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Old 10-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #51
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Ok my keezer is basically complete :





I don't have a drip tray yet and I'm on the lookout for creative solutions. I'd also like to build a false bottom and put in a fan for circulation. I have to research that one too.

For [a lot] more details and pictures check out the post on my blog:
http://frothus.blogspot.com/2012/10/keezer-project.html



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Old 10-08-2012, 01:15 AM   #52
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I just picked this freezer up from Costco. $230ish in Hawaii. Had to replace my ferm chamber. I wanted an upright but the price was right and it'll fit 2x 6.5gal carboys no problem. Matter of fact, once I finish this second brew today (21st Amendment Bitter American clone) it'll be on its trial run.



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Old 10-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #53
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I built my keezer with the subject chest freezer around the holidays last year. 2 x 6 on the rim with a 1 x 12 skirt around the outside.



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Old 10-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #54
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I built my keezer with the subject chest freezer around the holidays last year. 2 x 6 on the rim with a 1 x 12 skirt around the outside.
Do you have any pictures of the skirt? I am planning on putting my keezer on a stand as well with casters and am trying to figure out a good size.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #55
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By skirt I meant an outer piece of 1 x 12 around the 2 x 6's, so the 2 x 6's are what sit around the freezer top and the 1 x 12's hang over the edge another 6 inches. I don't have anything around the bottom.

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #56
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By skirt I meant an outer piece of 1 x 12 around the 2 x 6's, so the 2 x 6's are what sit around the freezer top and the 1 x 12's hang over the edge another 6 inches. I don't have anything around the bottom.
Ahh, I see now. I was planning on using 1x6 up top and not skirting it, just making brackets inside the freezer to hold the collar on. The skirt seems useful though as I don't want to have to drill into the new freezer to mount the drip tray. I may have to think about that now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:52 AM   #57
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Frothus--thanks for the blog post. I think I am going to do the same thing.

Is the temperature control hard to install? Where did you buy the co2 manifold?

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:59 AM   #58
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Frothus--thanks for the blog post. I think I am going to do the same thing.

Is the temperature control hard to install? Where did you buy the co2 manifold?
I'm so sorry for the late reply. Life got hectic and I stopped following HBT for a while. I bought most of my equipment off of Amazon. I could find the specific model if you still care. Note the barb connector diameter when you buy it or you'll have to push hard to force the gas line onto the barb (what I did). It works fine though. Also, I'm happy with clear gas lines so I can see if any beer flows into it (can happen if you over fill and add kegs with different pressure levels).

I ended up with the Johnson controller because I was too lazy to bother with the type that you mount into the collar or lid. The Johnson controller is seriously easy. I have yet to install a fan inside for circulation. I have only been using 3 kegs though and circulation doesn't seem to be an issue.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:03 PM   #59
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Update guys. So I got a 2.5G keg for the holidays and it fits in there as well. This could be the best freezer to date. I have one with 4/5g ball locks and 1/2.5g keg and a chamber with 2/6.5 carboys.

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Looking to do this setup with a collar and putting 4 ball locks on the floor, but I would also like to use the hump to lager/cold crash before kegging. Does anyone know if this is big enough or if putting the 6 gallon better bottle would push the limit over the edge?



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