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Old 03-09-2012, 02:32 PM   #331
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Ours is about 30 years old and built with the wood off the property. It is a 2 story basic A frame we do have plumbing and hot water. We have to have the propane come in once a year. But we do not have power unless we go outside and hit start on the Honda generator. Hopefully we will have the cash to put in a couple of solar panels in the coming years. We do not need much just enough to power a few lights and a microwave here and there.

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Old 03-24-2012, 05:56 AM   #332
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Can you come build this at my house? This place looks amazing! I would love drinking or brewing beer from there.

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Old 04-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #333
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Looks awesome, I'm about to start one myself but with a 5 cubic foot freezer. I have a few questions;
1.) How difficult was it to drill through the top of the freezer for all the tubing and bolting on the top?

2.) As far as the fans to cool the between the freezer and coffin did you try and wire those to the compressor or just have the on their own?

This is going to be the first time I have ever attempted anything like this, I was just going to do a collar on the freezer but after seeing yours I want to try and do this.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #334
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Hey man, I've been away for the holiday weekend. The bolt holes for the top fasteners were easy to drill, I think I used 1/4" diameter bolts and drilled 5/32". That was simple with a nice new drill bit. I burrowed a set of bimetal hole saws to drill my fan portals (4 1/8") and my beer line portal (2 1/2"). I fastened my top to the lid of the freezer first, then drilled the larger diameter holes. I started with a pilot hole drilled all the way through the plywood coffin base, through the metal skin of the lid, through the insulation of the lid and all the way through the plastic liner of the lid. The larger holes were a b*tch to drill because the bit kept biting once I got through the plywood base and hit the metal skin of the top. About broke my wrist, so I lightened up on the pressure and let the hole saw do the work. Once I made it through the plywood base, the metal skin, and 1/2 of the insulation, I then started drilling from the under surface through the plastic and the rest of the insulation.

I wired both fans to a 14 guage extension cord that I cut and wired them to. I used a dual input/dual output temp. controller (TSS2), so the fans plug into one outlet that is controlled by the temperature probe connected to channel 2 of the Love controller. The compressor plugs into a seperate outlet that is controlled by a temperature probe connected to channel 1 of my Love controller. I like having independent control of temps for coffin and the freezer compartment seperately. Hope this helps.

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #335
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Looks fantastic!

A big thanks for all of your pics of the frame itself (way back at the beginning of the thread); they really helped me visualize how I was going to construct the frame for my now in-progress keezer.

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #336
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No problem man. Good luck and let me know if I can help.

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #337
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Subscribed, I gotta make me one of these, this is about the most awesome one I've seen!

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Thanks Jerk! Much appreciated. Start building one and I'll help coach you through the process in any way that I can. Check out this thread for my matching fermentation chambers.....just posted some pics. tonight.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hoppos-rustic-fermentation-chambers-ale-lager-301274/index7.html#post4375279

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Cool, I just blew my cash on a new brew rig, so I'll have to budget this project for post holidays, but I'm defiantly looking forward to it.

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Good luck man! Do you have a thread for your brew rig? Would love to check it out.

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