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I used mahogany on mine.


It has darkened up considerably since July. I cannot wait to see that cherry in a year!

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I started with 4 taps and added 2 more last week. It's never enough?

Did you start with 8/4 cherry or is that 2' 4/4 board to get the thickness?
Two boards, with a thin sheet of insulating paper between them, then heavy lacquer. Next I'm gonna line with that Insulating foam that has the foil on the outside, I'm going to bolt the manifold and the rest of the stuff to the collar but pinching the foil insulation in between it.. I see some guys doing it the other way around. Mountings everything to the wood collar and then put insulation on but have to cut around the some of the things connected to the collar? Not good insulating....
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I used mahogany on mine.

It has darkened up considerably since July. I cannot wait to see that cherry in a year!
WOW! Amazing job! Very nice Wu
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Two boards, with a thin sheet of insulating paper between them, then heavy lacquer. Next I'm gonna line with that Insulating foam that has the foil on the outside, I'm going to bolt the manifold and the rest of the stuff to the collar but pinching the foil insulation in between it.. I see some guys doing it the other way around. Mountings everything to the wood collar and then put insulation on but have to cut around the some of the things connected to the collar? Not good insulating....
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I used 4/4 mahogany (3/4" thickness planed) and then insulated with 2" of foam board. To make it look nice inside I used a lot of HVAC foil tape to give it a finished look.

Solid wood like cherry has an R-value of about 1.5 to 1.6 per inch. You will probably have an r-value of around r8 with the insulation. It's not great but its not terrible.
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I used 4/4 mahogany (3/4" thickness planed) and then insulated with 2" of foam board. To make it look nice inside I used a lot of HVAC foil tape to give it a finished look.

Solid wood like cherry has an R-value of about 1.5 to 1.6 per inch. You will probably have an r-value of around r8 with the insulation. It's not great but its not terrible.
First, what is HVAC
2nd what is R-value And not great but not terrible doesn't work for me... Lol, Anything I can do to insulate it better?
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I made mine out of a bottom freezer fridge that I got off craigslist. It only holds 2 kegs because I kept half the shelves in to hold bottles and, at times, food. My wife wasn't going to allow me to take out all of the shelves...

I originally was only able to use the thin plastic tap handles, but I bumped out the faucets using 1/4" walnut, so now I can use thicker tap handles.

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First, what is HVAC
2nd what is R-value And not great but not terrible doesn't work for me... Lol, Anything I can do to insulate it better?
HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning.

R-value - To put it in simplified terms, it refers to the efficiency of insulation - the higher the R-Value, the better the insulation.


Here is the tape i'm talking about:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_237724-56131...fo=3M|Shurtape


Here is a link to the insulating sheething I used:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_15358-46086-...7C1&facetInfo=



Here is what the inside of my Keezer looks like:


I wouldn't do anything yet, unless you have issues maintaining temperature or the compressor cycles too much. Then, you can buy a sheet I linked to above and insulate the inside of the collar.
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YESSSS!, I am caressing it right now.... Lol
And Thanks bud! I can't wait! I'm just afraid three kegs is not enough now... Hahaha... Just kidding.

I joked with my girlfriend the other day that the more the guys women bitch at them the more taps the guys have on the kegerator (That's how you can tell who has the sweet girlfriends and who has the tougher ones) so they need more brew on hand to alleviate such stresses.... Lol
My girl is a Three Tap woman...
Kinda in the middle...


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Then wife is either tough as nails or just loves me above all else

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Oh MAN! You must have it BAD on the homefront.... Lol

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I've explained to people the beauty of having lots of beer on tap isn't that you can have as many beers as you want...it's that you can pour half a beer, if that's all you want.
Like that's ever happened.
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