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EasyE 04-29-2011 03:16 AM

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EasyE 04-29-2011 03:16 AM

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EasyE 04-29-2011 03:16 AM

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EasyE 04-29-2011 03:16 AM

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EasyE 04-30-2011 05:21 PM

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One note of caution with the aluminum covering for the inside collar: the aluminum covering and top lid should be flush with each other on the lip of the collar.

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Any aluminum that can be seen when the lid is closed will give off condensation. This is because the aluminum that is inside the keezer is about 38F, and the outside is much warmer. I keep this keezer in my garage were temps get warm, and I noticed a bit of condensation on the edge. In the futue, I would have made these two edges flush.


EasyE 05-06-2011 06:30 PM

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Here's a pic of the underside of the collar, here I am running the power cord toward the back. Pic is not so good, but you can see the how the walnut strips are attached.


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EasyE 05-07-2011 03:37 AM

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EasyE 05-11-2011 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by marrty24 View Post
Awesome build! Did you ever think of using a bigger freezer so you could divide the space for fermentation? I'm planning on doing something similar but I want to create a space for lagering too.
I'm not sure if I would go too much bigger, but a place to crash cool a carboy is great. I just wait till I got an empty keg, then throw the carboy in. I have really enjoyed having one extra long CO2 line so I can rig up a bottling gun and bottle from the keg.

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EasyE 01-19-2012 05:57 PM

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I attached two pics of the new aluminum I put inside the collar of the keezer. I had to remove the old aluminum because after closing the keezer lid, some of the aluminum was outside the keezer, and condensation would form, causing the walnut to get wet. I was concerned that the long term damage from condensation would harm the walnut, so I ripped it out and folded new. The new aluminum only wraps around the pink insulation. No nails, just folds so it fold tight together. The folds on the aluminum required a friend of mine to bring over his aluminum bend, which made the folds clean. I used aluminum scissors to make the final cuts. It took me 2 tries to finally get it right. Now I have no issues with water on the walnut, and the clean look inside is another bonus.

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EasyE 01-19-2012 05:57 PM

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I attached two pics of the new aluminum I put inside the collar of the keezer. I had to remove the old aluminum because after closing the keezer lid, some of the aluminum was outside the keezer, and condensation would form, causing the walnut to get wet. I was concerned that the long term damage from condensation would harm the walnut, so I ripped it out and folded new. The new aluminum only wraps around the pink insulation. No nails, just folds so it fold tight together. The folds on the aluminum required a friend of mine to bring over his aluminum bend, which made the folds clean. I used aluminum scissors to make the final cuts. It took me 2 tries to finally get it right. Now I have no issues with water on the walnut, and the clean look inside is another bonus.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachme...1&d=1326994945


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