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Old 02-25-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default 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!!

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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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

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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Yes, Damp Rid. I bought the bucket that they sell the refillable media for. Saves some cash. Grocery store should carry it.

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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I'll try some Damp Rid. Thanks everybody for the responses!!

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