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Old 06-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default A Keezer is Born

I have been wanting to build a keezer for a while now. After much reading and researching I finally decided to take the plunge. Many of the ideas came from this site.

The victim:
7.2 cu/ft Magic Chef


The frame starts taking shape.


Adding the trim.


My beautiful wife helping out.


Stained and finished.


Love controller installed.


Top and perlicks installed.


Beer installed and ready to go.


My first pint.


I still need to make a drip tray for it but other than that it is ready to go. Thanks for all the info and ideas from everyone on here.

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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well done! that looks really nice!

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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Wow, that would go great in my bar. I see stuff like this and I want to build it! Unfortunately I have to save for the wedding before I save for the hobby. Your Keezer looks awesome!

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Old 06-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Great job! A few suggestions...
Placement of the temperature sensor should be in the middle of the keezer.
Paint the inside of the keezer with appliance epoxy paint to prevent future rusting.
At the bottom of the keezer, put down some plastic cushioned shelving liner to protect the paint.
One of the problems that I've addressed with my keezer is keeping the temperature even throughout, which also helps with ice build-up. You'd be surprised how much the temperature can fluctuate from the bottom to the top. In addition to having the keezer connected to the temperature controller, I've also connected a homemade fan that sits inside at the top of the keezer. The fan was made soldering a computer power fan to a cell phone charger. It'll only take one frozen keg on the bottom shelf until you decide to do this. It also keeps beer in the beer line from becoming too warm.

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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Great job! A few suggestions...
Placement of the temperature sensor should be in the middle of the keezer.
Paint the inside of the keezer with appliance epoxy paint to prevent future rusting.
At the bottom of the keezer, put down some plastic cushioned shelving liner to protect the paint.
One of the problems that I've addressed with my keezer is keeping the temperature even throughout, which also helps with ice build-up. You'd be surprised how much the temperature can fluctuate from the bottom to the top. In addition to having the keezer connected to the temperature controller, I've also connected a homemade fan that sits inside at the top of the keezer. The fan was made soldering a computer power fan to a cell phone charger. It'll only take one frozen keg on the bottom shelf until you decide to do this. It also keeps beer in the beer line from becoming too warm.

I had considered putting a fan in it to circulate the air. I'll check and see if I have a computer fan around here somewhere.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:13 AM   #6
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I like to put my sensor in a thermowell in a two liter coke bottle filled with water. It should greatly prolong the life of your compressor and stop large temperature fluctuations.

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #7
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Wow, that's some pretty nice woodworking there. Great job! I'd be proud to display that in my home any day. All of you at HBT keep making me think of planning bigger than just adding a collar when my freezer arrives.

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Old 06-13-2009, 04:16 AM   #8
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If Ethan Allen furniture sold keezers, they would look like this. Beautiful work.

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Old 06-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #9
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+1 on the great job dressing that out.

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Old 06-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #10
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+2 ... great job.

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