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Agentaaron 07-13-2011 07:57 AM

Where is your Keezer???
 
Where do you all keep your Keezers?

Right now, I have a upright cooler made by True (the same glass front coolers you see at grocery stores with coke/pepsi) which I have a two tap tower drilled into. It works great, but I have it in my dining room and its a bit loud (Especially when im cooling down kegs). My swmbo told me I can work on a keezer as long as its quieter than what we have now.

Anyhow...I have seen some good deals on craigslist, but afraid ill end up with something older and just as loud. Should I just go with something new? Im not too worried about the warranty as I will be immediately be drilling a hole through the lid to run my hoses into a box on top where my faucets will be...I plan to have 3 on tap and one cooling, probably something along the lines of a 9cf (since I use pin locks)

...So again, where do you keep yours...and how loud/quiet is it?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated

Cheers

marzsit 07-13-2011 08:22 AM

chest freezer converted with a collar, it's out in the detached garage next to my workbench. the living room/dining room/kitchen area of my house is kinda small, the entire house is 850 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.....

BrewForMe 07-13-2011 09:35 AM

I keep my keezer upstairs...in my mind still that is...:(

bucfanmike 07-13-2011 09:56 AM

mine is in my dining room, it was a new 5cf chest freezer. I laminated it with luan and trimmed it up real nice. I built a collar with an oak lid and didnt reuse the lid that came with it. It runs very quiet, barely hear it. It my shed is an old free 14cf from CL for fermenting. It is much louder. So spend the bucks for a new freezer if you want quieter operation.

KevinM 07-13-2011 01:04 PM

I have a new one, it's pretty quiet, I'm not sure if the older ones are as quiet. You would want to listen to them first.
The bulk of the noise was during the initial cooling phase as well.

I have a 3 room apartment (and a kitchen..thing) (bedroom1, bedroom2-converted to a storage room and a main room.) I keep it in the main room, and it's quiet enough for me or anyone else to sleep out there without complaining.

nodson 07-13-2011 01:05 PM

Currently still at my parents house from a wedding BBQ. Usually in my garage since SWMBO does not want it in the house.

corkybstewart 07-13-2011 01:10 PM

Mine's in the garage for now. If we remodel the living room and put a bar in it will then go inside.
Mine is pretty quiet, I don't notice any real noise coming from it. I'd go with a new one for the energy savings as well as the noise factor.

doublesimcoe 07-13-2011 01:25 PM

Mines in the sunroom connected to my kitchen with my dual tap kegerator..wife is ok with it..

AxesOfEvil 07-13-2011 02:43 PM

I've got a 2009 5-cf holiday keezer in the 'bar' area of our family room (next to a similar sized wine cooler). It's about as loud as a refrigerator is generally. Usually not noticeable. The wine fridge is definitely the noisier of the 2. If you want quiet, I would definitely spring for a newer model.

Hermish 07-13-2011 03:00 PM

I have a 10 cf keezer in the dining room. It isn't any louder then the refrigerator.


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