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Scooba 02-25-2012 04:12 PM

Condensation in Keezer
 
Hello all!! I'm in the beginning phases of my keezer build. I have 2 kegs and co2 bottle on the floor right now without a collar. I noticed alot of condensation this morning along the walls and the co2 bottle. What is a easy solution to this?

Thanks in advance and I will be starting my keezer build thread soon!! Stay tuned!!

teddy4xp 02-25-2012 04:19 PM

You can try picking up some "damp rid" from the hardware store, that's what I use in my chest freezer and it works awesome

Hammy71 02-25-2012 05:55 PM

Yes, Damp Rid. I bought the bucket that they sell the refillable media for. Saves some cash. Grocery store should carry it.

countrygringo 02-25-2012 06:17 PM

In the Jan/Feb issue of Zymurgy they have a gadget article and someone submitted that they use plastic Chinese food containers- a lid with 3/8" drilled holes that attaches to the bottom of the container drilled with 1/16" holes. A shallow layer of ice melt is put in the bottom of the container which sets over a deeper solid container (to catch the moisture). Says it draws moisture in and it drips into the lower solid container. I haven't tried it yet (just finished my keezer), but I am going to give it a shot- cheap and easy if it works. If not, damp rid it is.

teddy4xp 02-25-2012 06:36 PM

what you just described is exactly what damp rid does. its the same set up with the two containers and uses the same minerals to draw out the moisture.

Werbi 02-25-2012 06:44 PM

Damp rid helps but I still get condensation (Florida). I try to limit opening as best I can, make sure you seal well around the collar and any holes to limit the moisture getting in. I also keep bar towels handy and wipe down the sides when I'm servicing the keezer and fermentation fridges (especially when I have an active fermentation going) as it really helps cut down on the condensation that ends up on the floor of the freezer. For that I just toss a bar towel down there to absorb the moisture. To some extent it is something to live with, keep it clean and wipe down regularly and you should be fine. I have not had any mold issues despite the warm humid climate.

Cheers, Werbi

Scooba 02-25-2012 08:14 PM

I'll try some Damp Rid. Thanks everybody for the responses!!


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