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Old 05-16-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Will this decrease the life span of said unit? It's either here or in the garage but I would rather have it outside to make room in the garage for my junk. Now it will be under a covered patio with a tarp tied down over the unit to keep the wind from blowing rain in, and I will have it up on some sort of pallet or even 4x4s in case we get a ton of rain (i.e. Hurricane/Tropical Storm).

Been looking on craigslist but the best I can find are big enough to fit either 1 carboy, or the last one I found could hold probably 5-6 but that is way too big.

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Old 05-17-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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I had my keezer on my screened porch for over a year. The paint took a little beating and they get dirty but its fine. The only issue is if you have ambient temps below what you are shooting for.... then some sort or heat is needed

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i would be worried about the neighbor kids "helping" me drink it all..

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I had my keezer on my screened porch for over a year. The paint took a little beating and they get dirty but its fine. The only issue is if you have ambient temps below what you are shooting for.... then some sort or heat is needed
I'm safe for low temps. I was born here and until this January I never saw frost, much less weather below freezing for 4 days in a row at 5:30am. My biggest concern is the fact that from May-November we get tons of humidity, almost daily thunderstorms and lots of heat. 82 degrees at 6am isn't uncommon.
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i would be worried about the neighbor kids "helping" me drink it all..
I'm safe. Neighbors two kids are still in preschool/diapers. Other neighbors I trust. Plus it will be for carboys now, kegging might be in the future though.
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I'm safe. Neighbors two kids are still in preschool/diapers. Other neighbors I trust. Plus it will be for carboys now, kegging might be in the future though.
i say some urban camo consisting trash/recycling cans.
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Maybe I'll hide it with all of the pool rafts/toys.
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Maybe I'll hide it with all of the pool rafts/toys.
Brilliant!
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i have atleast 100 kids ages 3 through 18 within a quarter mile of me, so no kegger outside.

so that's how to do it!

"hey jimmy! the boss wants to see you."
"yeah, boss?"
"i've noticed that you are sure using a LOT of paper these days! what's the deal?"

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A freezer will be ok outside, out of the rain, but you may have more mold problems than inside.

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