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Old 08-20-2012, 01:05 AM   #21
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Wow, just had a discussion with my (non beer drinking) wife. I asked for her input on where I should place the shanks in the collar (I suck at design). After we talked about that she said "You know, when this is done you can put it in the kitchen if you want." Earlier I had been joking with her about putting it in the living room (less walking and all), I was sure it was going to be stuck in the basement.

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:30 AM   #22
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Thats a win. How many taps are you going to have?

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:40 AM   #23
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The freezer will hold ten kegs, soooooo... I'm going to plan for ten taps

My plan is to go ahead and drill the collar for ten and then install shanks as I can and plug up the remaining holes until I need them. I don't want to have to take the collar off to add holes once it's assembled.

Although a different plan may be coming together, a tower oriented plan. Time (and price) will tell. In the meantime, I will continue work on the collar.

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Wow that's awesome you can put that in the house haha

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She's a pretty good broad, and puts up with a lot from me. I guess I'm lucky.

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Mine holds 14 + two 3gallon kegs on the hump no collar coffin went with 12 taps gives two sitting on co2 cold in reserve in case something kicks when people are over, just saying only thing worst then empty fermenter is an empty keg/ tap....

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Mine holds 14 + two 3gallon kegs on the hump no collar coffin went with 12 taps gives two sitting on co2 cold in reserve in case something kicks when people are over, just saying only thing worst then empty fermenter is an empty keg/ tap....
Man, that's a lot of beer. Party at your place
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Any updates?
I found your thread yesterday, I was going to ask you the same thing.

No, I haven't done anything really. Yesterday we had "sneak peek" at my kids elementary school and then football practice yesterday evening. Today I have a "casual lunch" with a hiring manager I interviewed with on Friday.

I did speak with Todd over at Keggconnection.com yesterday about some stuff and I think they are going to be able to hook me up with the things I need to at least be operational with by Labor Day weekend. They were having some phone line/internet issues though and I need to call him back this morning.

I also ordered 20 tap handle inserts from McMaster Carr. They came out to be $20 with shipping. Not bad, I don't think at a buck a piece. Now I'll be able to make my own tap handles as well.

I could have done more yesterday, but I really wasn't relishing the thought of sanding the sides of this thing. I need to just push through and get it done.

Oh, I also found out that because of the collar I can actually fit two more kegs in there on the hump.
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haha yea i kinda of left my thread to die and piggyback on yours i just got off work i have rotating 4 days on 4 days off so not much going on with my work days. But now its my saturday. I need to order the kegging supplies and am still waiting for my temp controller and fan to get here. im gonna cut up the insulation for the collar today and glue it on. cut the hole for the gangbox to recess into and fit more insulation to cover the gangbox. so its a slow process but its ok im kinda of fitting this in between new house projects like a 12 X 12 shed/brewhouse.

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