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Old 10-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default GE 7.0cf Keezer Build

I just received delivery of my new GE 7.0 cf freezer from HD this morning and am pretty stoked on getting my build started. Most of the other parts have been ordered and I will update this thread when everything starts coming in.

I have been lurking on the forum for a long time and finally am taking the plunge. Thanks in advance to all the people that have previously posted their builds - it has been a huge help and an inspiration for me to get my butt in gear. Cheers!

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Old 10-28-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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First package arrived from kegconnection.com

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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keep the updates coming, I'm getting ready to do the same conversion soon.

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:35 PM   #4
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I second the "Keep the updates coming" comment. Oh and if you need some ideas, I did the same freezer...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ge-7...ersion-192208/

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Will do, BigRigg.

Tom - I used your thread as inspiration to take the plunge - appreciate the write up. I am going to use your method of taking off the original seal and putting it on the bottom of the collar. I'll let you know how it goes. Also probably going to rip your chalkboard paint idea - love that.

Box #2 arrived this afternoon - UPS delivered them at two different times...go figure

5# CO2 tank:


5 Ball-Lock Kegs:


Looks like the rest of the parts will be here on Tuesday from Northern Brewer. I'm looking forward to getting everything set up soon!

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I use the chalk board much more than I expected to. I keep a running tally of the CO2 tank, last weight/refill/etc on one side. I make note of when I swap out a keg of water so I have an idea how long one lasts. I note when I hook up a new keg for carbing. And any other random jot that I need to keep handy. I love it.

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I just bought a 6 month old freezer the same model as yours this morning off craigslist in perfect condition. Going to be following what you do for yours for ideas to build my keezer.

How many taps are you putting in? How much is your cost so far?

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How many taps are you putting in? How much is your cost so far?
Going to put in 2 to start to make sure that I have all my parts correct and everything running smoothly. I plan to expand to 4-6 depending on how many kegs I can fit in there.

The cost has been a little crazy since I am starting from scratch, but I am at round $600 for everything, which doesn't seem so bad with all new parts.

Snapped a quick pic on the way to work of the freezer - nice blurrycam shot:


Hoping my other parts come tonight so I can get started!
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The beer fairy arrived (FedEx) with the rest of my parts!

2 of these set ups for my taps:


1 3-way CO2 distro and 2 gas connections:


If all goes well, I will be adding another 2 or 3 valve distro for the other pressure and the accompanying taps. Baby steps here...

I got 1/4" beer line and from what I'm seeing on the boards, I should have gotten 3/16". Gonna stop by the local homebrew shop and pick some up on the way home.

Almost ready to start the build!

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How do you plan on doing the collar? Attached to the lid or freezer? What size?

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