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Beer Cellar Pictures?

Postby spinrsx » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:05 pm

I moved into a new house and I am looking for ideas on what to do for a beer storage area. Figured fellow bartowelers must have some nice setups. If you happen to have a picture, could you please post so I can get some ideas?
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:08 pm

What are you looking to do? Something elaborate or something simple? I have a simple wooden shelf with all of my overflow in boxes. I could post a picture but I am sure that isn't what you had in mind...
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:03 pm

Nothing fancy, I have an unfinished basement area so it would just be cement walls/floors etc

Looking for ideas on store bought shelves or home made versions.. maybe using some old beer cases/crates, I am open to suggestions. Cheap/simple is the priority



TheSevenDuffs wrote:What are you looking to do? Something elaborate or something simple? I have a simple wooden shelf with all of my overflow in boxes. I could post a picture but I am sure that isn't what you had in mind...
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Postby nickelass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:16 pm

Find an antique place. I bought these crates outside of Port Hope for $3 each and they work perfectly.

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Postby Craig » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:38 am

My basement hit 30 degrees over the summer, so it's no ideal to just lay bottles out on their own. If the cellar grows enough I'll run the AC and it'll be fine.

I actually got this to store wine, but building up the 220+ capacity of wine is going to take a while, so there's room for 150 bottles of beer or so, at last count.

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Postby atomeyes » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:56 am

i'm supposed to be redoing my basement as we speak. whoops.
my cellar's currently a mix and match and a fucking mess. i have a closet that i built shelves for, and that holds around 100 bottles.
i have a wine fridge that i've turned into a 1/2 beer fridge 1/2 wine fridge and it was great until my wife moved it, somehow fucking up the compressor. so now it stays off and is just for storage. that's around 50 bottles but it lets me lay down my cantillon bottles.
i bought one of those cheap plastic shelving units from home depot and i use that as well.
but i want to build something nice and permanent and climate controlled. no one offers a pre-fab beer cellar. only wine cellars. so things get pricey.
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Postby Craig » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:15 am

The problem with pre-fab beer cellars is beer bottles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, where wine bottles are fairly standard.

If you are interested in the cellar approach, when I did the research about a year ago I found that the cheapest option by far was Vintage Keeper. They come disassembled, but the 110 bottle one was 800 bucks, the 220 was about a grand and the 500 was 1500. Pricey, but that's about half what most the competing units were charging for the same capacity.
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Postby Kekumba » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:51 pm

I've had these (the very bottom) screwed into the wall of a basement storage room since we moved in 6 years ago. It just occurred to me last month I could buy some of these and a few wooden stands and set a little something up. I can go about 3 bombers (750's, even) deep and 9 wide. Have room to go about 25 wide if I wanted, and expand a little underneath. I'd say I could keep 85-100 bottles of varying sizes. We'll find out soon as this is not everything. Room runs in the low 60's, usually.

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Postby Belgian » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:54 pm

Cool basement storage space with exposed concrete seems to work. I aged wine nearly a decade and it was perfect.
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Postby rejtable » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:03 am

I built a small closet kinda thing in the unfinished part of my basement and basically built shelves like the ones kekumba has inside the closet. I insulated the interior walls of the closet, but left the exterior to the exposed foundation. Put up some vapour barier. Nothing fancy, and certainly not a true "cold" room, but it does a nice enough job of keeping a relatively constant temperature in there year round.

I think it could take 100 bottles easily, and I could use wider shelving planks if I really wanted to expand.

Took me at most an afternoon to build and cost me maybe $100 shelving/lumber/door all in.
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Postby Streets » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:13 am

My basement had some metal shelves already in place, so I just used those... Here's a picture from 2011, and a new one from today. Still have a few of those Orval, St. Bernie, vintage ales & Quads around too ;)

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Postby iguenard » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:53 pm

Wire = smart... last few earthquakes had me nervously making my way back home.
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Postby iguenard » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:35 am

iguenard wrote:Wire = smart... last few earthquakes had me nervously making my way back home.


If you want a final solution, there is always this:

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad ... e_20716747

EPIC.
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:42 am

wow.. I want that fridge

iguenard wrote:
iguenard wrote:Wire = smart... last few earthquakes had me nervously making my way back home.


If you want a final solution, there is always this:

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad ... e_20716747

EPIC.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:45 am

spinrsx wrote:wow.. I want that fridge

iguenard wrote:
iguenard wrote:Wire = smart... last few earthquakes had me nervously making my way back home.


If you want a final solution, there is always this:

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad ... e_20716747

EPIC.
Me too! I don't think I could even get that in to my basement though...

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