving beers off-site. A friend about 15 miles from here has a farmhouse built in the 1850s with a rock basement, dirt floors and zero flooding …

★ Cellaring: Time to move the Lambic

After keeping this ales on-site for some time, I think it’s time to move to a safer location. I have a few friends in the area with very cold cellars away from light and disturbances and most of all, safe so I’m going to move my beer soon and thought I’d take a final pic …

★ Cellaring: Unboxed and Organized

Finally, after a very exhausting week of long hours, lots of work and unpacking, the beer cellar is setup in its new location. The cellar has kept at 55F all week (which is awesome!), the door is pretty concealed and has a security code handle + electronic deadbolt. The beer itself is within 2 locked …

★ Cellaring: Houston, we have a problem

It’s not until you move all  of your beer across town in boxes and unload it in your basement that you realize there are problems to resolve. I have a problem of hoarding and this year, I’m going to seriously pair down the cellar to a reasonable amount of beer. This is absurd. Note that …