Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators and Keezers > Keezer Build starting this week
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2011, 12:19 PM   #11
Hoodweisen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: salem, mo
Posts: 179
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EarthBound View Post
30 degrees F?

If so... wow.
Yes 30F beer doesnt freeze at 32 and im not to picky about it having to be at 44.5672 degrees or whatever if it needs to be i figure its eventually gonna warm up.
__________________
Hoodweisen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2011, 12:24 PM   #12
Hoppopotomus
Cedar Hollow Brewing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hoppopotomus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ortonville/Oxford, Michigan
Posts: 1,450
Liked 85 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 118

Default

IMO....pay the $60-$70 for an external temperature controller, you won't regret it.

Hoppopotomus is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #13
bigpapa7272
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: baldwin, Maryland
Posts: 59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppopotomus View Post
By the way....what type of faucets and shanks did you get the "smokin' hot deal on"? I strongly recommend the Perlick 525ss forward sealing faucets. I have heard nightmare stories about stuck faucets with cheaper ball valve faucets. IMO the little extra $ for the forward sealing Perlick faucets greatly outweighs having to deal with stuck faucets down the line. My 2 cents.
They are standard faucets with brass levers the shanks have welded nipples on the end. they have 3 inch shanks on the.
__________________
bigpapa7272 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2011, 03:55 PM   #14
bigpapa7272
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: baldwin, Maryland
Posts: 59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppopotomus View Post
Hey bigpapa7272....what style of keezer are you going for....collar? coffin?

I recommend at least the 7 cu.ft. freezer with 4 kegs & 4 taps. I also recommend a dual body regulator with a 3-way manifold off of one body, with the other reserved for carbing up a new keg or for styles that require a little higher carbonation level. Most 7 cu.ft. freezers will hold 4 cornys on the floor as well as a 5lb CO2 tank....not sure about the 7lb tank. If it's the same diameter as the 5lb, but just taller....it wouldn't be a problem, but if it's much larger in diameter, it may be tight.

In retro-spect, I love the way my rustic keezer turned out and I get compliments from everyone on it, but I only installed 3 taps, eventhough my 7 cu. ft. GE holds 4 kegs. I figured that I could always have a "keg in waiting", but once a keg carbs up....I want to start pulling pints, so I'm moving around beer lines all of the time. I'm adding a 4th tap, but it's a P.I.T.A., because I knifed a log into a custom trim piece where the taps mount and now I have to start the process over and knife a new trim piece to accomodate 4 taps.

Good luck with your build and keep the thread updated, so we can follow your progress. Cheers.

the 7lb tank is steel tall(29 inches) and really skinny, still debating wether or not to go with that. my lhbs has reconditioned 10# steel tanks for the same price as 5lb reconditioned and they fill tanks onsite! So I am actually leaning towards that since I have heard you get a 10 year hydro date on steel.

I plan on 4 taps out of the gate. i will be putting a collar on the keezer for sure.

I am still waiting for the aftermath of the hurricane to settle. Right now I have a freebie 10cf chest freezer lined up just waiting on the guy to get his power back. I want to make sure it didnt get fried in with the abrupt power on's and offs in the storm.
__________________
bigpapa7272 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #15
EarthBound
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Beer Capital of the World
Posts: 984
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoodweisen View Post
Yes 30F beer doesnt freeze at 32 and im not to picky about it having to be at 44.5672 degrees or whatever if it needs to be i figure its eventually gonna warm up.
Lol...

Don't you think that 30F is too cold of a serving temperature? I think it is. Especially for dark ales and barleywines.

I suggest buying a temperature controller. Your beer will taste better if you serve it at a warmer temperature. Trust me.
__________________

"You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of beer."

EarthBound is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-02-2011, 04:28 PM   #16
Hang Glider
Beer Drinker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Hang Glider's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Augusta, SC
Posts: 3,159
Liked 149 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 102

Default

bigpapa - if you search, you'll find lots of love for the Perlick faucets. And after many years of standard faucets, I finally switched a couple of years ago - save yourself the headache - go Perlick now, if at all possible.

check your keg dimensions - I have ball locks, pin locks might be narrower - but 4 ball locks will often not fit in a 7cu ft freezer unless placing one on the compressor hump, which will require a very large collar.

that 10 cu ft would be better.

__________________
Hang Glider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #17
nittanybevo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 58
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Perlicks are great, but at $50 a pop for just the spout, they are an upgrade. I was concerned about mine sticking since my keezer is on my porch, but I haven't had any problems at all. My only problems are the bees that the beer/pop attracts. I use the black faucet covers to keep the bugs away and collect any drips.

__________________
nittanybevo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2011, 12:36 AM   #18
bigpapa7272
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: baldwin, Maryland
Posts: 59
Default

Well Tommorrow is the big day I pickup the freezer. I got the freebie. Its a 10cf kenmore about 15 years old. Heck when he said kenmore I fell in love with it. My grandma has always swore by kenmore products.

__________________
bigpapa7272 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2011, 12:45 AM   #19
Flomaster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 2,146
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigpapa7272 View Post
Well Tommorrow is the big day I pickup the freezer. I got the freebie. Its a 10cf kenmore about 15 years old. Heck when he said kenmore I fell in love with it. My grandma has always swore by kenmore products.
Ultimate SCORE.. now you can buy perlicks. DO NOT even think about any other faucet trust me. don't listen to the folks who think perlicks are upgrades. thats like saying front disc brakes are upgrades from drums on a newer cars.

EDIT: $25 dollar perlicks http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...er-Faucet.html so don't go telling me they are $50 each.


-=Jason=-
__________________
Flomaster's Dual Tower Keezer Build
Flomaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2011, 02:32 AM   #20
bigpapa7272
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: baldwin, Maryland
Posts: 59
Default

are there self closing perlicks?

__________________
bigpapa7272 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The keezer build is finally finished! Keezer porn attached. GRHunter Kegerators and Keezers 21 08-31-2014 02:16 AM
Jersh's Keezer build... Keezer thread #1,493,829 Jersh Kegerators and Keezers 40 05-22-2014 01:19 PM
made some progress on my bar build/ keezer build 802VermontHomebrew Kegerators and Keezers 17 08-22-2010 02:20 PM
Starting my keezer build tonight GRHunter Kegerators and Keezers 6 05-05-2010 10:15 PM
Starting my keezer!! 1620HBC Kegerators and Keezers 8 04-29-2010 08:11 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS