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Old 06-10-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default My Keezer build and expense report (yikes)

First of all I'd like to thank the members of this forum, as without the information I gathered here, there is zero chance I could have completed this. So, thank you.

I finished the keezer up last night (it took me about 3 weekends working a few hours here and there). And the best part is I have an IPA that I made about 6 weeks ago ready for the drinking. It is in the keezer "burst carbing" now. I could barely sleep last night i'm so excited (pathetic i know). I've attached a few pictures of the final product. I took a lot of pictures along the way and I plan to post an album of the build soon.

Also, I added up all my receipts just to see how much this thing really costs. Remember I have little to no wood working skills, meaning I own little to no wood working tools. I did have a drill a few wrenches and screw drivers but that's about it. I say this because purchasing tools substantially added to the cost. The grand total... just over $1,450! It definitely cost more than I was planning, but I had a great time with the project and am very happy the end result.

Corey

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Old 06-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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My projects always seem to blow the budget too. Very nice keezer, looks very professional. Was that hammer shown used to make it all fit together...

Enjoy.

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That looks real solid! I'm hoping to start mine today, but hoping it doesnt cost as much

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Here is an item list/expense report.

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Old 06-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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My projects always seem to blow the budget too. Very nice keezer, looks very professional. Was that hammer shown used to make it all fit together...

Enjoy.
Haha, using that hammer was contemplated several times throughout the process, sometimes directly to the keezer sometimes turned to myself...

Thanks for the comments.
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For someone who says they have little to no woodworking skills, I'd say you did a excellent job! Congrats.

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Yeah, I try not to think about mine. I've got a running tally on my 8-tap coffin keezer and with hardware, granite bar top, woodworking, and freezer I'm going to end up around 2500!

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Looks fantastic, great job. One question for you. I noticed you have a dual pressure regulator and a 3-valve manifold. It appears one line from the regulator is going to the manifold. How are you using the other lines?

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my keezer wasn't expensive... but i already had the kegging equipment lol, if i totaled everything, i'd prolly cry, and i still need another tap.

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First rule of DIY, don't keep tract of costs. Lol.

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