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    Unless running the fridge as a freezer, why set it that cold? (original post says -10) I run mine at 0 deg which may cycle up as high as +4 deg which is a good fridge temp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numpty View Post
    Unless running the fridge as a freezer, why set it that cold? (original post says -10) I run mine at 0 deg which may cycle up as high as +4 deg which is a good fridge temp.
    Hmm
    For a perfect beer temperature -2 is the go, Just make sure that no salad stuff is on the bottom of the fridge or it will freeze
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    Hmm
    For a perfect beer temperature -2 is the go, Just make sure that no salad stuff is on the bottom of the fridge or it will freeze
    Well yes, hmm. There would be much discussion re beer temp Some suggestions are 2 deg to 8 deg. Depends on taste and variety of course. Still, my question remains ..... why -10 deg

    I don't put vegies, including salad stuff in my fridge as even at the top it's too cold for them. I find they're usually fine in a cool dark place in a drawer or similar.
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    Recommended freezer temp for a domestic freezer is -4 degrees.
    There's no reason a car freezer would be any different.

    There's nothing wrong with having it colder other than:
    It will consume more power to keep it there, and stuff will take longer to defrost.
    So no advantage to be had.

    How can -2 be a perfect beer temperature, I prefer to drink it rather than lick it like a popsicle.
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    How can -2 be a perfect beer temperature, I prefer to drink it rather than lick it like a popsicle.
    My beers don't freeze at -2 even if they have been in the fridge for a week (a rare thing for me) they do come out icy cold But Not frozen
    I also put a few days worth of frozen vacuum packed meat in the fridge because at -2 they eventually defrost enough so that there is no messing about at the end of the day.
    I found that -4 was way too cold and the beer will freeze at this temperature.
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    I run my engel at -3deg at home for beers. Works fine for most except for some cheap import mids,(beer flavored water, good for when working) the odd one of those freezes. When travelling I also put in vac packed meat. I have a ARB for other foods so they don't freeze.
    Both have covers on them and when touring we keep pillows or towels over them. When you put your hand under towel or pillow it is cold, so its still losing coldness through the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VladTepes View Post
    Recommended freezer temp for a domestic freezer is -4 degrees.
    Not quite right... domestic freezers are set to -18c. The refrigerator section should be at about 4c. That is in the home, out of sunlight and outside temperatures.

    FWIW, I had my camper trailer Waeco CFX55 (with no cover) set to 1c all long weekend and the beer (near the exchanger) was great - and the vegies/dairy at the top didn't freeze/wilt.

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    All freezers for normal type food,etc, operate at around -18 to -20,depending how hard the ice cream needs to be.

    Normal refrigeration temperature is 2 degrees,cycling between 1 and 4.

    All our beer rooms are set at -1,that is rooms for pulling beer only, from the room.
    If they have anything else in them,2 degrees is the go,then the beer gets further chilled by glycol on its way to the taps.
    Diet coke is usually the first to freeze as it is full of water.
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