Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Moisture in my keezer after installing eva-dry 500

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-23-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
BWN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dexter, NY
Posts: 700
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Moisture in my keezer after installing eva-dry 500

I have been having moisture problems in my keezer. I took everything out, dried it completely and put an eva dry 500 in it. I still had moisture forming a day later so I put silicone on all my joints from the outside(they were previously sealed from the inside. I still have moisture after doing that. My EVA DRY is still blue. So it would seem it is not removing moisture. Do I have to do something to activate it? I didn't see anything in the instructions. Any suggestions?

__________________
BWN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
Darwin18
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Darwin18's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 4,020
Liked 656 Times on 473 Posts
Likes Given: 385

Default

What temperature are you operating your keezer at?

__________________
Darwin18 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
BWN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dexter, NY
Posts: 700
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

43 degrees with a differential of 4 so it goes from 47 to 39

__________________
BWN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
rawlus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: milford, ma
Posts: 424
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

How large is the keezer?
It will likely take more than a day for that little unit to make for a dry environment.
How often are you opening the keezer lid? Each time you open you start back at square one again.
Are there any air gaps where a temp probe or other item enters and could allow ambient moisture to transfer?
Try a small tub of damp rid to see if that can work a little faster then the silica gel Eva-dry device. Then perhaps the Eva dry can maintain it once dry?

Generally, persistent moisture speaks to air leaks or liquid leaks of both.

__________________
rawlus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #5
BWN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dexter, NY
Posts: 700
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I sealed up where the temp probe goes in, and also where the gas line goes in. It was completely dry when I put the eva dry in there and shut the lid. I am thinking that there are small gaps around where the shanks go through though. I don't think I sealed those, I'll have to take that apart to check. The keezer holds 4 kegs, I don't know the size I bought it off CL.

__________________
BWN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
rawlus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: milford, ma
Posts: 424
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Hmm. Is th keezer in a particularly humid environment? I don't think the keezer needs to be clinically airtight, I didn't seal shanks with silicone or anything.... What is the humidity issue you're having? Frosting on the walls? Water collection on the bottom?

__________________
rawlus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #7
BWN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dexter, NY
Posts: 700
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Moisture on the walls around the top. Which will probably end up on the bottom. I might by some damp rid to put in there as well.

__________________
BWN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
epateddy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: whitman, ma
Posts: 80
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I've had this EvaDry thing for 3-4 months now. My keezer is well-sealed and I'm still getting significant condensation. Temp is set at 40. The balls (?) in the window have remained blue. I'm not sure this thing is even working.

__________________
epateddy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #9
masonsjax
Professional Amateur
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
masonsjax's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 2,128
Liked 285 Times on 208 Posts
Likes Given: 282

Default

Weird, I've had excellent results with eva-dry. I only open the door a couple times/month and its bone dry in both the keezer and ferm fridge. I have fans in the keezer too, that probably helps the eva-dry collect moisture.

__________________

I aim to misbehave.

masonsjax is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 12:26 AM   #10
beaksnbeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
beaksnbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
Posts: 2,824
Liked 485 Times on 323 Posts
Likes Given: 67

Default

Install a fan to blow directly on it works like a dream.

__________________
Quote:
Home of the 12 Tap keezer
beaksnbeer is offline
kerber Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Shanks? TheCrowsNest Bottling/Kegging 4 09-06-2011 01:34 AM
Cooling beer lines, moisture and mildew? IanIanBoBian Bottling/Kegging 1 04-03-2009 05:21 PM
Installing a tower.... RockfordWhite Bottling/Kegging 1 02-22-2009 04:25 AM
How do you control moisture in your keezer? Stevorino Bottling/Kegging 12 12-13-2008 02:45 PM
Keezer moisture control discgolfin Bottling/Kegging 5 03-24-2008 04:59 PM