Originally Posted by HH60gunner
Ok so I have a chest freezer that I would like to turn into a keezer. I'm thinking that I'd like to go with a 4 tap keezer. How much am I looking at spending to get this setup? Is there a general parts list anywhere for a 4 tap keezer? I googled it, but only got sites that sell keezers.
I imagine I'll need:
- 4 port manifold
- air lines
- beer lines
- temp controller
- 2x6's for a collar
- C02 tank (how big should I go?)(is 5lb tank enough or do I need to go bigger?)
Also, should I store the C02 tank in the keezer, or drill through the collar and set it outside?
- Fittings for the corny kegs
- Regulators I imagine I'll need 4 of them
Anything else I'm missing?
Also how much do you think all of this would cost me?
Store the tank outside the keezer. Drill a hole through the wood and install a flare bulkhead fitting like this one: http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?...oducts_id=2262
And you'll need some white nylon flare fitting washers and flare swivel nuts and barbs. Even if you use barb fittings in the rest of your keezer, it's nice to have flare fittings on the bulkhead to make it easy to connect and disconnect your CO2 tank.
Get a 20 lb CO2 tank if you can. It's nice to have two if you want to spend the bucks for them, maybe one 20 lb and one 10 lb, so that you don't have to be in a hurry to exchange or refill when one runs out. Or two 10 lb tanks. In my opinion, the 5 lb tanks run out too fast, and 10 lb tanks are not much more expensive.
You will need to buy a primary regulator for your tank if it doesn't come with one. You won't need secondary regulators unless you want different pressure going to each keg. If you have secondary regulators, you wouldn't necessarily need air distributors. But you can certainly combine the two.
For example, you could run primary to an air distributor (manifold) and then out to all your kegs at the same pressure. If you get one secondary, then you can split two different pressures to any number of kegs by putting air distributors downstream from your regulators. With two secondaries, you can have three pressures. Three secondaries will give you four pressures. I have an 8 tap keezer with a bank of three secondary regulators. Each secondary goes to a three-way air distributor. So I can keep 9 kegs at three different pressures.
If you can get away with running all kegs at the same pressure, it's cheaper to just buy a 4-way distributor and run them all off your primary regulator.
Don't forget gas in and gas out quick disconnects for your kegs.