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Old 09-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #31
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Really beautiful keezer project!

One thing... If you're going to encase the freezer with the wood panels and strips, will the freezer still be able to adequately chill its outside, where the hot coils are?

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I thought about all of that when planning it. There is a 1 inch gap all of the way around and I will add fans if needed but after the initial cooldown, it really does not warm up at all.

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I thought about all of that when planning it. There is a 1 inch gap all of the way around and I will add fans if needed but after the initial cooldown, it really does not warm up at all.
Excellent planning!

And sure, it doesn't have to go down to -4°F either.
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:36 PM   #34
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Excellent planning!

And sure, it doesn't have to go down to -4°F either.
Yeah. If you let it warm all of the way up and cool back down its gets pretty warm to the touch but should not be much of an issue at all. I would almost say that the gap is not even needed but it was one of those things where you can't ADD a gap in after .
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Got a lot done tonight. Start assembling the coffin and while that was drying I went ahead and bored out the hole for the temp controller.

Also got the new hinges attached and glued. Had to use a shim piece to get them to line up correctly. Every bit is liquid nails'ed and screwed in. Gonna let it cure for a week before opening again but it already feels solid as a rock so I really dodged that land mine.

It was a bitch cutting out the whole for the temp controller but I used the hole saw that I used to bore the shanks to put 3 holes and then routed with a roto zip. Fits in there very snuggly.

Coffin is simply liquid nails'ed right now but I might go back and add some bracing inside but that will all come as I plan out how to route the lines, foam, air, etc. Can't wait to pull a beer off this!




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Old 09-15-2014, 05:09 PM   #36
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Looking great so far!

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I am going to try to get a lot done tonight. Realized that I could easily hook up a line so I got my first pull this saturday before the football game. After that I got excited and have ignored the rest of the staining and casing and have been focusing on finishing up the coffin so that this is fully operational .



Also got my 10# tank in from homebrewing.org. Just over $70 shipped, look fantastic and costs the same $11 that a 5# bottle does at a local restaurant supply store down here. Also kegged up and am carbing a cider for the mrs and a pinot blanc that I am going to serve on nitro.

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Well done. Looking good!

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Are you putting a fan or anything in the coffin to help keep the lines cold? Do you still think the nitro tank will fit along with the 10# co2?

Can't wait to build my own version of this in a few months!

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Are you putting a fan or anything in the coffin to help keep the lines cold? Do you still think the nitro tank will fit along with the 10# co2?

Can't wait to build my own version of this in a few months!
Just ordered a pair of high power 12V fans I am going to wire in. One will be always on, blowing air through a smooth, duct foil lined path in the coffin. The 2nd will probably be switched with the compressor and cycle air around the freezer itself. Trying to get a lot done today as im going to NYC for the weekend.

I got some of the hole drilled out for the coffin vent but the drill kept dying. Going though oak, then metal, then layers of foam really takes a lot!
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