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Old 12-09-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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What would you have done differently? I just started thinking of doing this as my new freezer will be coming from HD later this week. Wow, they sold so many of them that mine was back ordered for over a week.

Anyhow, looking at the builds here on HBT, it seems to me that the taps are really low.. like lower than your belly button. I've seen a couple that had a spacer that was larger than the commonly used 2x6... but, that doesn't increase it much.

I was wondering if anyone had put their keezer on a riser.. say, build a riser out of 2x10 and match it to said 2x6 spacer for the spigots.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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I built a bar prior to building my keezer and the keezer barely fits in it. I wish I would have got a bigger one to hold at least one more keg carbing and built a bigger bar around it

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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I actually wish I had used 2x4's instead of 2x6's for my collar. The height is a bit much for me to lift full kegs into. I am 5'5'' so your results may vary...

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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I wished I had all proper tools lined out so the cuts were a little straighter...

like table saw, router... but its a coffin keezer, not collared.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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I'm on version 2.0 of my keezer and it's nearly perfect for my needs/wants. The only thing I would change is to get a bigger freezer but I simply don't have room for that.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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Nothing really. I have 1x10s on my Holiday 5.0 so that I can fit a third keg on the hump. I insulated the wood on the inside, and mitered the joints. I'm happy with it.

I wish I had a 8+CF freezer, but my space dictates that I can't. So I'm happy. Buy 10ft lines and perlicks from the start. You'll be happier.

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In retrospect MAYBE I wish I had attached the collar to the top of the keezer instead of the bottom so it lifted up, but I thought using 2x10's it would be too heavy to stay up while changing kegs and stuff. The other thing is correctable, but I wired my fan up to the cooling side to go on when the chiller came on, but I will probably switch to have it be always on, but the fan I have in there now makes too much of a high pitch buzz, so I think over Christmas break, I'll swap it for a whisper quiet one, and switch it to be always on.

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It depinds on where you want your taps are you doing a tower of taps in collar. Ten meassure where you think feels comfortable for a tap and build riser to meet needs. It is all personal preffrance. One of my brew friends has a 2x4 riser on the ground then a 2x8 collar so he can hold 4 kegs in a small square Frezzer. Taps feel good on it

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Wish I had more taps.

Only planned for two, but decided to have four, but now I realize I can fit a fifth keg with ease.

If nothing else, I'll at least add another CO2 line so I can carb the fifth keg while serving four.

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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As mentioned above, I'd put the taps in the collar.. It's just the height that I don't care for. For me, I think I'll wind up building a platform with small wheels to move it around with.. and then put a "collar on top of the platform for the keezer to sit on.. I think I'd just like to see my taps at 'tit' level not belt level. I'm 6'.

I do have a chrome tower I acquired years ago.. single faucet.. but, I've read about trying to keep the tubes cold up in the tower.. otherwise every first pour will be f-o-a-m....

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