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Old 07-10-2011, 03:01 AM   #2791
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Real nice Axes! As a woodturner myself, I can appreciate the turned handles.

I'm not sure if I ever posted my finished project in this thread, so here it is. I picked up this Beverage-Air cooler from a restaurant surplus place without a tower. I had a tower custom fabricated by ACU Metal Fab and added a Love controller in place of the stock analog thermostat.

All the handles were turned or forged by me. I'll let you figure out which is which

I've got 9, 5-gallon Corny kegs in there now and there's room for at least 2 more. Enjoy!



















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Old 07-10-2011, 04:43 PM   #2792
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I thought I'd show off my current setup.
2 5-gal cornies + 1 3-gal corny in a 5CF Keezer
hand-turned pulls, and a digital readout of number of pints left on each keg on the front.
I've got a nitro/stout tap ready to install, and am planning to go up to a larger freezer soon too, but if I add more taps, I'll need to rework the display completely too, so that is a rather large project. I've been planning on building a cabinet facade to hide the white freezer, but have been holding off until I get the new freezer.
How does the digital readout sense the number of pints left? Do you have a thread on HBT about it?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:50 AM   #2793
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Just finished my keezer build, I got a free freezer from a friend (7.2 cu ftMagic Chef), which i sanded down and painted with chalkboard paint. I luckily found some old school perlicks on ebay for $10 a piece, got 4 of them in case i expand, and a kit from kegconnection. I'll probably add on to my regulator to make it a dual body so I can carb a keg and serve 2 at the same time.

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Old 07-11-2011, 12:54 AM   #2794
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:16 AM   #2795
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Just finished my keezer build, I got a free freezer from a friend (7.2 cu ftMagic Chef), which i sanded down and painted with chalkboard paint. I luckily found some old school perlicks on ebay for $10 a piece, got 4 of them in case i expand, and a kit from kegconnection. I'll probably add on to my regulator to make it a dual body so I can carb a keg and serve 2 at the same time.

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:21 AM   #2796
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How does the digital readout sense the number of pints left? Do you have a thread on HBT about it?
I'll have to make a thread about it sometime. Basically, I pulled the load-cells out of digital bathroom scales, hooked up some electronics to interface with a microcontroller, and send the output to the lcd screen. In effect it is a glorified digital scale, but with the output calibrated in pints rather than pounds (of course, 'a pint's a pound the world around' so assuming you could adjust for the empty-keg weight, you could save the hassle and just look at the readout of a standard bathroom scale.

Right now I have a single display for all 3 kegs, but if I expand my setup, I'm thinking of having each unit be self-contained so it is easy to make it work for as many/few taps as you have. Then I could provide instructions or kits. The whole thing isn't very expensive to build, with the scales being most of the total cost. If I could find inexpensive load-cells, it would probably be possible to build them at ~$10 per tap.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:39 PM   #2797
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Gotta say, Axes - that's pretty cool. It strokes my nerd side!

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Old 07-15-2011, 03:59 AM   #2798
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I just finished mine today! The Phlying Eagle Brewery Bar is now open for business! On tap: Bigfoot IPA. Comming up next Kolsch and Redwood Forest.

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