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KUbrew 03-22-2009 02:02 PM

Keezer Build
 
I thought I would post my keezer build since I went with a tower instead of a collar, which, from what I can tell, is in the minority on HBT. After much debate I decided to go with the tower, mainly because I love the look of the tower and space isn't an issue so I can open up my lid without hitting the wall with my tap handles.

Here's my CL freezer (already with the lid taken apart), a kenmore that will hold 6 kegs, a 20# tank and still have room for bottled beer and pint glasses.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1758-small.jpg

I needed to reinforce the lid with some 1/2" wood in order for it to be sturdy enough to mount the tower onto.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1762-small.jpg

I used gorilla glue to attach the wood and let it cure overnight. (The wife loved me using her mixer to hold the wood down!)
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1760-small.jpg

I used leftover wood to attach 3- 5"X8" pieces to where the towers will be mounted for a little extra support.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1765-small.jpg

KUbrew 03-22-2009 02:05 PM

Here's the lid with the wiring reattached and the insulation back in.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1766-small.jpg

I don't have a hole driller so I decided to try my 1.5" wood drill bit and see if it would make it through the sheet metal on the lid. After going through 2 batteries on the drill it finally made it through!
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1763-small.jpg

And here's the finished product. The wife is working on some custom handles so hopefully I'll have the cheap ones gone in the next few days. I only have the capacity for 2 kegs right now but as time and money allows I'll be able to expand and put a two tap tower on each side in order to have 6 taps total.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1770-small.jpg

Here's the inside, doesn't look like it from this pic, but it will hold 6 kegs and a 20# co2 tank.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...1771-small.jpg

defenestrate 03-22-2009 07:35 PM

very nice, i'll have my pics up soon i hope!

KUbrew 03-22-2009 09:39 PM

let me know when you get it finished.

Malric 03-23-2010 08:29 PM

How are the hinges holding up with the extra weight? I'm thinking about trying this route, except they filled my lid with the foam insulation :(

inspector13 03-24-2010 02:21 AM

What size is your freezer?

kegtoe 04-06-2010 03:19 AM

malric, hinges will hold a lot wegiht - look at jesters keezer. Also you can check mine out - it has a lot of weight more that the hinges can hold in the upright but wiht the right support it should be fine. I spent 60 buck on 2 identical hinges to the 2 that were on my keezer but haven't found a need ot install them.

KUbrew 04-06-2010 03:51 AM

Sorry, didn't see the posts until today. It's holding great with all the weight, those hinges are tough! I've now got 3 towers on it and 6 kegs full, much better than just 2 kegs. The next project is a nice drip tray, but it's hard to find something long enough to accommodate all 6 taps.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...5/DSC09058.jpg

KUbrew 04-06-2010 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inspector13 (Post 1963367)
What size is your freezer?

Not sure the exact size, I got it off CL. It's just big enough to fit 6 kegs and a 20lb tank.

kegtoe 04-07-2010 01:09 AM

pretty pricy option: http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/drip-trays-cid-903.html
more reasonable on price, but not sure of the vender: http://www.kegworks.com/draft-beer-equipment-drip-drain-trays-409
pretty reliable source: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=drip+tray

Typicaly i buy my stuff from N Brewer or Midwest supplies but they don't have a huge selection and are often sold out of drip trays. good luck.


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