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Old 06-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #4621
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you should incorporate a fez and a bow tie for the taps XD
Or a Sonic Screwdriver and a little Dalek.

I'm trying to find a suitable die cast Enterprise to make into a tap handle.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #4622
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forgot to put the temp probe in the freezer and the beer froze solid. it's under co2 pressure any concerns? should I vent and is the beer no good?

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Old 06-26-2013, 12:51 AM   #4623
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forgot to put the temp probe in the freezer and the beer froze solid. it's under co2 pressure any concerns? should I vent and is the beer no good?
I froze a corney solid while dialing in the thermostat and wedging a keg against the plate... I set it out overnight to warm up, and kept it closed. Then I put it back in kegerator and left it another day off the gas.
You might have to vent it a little later as it could have absorbed more co2 while it dropped to freezing.. But you won't know until later. Don't waste your carbonation now, or you'll be forever dialing it back in.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:34 AM   #4624
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How do you guys using chest freezers solve condensation issues?
Usually condensation comes from air getting through the seal. You can try wiping it down real good with rubbing alcohol or some kind of cleaner and then putting a little oil, like vegetable oil, around where the seal meets.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #4625
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Or......it just cannot keep up.
I don't have a collar my CO2 tank and N2 tanks along with regulators are outside. I have a 20 cuft and I have to charge my once every couple of months. (Eva-Dry 500) I have mine in the coffin just above the up fan out of the keezer.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #4626
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A lot of these small freezers are not frost free, including mine.

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:27 PM   #4627
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$50 craig's list find. It was rusty inside and all scraped up and dirty on the outside. I sanded and painted the inside white and cleaned up the outside and painted it black. Appliance epoxy from Lowe's was what I painted it with. On top is the STC-1000 in a Radio Shack project box. My Keg kit should be here Friday... This One! I have some Apfelwein that will be getting kegged as soon as possible.

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #4628
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$50 craig's list find. It was rusty inside and all scraped up and dirty on the outside. I sanded and painted the inside white and cleaned up the outside and painted it black. Appliance epoxy from Lowe's was what I painted it with. On top is the STC-1000 in a Radio Shack project box. My Keg kit should be here Friday... This One! I have some Apfelwein that will be getting kegged as soon as possible.
Very nice!! What sandpaper did you use, and what was your process?
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I went to Home Cheapo, and bought a sanding block with velcro backed paper. I used 50, 80, 120, and 220 to get the seams smoothed out and the rusty spots knocked down. The seams where the different panels come together was the worst, particularly on the bottom. It was so hard to get a good angle on the bottom seam that I finally gave up and painted it anyway. It will probably rust again in the not-to-distant future, but like I said, it was cheap.

The painting took me a week to do it all. I painted the inside first. I started with the bare metal, and rusty spots first. But since it was the most humid week so far this summer, it took forever to dry. It had hardened enough so a firm touch wouldn't leave a fingerprint, but it was still tacky. I got the inside to a point where it looks good from about six feet up, and I taped off the top to be able to spray the outside.

I ended up using one and a half cans of the black epoxy to do the whole outside. I would do one side at a time, and put down just enough paint to leave a splotchy black and white look. Then I would come back the next day and do a little more. The last day was just coming back and hitting the few spots that I had missed and I was good to go.

The temp controller wasn't bad, and I just hard wired it to the freezer, instead of putting in an outlet like I have seen some do. The ground pin on the freezer plug was broken off, so hard wiring it was an easy to fix the grounding. And I put it all in a 6" x 8" project box from Radio Crack.

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$50 craig's list find. It was rusty inside and all scraped up and dirty on the outside. I sanded and painted the inside white and cleaned up the outside and painted it black. Appliance epoxy from Lowe's was what I painted it with. On top is the STC-1000 in a Radio Shack project box. My Keg kit should be here Friday... This One! I have some Apfelwein that will be getting kegged as soon as possible.
That's one lonely looking beer.
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