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Old 10-08-2008, 04:14 AM   #1
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So ive been waiting for months to build a keezer so after hunting on craigslist i found a chest freezer for 30 bucks. I knwo how much i love looking at pictures of peoples projects so i figured i would return the favor. Heres what i did to it thus far.


I used 2 x 8 pine boards and cut them to shape. There bolted with 1/4 x 3.5 inch lag bolts with SS washers. I counter sank the holes so they wouldn't stick out.


After removing the lid to the freezer i taped off and painted with rustoleum automobile primer and then the notorius chalkboard paint.


Had to add a goat somewhere because of my brewery so i printed a picture of a B/W goat offline and cut it out with an exacto knife. Then i taped it and used blue rustoleum to spray over it.


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Old 10-08-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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Caulked using silicone sealant onto the wood which hopefully will keep it in place when i have to affix the lid. Caulked ALL the seams. and weighed it down




I plan on reattaching the lid tomorrow along with latches as well as drilling for the taps. This should be just in time to finish lagering a munich dunkel which i pulled out for a dactyl rest. Will keep posted



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Looks great so far keep us posted

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So the only thing holding it on is the silicone? I think I would want to strap in in so that when you open it the lid does not pull it apart.

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So the only thing holding it on is the silicone? I think I would want to strap in in so that when you open it the lid does not pull it apart.
the silicone is basically gluing it to the top. I was contemplating using brackets bit even partially dried its stuck on pretty well. You think i need to still bracket it to the frame?
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The lid is spring loaded I could see you opening it and forgetting to hold it back. Thus when it hits the end of the travel it could break the seal. Maybe not but for a few $$$ in 2-4 straps I would strap it.

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OT: recipe for the munich dunkel?!?

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i used liquid nails and it is holding up fine. it isnt coming off without a lot of work.

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Munich Dunkel
7# munich
3# german pilsner
.25# crystal 120
.25# chocolate malt

tenttnager 1 oz @ 60 mins
" ".5oz @ 30
" ".5oz @ 10 mins

fermented at 50 using wyeast munich lager yeast
mashed grains at 153 and doule batched sparged after 1 hr
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So i just reattached everything. Heres how it looks finished off



I drilled out an armature for the temp probe because i wanted it semi removable but sealed and caulking it in seemed barbaric. I drilled out a maple dowel i had laying around and then split in in half so the cord would fit in the middle. Then i pushed it into the hole. Worked perfectly with a little sticking out the back if i need to remove it.



I have a slight airgap in the front where the weatherproof rubber seal meets the wood but i dont know what to do about it but its not big at all- just not perfectly airtight like everything else. Any ideas?



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