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New build pantry

Post: #289060 tim_n
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:43 am

I'm a big fan of dried meats, sausages, cheese etc and have started down the road of making them myself. But the kitchen is mostly a moist location with wildly varying temperatures and lots of light.

I'd like a pantry cupboard to store things that don't need refrigeration but do benefit from open air without sacrificing the warmth inherent in a house.

Next year I'll be building an extension utilising the badly used space in the house to make it much more useable, including a much bigger & brighter kitchen.

I'm thinking of ordering a large cupboard suitable for an inbuilt fridge, insulating the sides and hanging a large old inbuilt fridge door inside, marble shelves and a couple of airbricks (or a pipe from under the house in and one at roof level out) to make a more traditional but insulated "outdoor" pantry. Obviously put some robust wire at both ends to stop nesting mice/insects from entry.

The kitchen is north facing and the pantry will likely be alongside the garage.

It is all a bit of a faff and have been wondering if there's an easier commercial built in unit sort of thing that'd work as well. Any ideas or does mine sound the easiest and best? I've been drooling over spiral cellars, but £26k is substantially out of budget for a wine & cheese rack...! :iconbiggrin:
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Re: New build pantry

Post: #289061 Green Aura
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:13 pm

You can buy commercial cold rooms - used by butchers, so that sounds the sort of thing you might be wanting. You might have to build your extension round it though - I think they're quite big. :lol:

A more reasonable alternative might be a re-purposed deep freeze. I've seen articles where the thing that controls the temperature range is changed to make it into a fridge. Or just disable it if refrigeration isn't required.

The main problem I found with trying to store homemade cheeses, charcuterie etc is they all have different "ideal" temperatures.
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Re: New build pantry

Post: #289064 tim_n
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:17 pm

Sadly neither option gives you fresh air! Not worried too much about temperature control just variation. I've got two fermentation fridges that can keep the temperature at 0.1'c, it's air recirculation that's the PITA.
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Re: New build pantry

Post: #289065 tim_n
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Ha, set me thinking. Doesn't necessarily need to be fresh air apparently...

http://benstarr.com/blog/how-to-convert ... ng-cheese/

Looks easy enough though I need the UK versions. Just need to add a humidifier to one of my fermentation fridges that already is wired with an STC-1000
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