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Old 02-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #321
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Sounds like you are well on your way......$145 is a great deal. Did it come with the 3 way manifold? You will need a 3 way manifold off of one of the regulator bodies to accommodate 4 kegs. Also, are you housing the 10# CO2 tank inside or outside of the keezer? If inside, you will certainly need a larger freezer than I used (7 cu ft) or at least a substantial collar, so one of the cornies can sit on the hump.

Good luck and keep me posted on how it goes. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help the best I can.
I usually don't brag about stuff, but I figured $145 was a pretty good deal and I wanted to gloat a little bit . It did not come with a manifold, I bought a new 4 way so I can have 4 kegs at serving preasure and 1 line open for options (not really sure what yet). I would like to keep everything inside the keezer, so like I said, Ive just been waiting for the right size, right priced chest freezer to come up on craigslist. But, im not opposed to getting a smaller on and putting a collar on it if the price is right.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #322
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:35 PM   #323
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Just read your post on the keezer build...Very impressive project and results speak for themselves. I am jealous of several things, not having a basement and not doing something similar to the many fridges I have owned and just stuck stickers on the face along with a couple of faucets.

Very inspiring project.

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #324
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I appreciate the compliment. If you ever decide to move from a kegerator to a keezer, start a thread and ask lots of questions. We are all very happy to help out in anyway that we can. Thanks again!

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #325
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I have been planning on building a cedar log chalkboard to hang above the keezer, but kept putting it off. I finally decided to get my table saw out and rip down some logs for this project and for trim pieces on my rustic fermentation chambers. I used my draw knife to knife the bark off of the logs, then sanded, cut to size, and threw it together. After 4 coats of poly, it's almost done. Just need for it to dry, so I can install the chalkboard from behind and the hanging brackets.

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Final pics of the cedar log chalkboard for over the keezer. It's smaller than I wanted, but with this being the only size board that I could find, I just had to roll with it. I would have liked for it to be 12" or so wider, but it will do the trick. It's still a little bit tacky, so I didn't write the line up on it yet. To fill the space on either side of the chalkboard, I plan on making cedar log and deer antler wall sconces. Onto the next project.

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Thanks for the compliment and sorry about the crappy picture quality. Not sure why the last one was blurry. I'm stopping by the office supply store tonight to get some chalk to write the lineup on it. Thanks again!

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You have inspired me to build one similar. My wife's grandparents have a cabin at about 7,000 feet in elevation in the Sierra's near Shaver Lake, CA. that I care for when there is no snow. (About 4 months out of the year) I will have to start harvesting ceder limbs for the corners and tap handles. Now if I could just my wife's grandpa to bring his portable mill back up there I could do the whole thing in ceder for just my labor and gas to run the mill.

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Man, that sounds great! I would love to have something like that in my family and I would love to own a mill. My family owns a tiny little hunting cabin in Cadillac, MI that is literally a single room (20'x25') shack.....no indoor plumbing, no bathroom (just an outhouse), but it does have electricity. It has been in the family for more than 40 years and has never been renovated. Needless to say, it's a POS! We have been contemplating knocking it down and rebuilding something nicer, as it is on acreage and surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, close to the Pine River and Caberfae Ski Resort. The problem is that there are other distant relatives that have a small share of ownership, that refuse to invest in the property to bring it up to suitable living standards. My immediated family members (dad/brother) refuse to invest in the property to make it nice, as long as the distant relatives continue to have access to it. It has been a standoff for years now and it's a shame, because it could be built into something really nice.

Someday my goal is to own my own log cottage in NW Michigan, near Traverse City on one of the big lakes and not have to worry about other family members or distant relatives being involved. It was one of my main driving forces for opening my own businesses and working my a$$ off all of the time. Hopefully someday I can make it happen, but in the meantime I can enjoy my rustic cabin like basement. Good luck on your build and I look forward to following it. Let me know if I can help!

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