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Old 11-28-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default My best Christmas Present! A keezer which needs some work.

Sooo... my parents bought me a killer Christmas preset! A KEEZER!!! Already built up but needs minor work to get it running. Mild rust inside, new lines are needed, clean shanks up, refinish the top, and a few other things. 18 CF. The tower is a 5 port tower with glycol adapters.

Came with 2 standard faucets, Guinness stout faucet, 2 sanke (European) couplers, few tap handles, regulator, A419 Temp Controller, and beer line cleaning setup.

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Picture of some of the other things that came with it.


Minor rust as you can see


Minor damage on the finish from glasses and or bottles

I am looking to add Perlick 525SS or the 575SS faucets on this and going all MFL connections as well.

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Old 11-28-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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If I were you I'd be doing this right now ->

Looks great. I love that glycol setup!

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Old 11-28-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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Very nice fine, get your folks a beer for that.

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Old 11-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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At first I was ehhh no. I want to build my own and that's way out of my budget..... but then I found out that they were going to buy it.

With having this I can now lager and produce more beer. I was stuck to 2 kegs at a time with my fridge. This will hopefully be fully operational in Mid December if all goes well. I will probably not use the glycol setup anytime soon unless I notice a huge issue with temp of the beer in the tower.

My biggest questions are how to best clean up the rust and which perlicks to go with... 525SS or 575SS?

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:03 PM   #5
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Damn that thing has major potential!

I would suggest Perlick 425SS faucets. I have three of them, and they are great. I like that you can remove the spout for cleaning.

As far as the rust... this is just an opinion, and is not based on any experience.. you may want to try a coat of automotive rust killer, and then spray paint it with appliance paint.

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Old 11-28-2009, 07:20 PM   #6
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Damn that thing has major potential!

I would suggest Perlick 425SS faucets. I have three of them, and they are great. I like that you can remove the spout for cleaning.

As far as the rust... this is just an opinion, and is not based on any experience.. you may want to try a coat of automotive rust killer, and then spray paint it with appliance paint.
Thanks! I was thinking CLR, grout/caulk cleaner, or maybe even oxyclean to clean up the inside but not sure what is the best option. I will definitely look into that one.

Reason for thinking the 5 series was for its newer tech with float O ring and for the 525 our brew club might do a bulk order for them and get the price down to $23 a piece. As for the 575 (Creamer version) not sure if its worth the cost for it.

I will in the near future (not sure how far) get a nitro rig setup on this for the stouts.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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That thing is pretty Doc, really pretty!

Even got you a sweetwater tap?

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That thing is pretty Doc, really pretty!

Even got you a sweetwater tap?
Yup yup! Also Bass and Guinness....
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I'll second the 425SS....i had a 575SS and sent it back for a 425. The creamer is pretty much pointless IMO. All it does is force beer through a bunch of tiny holes, which sprays beer all over the glass. If you want a foamy head, just adjust your pour. It's definitely no replacement for a stout faucet, which is what i was hoping for.

The 425 feels more solid and the removable spout is nice. Just my limited experience opinion. I'm sure you'd have no problems with the newer models either.

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Try this for the rust. It works Great.

http://www.eastwood.com/catalog/product/view/id/4686/s/eastwood-rust-converter/category/26/

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