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Old 02-28-2011, 12:28 AM   #21
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That looks great! I'm looking forward to building a keezer one of these days. I have an old school fridge that I converted to a kegerator w 2 kegs, but I really want a big chest freezer to fit extra taps/kegs.

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the kudos, I love having my beer on tap. I am now rewarded everyday for the months of work that went into building it! I do recommend that you keep a spot in your keezer for a beer "in waiting". Otherwise you will have an empty tap for a while.

And to all of you Gator-Haters out there you guys are just jealous j/k I love good college rivalry. Go Gators!

Hopefully this thread will help someone working on their Keezer. I tried to put together an informative overview of how we put things together.

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I've been contemplating how I was going to mount my regulators inside my keezer. I thought about liquid nailing a piece of wood to the inside to screw the regs and manifold in place. Never thought about JB welding them. How's it working out?
Really well. No problems as of yet. We did sand the spot where we were going to attach it first though. So that may have helped.

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i like this look alot; really sharp. I like the t-nut idea
Thanks! I like the dark wood against the black freezer and granite. My wife proudly displays it as a quality piece of furniture.

I actually got the t-nut idea from Jester's build. And they work really well. I do recommend routing out a hole for them to push into (like I did) so that they can be flush in the wood. This will keep them from causing issues when the table top is attached to the freezer lid or when the tile is placed over the top of them.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:19 PM   #23
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Looks awesome you guys! I'm elbows deep in a keezer build myself. What a blast. I can't wait to finish up and start enjoyinf the fruits of my labor. If you get a chance, jump onto my thread in my signature line and check it out. I have received a bunch of PM's lately indicating that I should have started my Rustic keezer build in the DIY section instead of the kegging/bottling section. Oops! Live and learn. Again....your keezer is fantastic and I hope if brings you many years of enjoyment!
I have been silently following your thread. Its looking fantastic, can't wait to see it completely finished. I bet its been pretty difficult working with that raw wood, takes far more skill than I have. I enjoy looking at build threads, people come up with some cool and creative ideas. Good luck on getting it finished and getting to enjoy it.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:38 PM   #24
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Well done sir!

I've got to restart my liquor cabinet build so I can be ready when the weather lets me do my keezer build in the garage. I like the simplistic approach of only doing top and bottom with the painted freezer exposed. With as warm as my garage gets in the summer, I'm hesitant to cover the outside with wood, even with space and fans...

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #25
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Looks good, would look better in Orange and Green though...


As tell Coaches Muschamp and Young whenever I get the chance (I see them each 2-3 times a week)... Go 'Canes!

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #26
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Don't be silent, please chime in at anytime on my thread. The more feedback and ideas I get, the better. I'll continue to update it as I progress. Where did purchase your kegging components? I like the individual regulators for better carb. control over each keg. I would like to place an order this week, so that when I get the finish sanding, polyurethaning, and tile set/grouted/sealed over the next couple of weeks, I'll have the components ready to go. I need to get moving on this because I have a Two Hearted Clone dry hopping in a secondary, a Blood Orange Hefe in a primary, and another batch of Amarillo Wheat on the docket for this weekend. I'll be damned if I bottle this stuff!!!

Actually I find working with raw wood to be much easier. Knifing and milling logs isn't exactly precision work. You can be far less precise, which actually adds to the character of the piece. Thankfully, I have a buddy with a woodmieser milling machine that can mill logs up to 30 ft. in length and 5 ft. in diameter, so the bigger pieces in my basement were milled by his machine.....not by hand. I love the rustic cabin decor, so when my wife gave me the green light to build my basement and bar in this decor...I sort of took it to the extreme.

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:29 PM   #27
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I honestly threw up in my mouth when I saw the Gator logos. Nice build, horrible choice of colleges.



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Old 03-01-2011, 02:57 PM   #28
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Don't be silent, please chime in at anytime on my thread. The more feedback and ideas I get, the better. I'll continue to update it as I progress. Where did purchase your kegging components? I like the individual regulators for better carb. control over each keg. I would like to place an order this week, so that when I get the finish sanding, polyurethaning, and tile set/grouted/sealed over the next couple of weeks, I'll have the components ready to go. I need to get moving on this because I have a Two Hearted Clone dry hopping in a secondary, a Blood Orange Hefe in a primary, and another batch of Amarillo Wheat on the docket for this weekend. I'll be damned if I bottle this stuff!!!

Actually I find working with raw wood to be much easier. Knifing and milling logs isn't exactly precision work. You can be far less precise, which actually adds to the character of the piece. Thankfully, I have a buddy with a woodmieser milling machine that can mill logs up to 30 ft. in length and 5 ft. in diameter, so the bigger pieces in my basement were milled by his machine.....not by hand. I love the rustic cabin decor, so when my wife gave me the green light to build my basement and bar in this decor...I sort of took it to the extreme.
I got just about everything from keg connection with the exception of the secondary regulators and CO2 bottle. I got the 20# bottle from CL for $40 and I purchased the secondary regulators from a friend of a friend that owns convenient stores. He was removing soda machines from his stores and he came across 2 banks (4 in each) of the cornelius secondary regs. Being in the market for them at the time I bought all 8 for $20 a regulator. They are great and I was hoping to do a second keezer build to keep in my dedicated brewery, but things have happened and we are actually now in the process of moving. And then I got to thinking that the first project I am going to work on in the next house is a brew rig. So I figured if I can get most of the money I put into these regulators it would help with something on the new rig (and I really didn't want to pack them up to move them). Therefore I actually just sold the second bank of them on here.

I like the look of the natural wood. I guess I was thinking since the natural wood can vary so much that it would be difficult to work with. But I can see what you are saying with it needing to be less precise and that it actually helps give character to the wood. Its a great looking build though. I can't wait to build my own bar. But my brewery will be my next project and my wife is actually looking for houses with a dedicated brew space for me in mind.


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Looks good, would look better in Orange and Green though...


As tell Coaches Muschamp and Young whenever I get the chance (I see them each 2-3 times a week)... Go 'Canes!
My whole family are Canes fans as I grew up just North of Miami in Miramar and Hollywood. I then of course turned and went to school at Florida. What do you do in GVille that allows you to spend so much time with the Football coaches?
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Nice build! So, the SWMBO did all the work? j/k

It would've looked better in Carolina Blue.

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