Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Keezer Build - GE 5.0 cu. ft.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
thew0zfx
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1
Default Keezer Build - GE 5.0 cu. ft.

Thought I'd share the fruits of a winter project. I live in smaller house so space is a premium, decided to go with a 5 cubic ft chest freezer conversion with tall enough collar for three kegs. Pretty happy with how it turned out.

** Started with GE 5.0 cu ft chest freezer from Home Depot ($179)

** Took off the existing seal so I could reuse it at the bottom of the cooler. Very easy to remove with a sharp knife without damaging it or the lid.

** Built a collar using 1X10 fir, reinforced internal corners, sealed and insulated with hard foam. Light enough for the hinges, gives enough headroom for the third keg on the compressor hump.

** For now I plan on running the kegs at the same pressure, so save a bit of money going with a single regulator with a three-way distributor.

** Used one of my Ranco 11000 controllers off of ebay for temp control. Temp probe kept in water bath to minimize temp swings.

** Perl stainless faucets because really, why not.

** Still need to figure out what I want to do for tap handles and a drip tray. I know I want a 13" wide drip tray but I've gotten a bit OCD about how to mount it. Easily the most indecisive part of the whole project.

** Any thoughts, suggestions?

img_1305.jpg   img_1307.jpg   img_2569.jpg   img_2570.jpg   img_2571.jpg  

__________________
thew0zfx is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
Pearlsnappro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: , Texas
Posts: 32
Default

Well done. I like the height that you get from the 10" collar.

__________________
Pearlsnappro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
wilserbrewer
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,574
Liked 395 Times on 337 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Glue a magnetic strip(s) to the back of the drip tray and place it on the front of the keezer.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ADHESIVE-MAGNETI...item2eb5f09347

__________________
wilserbrewer
BIAB Bags, Hop Bags and Ratchet Pulleys for sale

Expert tailor and supplier of custom sized, top quality BIAB bags, hop bags and ratchet pulleys at reasonable pricing

http://biabbags.webs.com



CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 2.0
wilserbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2011, 01:11 PM   #4
birvine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cochrane, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,512
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Very nice.

B

__________________
Manager & Head Brewer
Swan Lane Brewery
birvine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2011, 01:12 PM   #5
birvine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cochrane, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,512
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

For tap handles - I made one from moose antler (no I'm not a hunter, but a friend had some in his workshop).

B

__________________
Manager & Head Brewer
Swan Lane Brewery
birvine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
ozman0104
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: groton, ct
Posts: 16
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Great looking keezer. I used the same one for mine. For tap handles just go to Lowes or HD and check out the table legs that are pre-made. I took a couple of those and cut off what I didnt want and used them. U can get the inserts there too. Off the top of my head I think they are 3/8 x 16 brass inserts. they will be with the furniture parts in the hardware section. Good luck.

__________________
ozman0104 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2011, 02:50 PM   #7
mgilroy311
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: collingdale, pa
Posts: 4
Default

what are the interior dimensions of this freezer?

__________________
mgilroy311 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-04-2012, 11:38 PM   #8
pekabrewery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgilroy311 View Post
what are the interior dimensions of this freezer?
I just bought this freezer of craigslist and will convert it into a keezer here in a week or two. Inside measurements are 22 7/8 wide, 15 1/8 deep, 27 height, and then it has the extra addition that sticking out in the bottom that sticks out 7 1/2 from the right side and is 9 1/2 in height.
__________________
pekabrewery is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #9
buckeyebrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ky
Posts: 27
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I know its been a whilemsomce you posted this but I may be purchasng one of these freezers and was planning on using top mount taps without a collar. Do you think there would be room for the kegs in there without the collar? My concern is that there may not be enough height. Than,s

__________________
buckeyebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2014, 12:10 AM   #10
oldgringo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Default

I followed your pans with the exception I put a bar towel/handle on the right side of the faucets and removed the actual control and made a bracket for a STC1000 controller. Replaced the freezer thermocouple with the one supplied with the STC1000 which fit perfectly.
Now have a Belgium Tripel and a oatmeal stout and soon a Hoppy IPA.
Works perfectly except now I cannot use it for fermenting!!!!
Thanx again for it is the only way to go!!!!

__________________
oldgringo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jersh's Keezer build... Keezer thread #1,493,829 Jersh DIY Projects 40 05-22-2014 12:19 PM
Yet Another Keezer Build John_FL DIY Projects 3 04-29-2011 11:49 PM
Not just any keezer build....it's my keezer build DirtyPolock DIY Projects 30 11-26-2010 02:37 PM
made some progress on my bar build/ keezer build 802VermontHomebrew DIY Projects 17 08-22-2010 01:20 PM
The keezer build is finally finished! Keezer porn attached. GRHunter DIY Projects 20 06-05-2010 03:38 AM