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Old 06-15-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default Vinny V's keezer build - Kenmore 8.8

While waiting for my first batch to be ready I decided to get started on my keezer build. I just scored a kenmore 8.8 in black off of craigslist. I am planning on doing a collar build, so I need to go get some wood. Also I will be ordering the faucets, hoses and other stuff I will need soon. Very excited to get started!

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:54 AM   #2
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Looks pretty. congrats.

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Old 06-18-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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Got started on the collar, using 2x10 from home depot. I ended up using my circular saw to make the 45 degree cuts. Didn't come out perfect, but not horrible either.

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Old 06-19-2011, 12:32 AM   #4
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Hey vince. I'm interested in how this build goes for you. Can you keep us updated with pics throughout your process? Ill be subscribing

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:20 AM   #5
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Yes, I will keep updating this build thread. I am waiting on some parts to come in this week, but I should be able to get the collar done and attached to the lid soon. Actually I do need to wait for my shipment from sears, I have a set of hinges and a factory gasket coming in. I will be doing a double hinge setup.

After that is done the next step will be the faucets. I need to get my order with keg connection in asap so I will have those when I need them.

Almost forgot, before all that I need to get these rust spots taken care of. Thinking I might need to sand this whole area up then treat it and paint it... Not sure though. Does it look bad?

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:43 AM   #6
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Here's my kegerator. I posted a how to video on YouTube & iTunes via CrudeBrewCrew.com Have fun!

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Old 07-16-2011, 11:52 PM   #7
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Here's an update to my build. I'm working on getting the thermostat set now. Just waiting on some final parts before I move it to the basement.

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:15 AM   #8
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SLICK! That's pretty clean looking. If I were you I'd be extra jazzed to start using it (especially since it'll be your first brew!)

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Here's some updated pics of my completed keezer. It's up and running now! It's dual hinge, and I got my first batch of brew carbing up!

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Looks good. Oxnard huh, port hueneme here!

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