Low-Cost WINE or BEER Storage!
Use a spare refrigerator, freezer, or air-conditioned space to provide a great wine or beer fridge to maintain constant storage temperature of your choice within 1°F -
just plug it into a WINE-STAT II, UNI-STAT IIa or UNI-STAT III control ...then set it and forget it!
For those seeking to convert a refrigerator into a wine or beer fridge, here's a simple, low-cost and very effective solution. The WINE-STAT II is a precision digital electronic thermostat temperature controller that couples with a refrigerator, freezer or other storage cooler to make an excellent wine or beer fridge. There's no mechanical or electrical "conversion" required. Plug your fridge into the WINE-STAT II, and then the WINE-STAT II into the wall. Then place the unique bottle-probe sensor inside the fridge with your wine or beer, and set your desired storage temperature on the WINE-STAT II. Simple! The result is an excellent storage refrigerator that typically maintains a selected wine or beer temperature within about 1/2°F. The WINE-STAT II lets you select any temperature from 48 to 65 degrees with a push of a button on the front panel. Your wine or beer fridge is then operated by the WINE-STAT II in an adjustable "soft cooling" cycle mode to maintain the selected wine temperature within one degree. Very little energy is required, compared to normal refrigerator operating cost, since it's maintaining a much warmer temperature than usual.
The WINE-STAT II carries a FIVE-YEAR factory warranty, more than any other wine storage unit we know of. Several unique features are included, such as selectable °F or °C display, adjustable duty cycle for energy efficient "soft" cooling, and adjustable high temp alarm setting (with audio ON or OFF).
Does all this seem a little "too good to be true", after you've been looking at those expensive alternatives? Not really... If you want a piece of furniture, maybe something with a glass front and lights to show off your wine or beer collection, you'll have to pay accordingly. If all you need is a truly practical and viable means of caring for and properly aging your wine, the WINE-STAT II and your spare fridge is all you need.
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Typical Wine (or Beer) Storage Installations using our WINE-STAT II Temperature Controllers
How should the wine be stored in the wine fridge?
In any fashion which keeps the bottles on their sides, and which provides for reasonable air circulation between the bottles for temperature consistency. A small collection may be stored on the existing shelving; however, it is considered preferable to remove the shelving and place the wine in some sort of wine racking arrangement.
An inexpensive and effective approach, as shown here, is to use small sections of plastic underground drainage pipe (standard 4" diameter, perforated), stacked in the wine fridge like logs.
A FREE set of plans are available to WINE-STAT II purchasers upon request to build a custom-fitted wooden wine rack (pictured above).