Hello. I forgot to mention, I wanted a freezer to be used as a back-up freezer if needed. They are also insulated better. Also since my first post, I read on another blog there are many who prefer the freezer but in the chest variety. I have one now but its always in use to keep food frozen. After some research, I found the perfect Kenmore freezer and off to Sears I went. This was also after several on line chats with their reps. Turns out, they do not have a freezer with manual defrost that allows one to remove the shelves. So, I go with another brand, or with a chest, or with a standup fridge. If i buy a freezer, how often do the defrost cycles run, and what triggers them? If perhaps I don't get it under 40 degrees, it will never go into defrost mode since the coils will not need it. But if the controller is just on time, it will run and throw off fermentor temps. Any new suggestions?