Isaac wrote:Time for me to add my two cents.
Another way to get low cost wine storage is a used refrigerator.
The shelves break, they're out of style, whatever. I got a 25 ft^3 for $50. Then you have to set the thermostat for a higher temperature than usual. Mine's been at 58° (F) all summer. That's in my garage, where the temperature frequently goes over 100°. It will hold over 100 bottles.
I find it to be a cheap, workable solution, but it's not pretty.
Another reason is that many regular fridges can't be controlled any higher than about 45deg. In other words, when you set the controller at the warmest setting it only goes up to ~45-50deg (on a few models I've tested). Wine will age at a glacial pace (if at all) if it's kept that cold.Why is that? I read one of the links above and I surmise it may have something to do w/ temperature fluctuations in a regular fridge and lack of humidity control.
Bob Henrick wrote:Bill, I do believe there are instructions on the old WLDG that gives a how to, to fix this problem. IIRC the author of these instructions complete with pictures is my buddy Russ Sprouse who happened to join us in chat today...where were you?
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