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Old 02-15-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Dumb n00b Question on "Keezers"

OK, friends and brewers, I give up! I certainly understand a kegerator. I had one years ago to serve commercial beers...mostly Leinenkugel's. But the entire concept of a "keezer" mystifies me. Doesn't a freezer get cold enough to FREEZE? Why, then, would you want to lager beer in one, or use it to hold your kegs for serving? Could someone please explain the concept of a "keezer" and how you keep it from freezing the beer? I'd sure appreciate it!

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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We use temperature controllers. Instead of plugging the freezer into the wall, you plug it into the temperature controller. Controller plugs into the wall, and has a temp probe in the freezer. When the keezer gets warm, the controller "Plugs the freezer in" until it reaches the set temperature. Then it "unplugs the freezer"

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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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What SS said. We replace the stock thermostat with one that allows us to set an operating temperature to one useful to us whereas the sock one is only adjustable with a range of freezing temperatures.

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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Chest freezers hold more kegs and are easier to get things in and out of. Also easier to build a collar to get beer lines out of the keezer.

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Thanks, gang! I truly appreciate the education! And it all makes excellent sense!

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