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Old 11-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hello all, Just picked up a 7.2 cubic foot freezer for my keezer build. I'm having a lot of trouble trying to figure out just how big to build my collar. From the top of the hump to the lid measures 19". How big does my collar need to be to accommodate standard ball lack kegs and the fittings? I've been looking around on this site and some threads say 26" is the bare minimum, so could I get away with an 8" (7 and 5/8" actual) collar? Or should I just opt for a 10" board just to be safe? image-1900726342.jpg image-1922067589.jpg Thank you!

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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I have virtually the same freezer with a 2x6 collar, kegs fit fine. If you want to store one on the hump you would need a 10" collar.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Do you think I could get away with a 1 x 10 board for the collar or should i try to find something wider?

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Old 11-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that a 1X10 is only going to be 9.5" wide.

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A flat 26" total will comfortably fit a genuine ball lock keg with the standard plastic QDs and tubing attached. If you have 19" on top of the hump, a x8 collar will give you at least 26.5". I'd go with 2x8s myself...

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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I have the same freezer and used a 2x6 collar.

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Old 11-25-2013, 04:55 AM   #7
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I have the same freezer and used a 2x6 collar.
That helps a ton, thanks. I would love to see any photos you might have of your setup.

I picked up a 1x10 board today and some foamboard, but I'm still trying to decide whether or not to use it. I suppose I can always return it and get something a bit wider.

In any case, how did you deal with the 1/8" lip around the edge of the freezer? did you just attach the collar inside of it?
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A flat 26" total will comfortably fit a genuine ball lock keg with the standard plastic QDs and tubing attached. If you have 19" on top of the hump, a x8 collar will give you at least 26.5". I'd go with 2x8s myself...

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^^ This is good info thanks.

The 2 inch wide boards fill more surface area on the top of my freezer, but I already picked up a 1x10 piece of pine today at HD. I've seen a couple builds with the one inch wood, namely this one: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/keez...collar-415093/ . I'm thinking the foamboard I bought could add another .75" to the total width of my collar and compensate for any surface area the freezer lid seal might not be touching on the wood.
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I have the same freezer and used a 2x6 collar.
What kind of kegs do you put on the hump?

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:38 AM   #10
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What kind of kegs do you put on the hump?

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Standard ball lock.
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