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TomSD 11-16-2010 08:31 AM

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Great thread, three things if I may ask:

Do you have a template for your tap handle inserts?

Can you link the amazon store for the blower and hose per chance?

Have you tried rare earth magnets for your drip tray? I have some neodymium magnets i was going to just super glue to a drip tray, but if you have already tried that, I will keep looking.. I don't plan on chalkboard paint, so I need to find something that won't slip on the metal sides.

Thanks.
I downloaded the default one and it didn't fit, lol. I ended up making a multilayer one in GIMP (free graphics program similar to Photoshop) and do it in there. If you use GIMP I would be glad to load it somewhere for you. I attached a sample of the end result though. I have trim lines and edge lines that show me what is in front and how big it needs to be. I put in a picture and text or whatever and print it then cut it out. Works really well.

Here is the blower I used...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
and the hose...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
and the transformer...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

If you have an old cell phone charger or similar that would work but I wanted to play with the speed so got the variable output one. I ended up settling on 3.5v which is trivial power wise and does a great job.

Yeah I actually have four of the rare earth disc magnets (9.5mm) glued to the tray. As mentioned there is a slip factor on the smooth surface of the freezer but it stays put on the chalkboard. I would bet if you put a piece of tape or even painted the magnets it would solve that problem though. You just need something to give the slick metal magnets some traction on that surface.

Hope that helped. Anymore questions fire away. Before I started researching everything here and asking questions I had no hope of mine turning out like it did, lol. This place is a great source of info.

EDIT: And I just realized I took a picture of my tap with the same sheet I attached here, lol. Guess you can see how it turned out too.


saucemanpc 04-03-2011 04:58 PM

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Here's mine! Thanks Tom!


skeezerpleezer 12-02-2011 05:13 PM

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While not as good of deal as the first one I bought for $20, I think I will grab one for a fermentation chamber.

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xcender 01-04-2012 01:21 AM

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Thanks for Tom SD for starting this post. I just got mine up and running the other day and so far this is one of the best investments I have made. Not as nice as some of the other keezer's I've seen, but it works.


xcender 01-04-2012 01:21 AM

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Thanks for Tom SD for starting this post. I just got mine up and running the other day and so far this is one of the best investments I have made. Not as nice as some of the other keezer's I've seen, but it works.


Nole96 05-17-2012 09:04 PM

Almost there with my build - keezer as part of bar
 
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I started last fall with my keezer conversion and got the collar on and temp controller hooked up. With that in place I was supposed to start my bar build but that got delayed till January and has been a project that just doesn't get the attention \ funds I would like to give it. (Damn needy kids always wanting to spend their time with me on the weekends)

My collar is only made from 2x4, not requiring to set one on the hump and I wanted it to fit in as part of the counter for the bar.

So anyway, here it is as it stands today:
replaced lid with butcher block as that will match the counter top of my bar on right side and that of the back bar. Also got the single stage controller box built and installed. Love how that looks over the Johnson box.


Nole96 05-17-2012 09:04 PM

Almost there with my build - keezer as part of bar
 
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I started last fall with my keezer conversion and got the collar on and temp controller hooked up. With that in place I was supposed to start my bar build but that got delayed till January and has been a project that just doesn't get the attention \ funds I would like to give it. (Damn needy kids always wanting to spend their time with me on the weekends)

My collar is only made from 2x4, not requiring to set one on the hump and I wanted it to fit in as part of the counter for the bar.

So anyway, here it is as it stands today:
replaced lid with butcher block as that will match the counter top of my bar on right side and that of the back bar. Also got the single stage controller box built and installed. Love how that looks over the Johnson box.


ButcherBrew 06-08-2012 03:56 AM

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Thanks for the response guys. I checked and as the pic shows it is 100% silicon. I have had an outdoor fan on for over a week and I just ran my finger along the bead and it left some on my finger... It seems a bit dryer... But still wet. In full disclosure, this is an older tube that I used for the first time maybe 6 months ago but I kept the cap on it. Maybe I need to just start over... Take the lid off... Clean off old silicon, open a new tube and reapply. Scrathin my head on this one.



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ingchr1 06-23-2012 01:52 AM

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I put my controller in the collar then wired the electrical through the rear of the collar and used a plastic electrical box with two plugs for switching. Then I just plugged my keezer into that electrical plug so I don't have to risk messing up the wiring of the keezer itself.
I did the same:

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sazerac6 08-09-2012 05:02 PM

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I have used this freezer in my build also. I purchased the freezer from HD a few months back and have been acquiring all of the essentials to make the conversion.

The project began shortly after I got the freezer delivered. The collar was first, and then this past weekend finally completed it (except for the coats of poly that I've been putting on this week).

I wanted to jump in on this thread to give back to the community and help answer any questions that anyone has out there. I got a lot of info from all the various keezer build threads on HBT, and want to contribute to ongoing/future builds.

I plan starting a thread soon with more pics of the project with some details.



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