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Old 11-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Where to mount faucets on keezer collar?

I've built a keezer from a 7cu.ft. freezer and a 6" collar. The freezer has the normal compressor hump on the right side.

In the next week I'll receive 4 perlick faucets with 4" shanks. My question is: where to mount them?

It seems natural to mount them over the hump, as far right as possible, so they are out of the way of the 4 cornies that will be in there. But I've seen many keezers that have the faucets centered on the freezer.

Any thoughts on this kegging brothers & sisters? I'd like to avoid the stupid mistake when I start drilling.

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Having managed a 6 faucet keezer for a couple of years, "out of the way" seems preferable over the long haul. There's a good chance that folks that went with symmetry - and especially those with long shanks and a tight fitting keezer - regret it...

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I went for the right down the center option for the 3 on mine. I also set it up such that if I wanted to add two more I could.

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I went for the right down the center option for the 3 on mine. I also set it up such that if I wanted to add two more I could.
Yea, I think that looks better. Any regrets? Do the shanks interfere when moving cornies in/out?

Since 4 cornies just barely fit in mine, I'm concerned that shanks will interfere big time.
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Yea, I think that looks better. Any regrets? Do the shanks interfere when moving cornies in/out?

Since 4 cornies just barely fit in mine, I'm concerned that shanks will interfere big time.
It's tight. I don't regret it. But with my 10 inch collar I can get kegs on the hump if I want to put more than three in there if I ever go to 5 kegs, and I can use it now to crash cool a bucket or a carboy.

The thing I'm not sure about, is that at some point, probably before I would ever go two taps where I have those punch out, is a stout tap, probably around on the left side of the keezer (if you ever saw the Northern Brewer make a keezer vid on youtube, that's where they put there's.) That may make it harder to move things around it.
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I mounted mine to the side so I could have a nice large 12" handle on the other side.

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If you double-hinge your collar, they won't be in the way no matter where you put them. I did this and put my faucets (with 4 inch shanks) in the center. When I'm making small adjustments or checking on my precious kegs, I just pop the freezer lid up. When I'm moving kegs in or out, I lift the collar up too.

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If you double-hinge your collar, they won't be in the way no matter where you put them. I did this and put my faucets (with 4 inch shanks) in the center. When I'm making small adjustments or checking on my precious kegs, I just pop the freezer lid up. When I'm moving kegs in or out, I lift the collar up too.
Oh, I see. That's an idea that hadn't occurred to me.

Thanks. I learned something new tonight.
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I just attached my lid to the collar. The taps and all the lines lift out of the way.

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I just attached my lid to the collar. The taps and all the lines lift out of the way.
Yea, I thought about that. Didn't seem near as clean. Once I get my faucets I might have regrets though.
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