I have 4 - 1/2 lb. bags.
2 bags on the bottom.
1 bag on middle shelf
1 bag on top shelf
I also use a pc fan that runs 24/7 to keep the humidity just right. 65% all day.
THE #1 THING TO DO IS BUY SOME BEADS FROM SHILALA:tu
Can somebody tell me, then, if a fan is really necessary? I want to convert a Vinotemp, but don't really care to go through all the hubub and expense of fiddling with PC fans and DC converters and timers and hooking all that up with my shelving and such if I don't really have to. Could I just disperse Shilala's beads evenly throughout the bugger and call it good?
Excellence, thank you.I keep 1/2 pound in a mesh bag on the bottom...over the drain hole. I keep another 1/2 pound in the top tray.
I haven't found the need for another fan. The cooler fan seems to kick in enough to move things around.
I have the temp. set at 66 degrees with 65% beads.....it has held rock steady at 66/66.
I'm picking up my first vino tomorrow, time to get rid of some of the coolers. Quick question.
Until I get my shelves from Tim, what should I put on the bottom so I can start using it in a couple days after I remove the plastic smell? I'm going to choose to not plug the drain and see how it works, but for now, I'm completely out of space and need to start loading this thing up, so any input on what to put on the bottom so I can start stacking boxes would be great.
It comes with metal shelves. They don't work the best, but they will work temporarily for keeping boxes off of the bottom.
If you are just going to use it temporarily don't even worry about the cedar. As a previous poster said, just use one of the racks that come with it and put it in the bottom slot. That slot is only a couple of inches off the floor of the unit so you aren't really losing much storage space. Even though I have yet to have any condensation on the floor of mine I would never store anything on the floor of it simply because you never know. I prefer to not take the chance. If you insist on having cedar in there temporarily, lay it across the metal rack.Thanks!
I noticed some people have just put a piece of wood on the bottom and topped it with cedar, then placed boxes on top of that, does this work well?