Originally Posted by Goulas
Hi all. I'm newbie here.
I have on old large upright freezer that IS NOT frost free that I'm going to throw away (still works great, honest). Can it be converted into a curing chamber? How do i remove the shelves without ruining the cooling? (some have tubes in them)
Thanks for any advise, even if it is to take it to the dump...lol
Goulas, morning and welcome to the forum..... I think it will work for a curing chamber.... they make controllers to turn freezers into refers for about $60.... a circulating fan $10 (computer type fan), humidity generator $30, small heater ( light bulb) and I think some drip catch pans under the cooling shelves (to catch the water drips) and you will be good to go.... In a self defrosting freezer, a heater comes on periodically to evaporate the frost.... at curing temps, I don't think there will be a problem with the coils freezing up and creating frost... but if it does, the drips will need to be captured so they don't land on the meat... Just something to look for..... Hey, if it doesn't work, you still have all the controls to mod another unit...
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