Re: Home meadery, size requirements?
Well, that would depend on what you'll be using the room for. If it's just storage/conditioning, a narrow room with a middle aisle and one carboy's-worth on the walls is fine. I've seen setups like this where an air conditioner was installed in a framed-in window hole for climate control. You can also make a separate small, temperature-controlled fermentation area using a blower with temp controller, ducting, and a chest freezer to run cold air into the small insulated box/area at need. If you'll also be doing racking, blending, etc., then you'll want a little more elbow room. If you'll be making up musts and the whole shebang in a dedicated room, then a larger space would be indicated.
Me, I'm a utility room and cellar guy with no dedicated space (though my wife might bed to differ; a entire shed is the brewing storage and we purchased our home in large part due to its brewing-friendly layout ).
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