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Old 01-14-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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I managed to take part in a group purchase of Cornie's last fall and finally got around to converting the 5.2 Cu-Ft freezer I got at Sam's last fall into a Keezer. It holds 4 Cornie's and a 5lb CO2 tank and still has room for a few bottles. Of course the first thing on tap is a Keg of Ed Wort's Apfelwein.

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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Very nice! That's one hell of a collar you have there!

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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GOD DAMN that's a huge collar. Doesn't look like you have issues with height, why'd you go so big? I'd hate to have to lift full kegs over that thing and possible hit the shanks.

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2 questions....

Where did you get that insulation and what is the brand?

How do you secure the collar to the keezer, and the lid to the collar?

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+1 on the lifting bit. What a PITA. The workmanship looks good tho'.

The insulation can be had at a big box home improvement store, in the insulation aisle.

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+1 on the lifting bit. What a PITA. The workmanship looks good tho'.

The insulation can be had at a big box home improvement store, in the insulation aisle.
My lowes didn't have anything like that when I asked about it.
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You, sir, need to find a new Lowes.

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So do you have a crane for your kegs or just really tall?

Looks good though, just would hate putting in full cornies personally, considering my 5'8 stature...

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Thanks for all the positive comments.

I made the collar about 12 inches high so that I could put 2 kegs on top of the bump in the floor caused by the compressor and still have the quick connects clear the lid of the freezer. This allows me to get 4 kegs into a small footprint.

I am about 6'2" and never thought about having a problem placing full kegs inside.

I used some generic foam insulation I bought at Home Depot. Two plys of 1" foam with an R5 rating each.

I thought about using double sided foam tape to fasten the collar to the freezer, but it fits so well without it, that it is just setting on top. A small lip on the freezer and its mass keeps it from moving. I ripped the mdf and foam using my table saw without changing the setting. The foam was slipped in place after the assemble mdf was placed on the freezer. They effectively translate the profile of the freezer top to the top of the collar. The lid fits very snugly. I can take the collar off easily to move the freezer or even load in Cornie's.

The lid is attached with a few wood screws into the mdf.

Now I just need to fill it with beer!

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I am about 6'2" and never thought about having a problem placing full kegs inside.
Have you tried lifting a full keg up and over that beast yet? Not trying to talk down or anything, but I'm 6'3" and have problems getting full kegs up and over a 2x4 collar sometimes. Just lookin out for ya man! That's all.
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