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Old 05-30-2010, 11:19 PM   #31
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thanks for the lesson guys...i would have certainly built it incorrectly

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Old 06-05-2010, 03:28 AM   #32
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Nice Picture. Now see, if I went through all that hard labor to make it match the dining room furniture, the first thing my wife would say when she walked in the room is "How come you didn't make a pretty box for that cooler with the paint bucket?"

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Old 06-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #33
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Nice Picture. Now see, if I went through all that hard labor to make it match the dining room furniture, the first thing my wife would say when she walked in the room is "How come you didn't make a pretty box for that cooler with the paint bucket?"
Thanks!

yeah she wasn't real fond of that, but that's long gone... I only had to use the swamp cooler because it was a strawberry ale and had 5 lbs of strawberries in it, so I didn't think it would all fit in one of my better bottles, so I put it in bucket and the bucket doesn't fit in my fermentation fridge.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:09 AM   #34
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Well this thing has been a long time coming... I've finally commandeered a temperature controller, the company I work for sells them and it took me a while to figure out how to get one for free

Here's a photo of the controller... My only complaint is that it only has a variance of 2 degrees. I currently have it set at 39, so it will kick the compressor on when it warms to 41, then kick off when it hits 39.



The other thing that I'm quite concerned about is that the compressor is running A LOT, or so it seems... I'm sure it will get better when I get a few more kegs in there, but right now it will only kick off for about 15-20 minutes before it cycles back on. I'm not sure what else I can do to help it hold temp. I have a small fan running 24/7 inside to circulate air, and I also have what I think to be pretty decent insulation in the lid.... I removed the factory insulation and replaced it with two 3/4" sheets of R5 foam insulation, and then used the spray foam that expands to fill in the gaps around the edge. I also have about 3/4 of the inside of the collar covered with the same thing. I do not have the probe in water or anything, perhaps I should give that a try?

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Old 07-29-2010, 01:10 AM   #35
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And here are the obligatory first pour photos:



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Old 08-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #36
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Looks AWESOME !!!!!!

Is it a big pain to open the lid? Could you please post a photo with the lid open? Just wondering how it was attached.

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:07 PM   #37
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Wow. I didn't realise how HUGE it was before I saw the pic of you standing next to it. Haha. Looks awesome!

Definitely put the probe in some water (if it's waterproof) and see if that helps the cycling issues.

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #38
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Nice pour and there really is no better feeling than pulling your homebrew from the tap is there!?

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Wanted to say you have a super sick keezer - definitely an inspiration! Keep up the good work

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Old 10-28-2010, 12:43 AM   #40
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Looks AWESOME !!!!!!

Is it a big pain to open the lid? Could you please post a photo with the lid open? Just wondering how it was attached.
+1 on the awesome and the request for a pic with the lid open
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