The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Keezer collar and condensation

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
dedhedjed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 345
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Keezer collar and condensation

I am beginning to get the parts together for a keezer conversion with a collar attached to the body of the freezer. Wood is not a great insulator, so I am a little concerned with temperature loss (but with a johnson control is shouldn't be a huge issue). More importantly I am wondering if folks have had an issue with condensation on the outside of the collar as the inside would be in contact with cold air and the outside in contact with room temperature air (the keezer will be in doors).

my inclination is to not worry about it, but has anyone had any issues with this? I was thinking that some foam insulation on the inside of the collar might help if it is a problem.

Thanks for any input.

__________________
dedhedjed is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
demonrichie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kingston Ontario
Posts: 446
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

if you are using a good paint or stain the wood shouldnt have a problem as long as it seals good

__________________
demonrichie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
FlyEagles78
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Millersville, MD
Posts: 24
Default

I have a nice exterior paint/primer on mine and haven't had any problems yet. I used 2x6 wood.

__________________

Been brewing since 2009. I am such a n00b.

FlyEagles78 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
zimman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 184
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

i have not had any moisture problems either. i used 2x10.

i did notice the freezer ran more often than it should due to the lack of insulation so on the interior i added ventilation insulation from home depot. worked perfectly. also i added a muffin fan to circulate the air. prob not necessary but i like it.

__________________

"Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire."

David Rains Wallace


Primary:
Secondary:
Kegged:
Bottled:
Kegged Soda:

zimman 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
Keezer and collar Alemental Equipment/Sanitation 8 03-14-2011 05:57 AM
Keezer Collar Kplum DIY Projects 3 03-22-2010 02:48 PM
Condensation in Keezer Rockweezy General Beer Discussion 2 12-27-2009 01:07 AM
Keezer collar thickness bushump Bottling/Kegging 5 02-03-2009 08:48 PM
Keezer collar. Bender Bottling/Kegging 4 12-23-2008 05:02 AM