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Old 11-14-2011, 02:02 AM   #21
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I've got a few sheds and a couple scrub buck racks. I'll make one and see how it goes. I've read a lot about the difficulty of getting them threaded correctly.

How long have you been working on the keezer? I'm about 5 months in to mine and have tiling left. It's been one of those 1 hour here, 1 hour there projects. Really wanting to finish it up!

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:15 AM   #22
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I didn't use the inserts for the tap handles, If you give the 5/16th bit a slight "wiggle" to make the hole just over 5/16, the threads will bite right into the antler nice and tight. This would all be much easier with a vice, I don't have one so I used my brothers hands, it was not ideal.

I have two half days in my keezer, I wanted to get finished yesterday, but still waiting on the distributor and last shank. Also, the girlfriend had me busy with other stuff yesterday

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Old 11-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #23
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I really loved this build

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Old 11-14-2011, 02:27 PM   #24
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Thanks...it really looks way cooler in person than in the crappy cell phone pics I put up here. I was able to do it pretty cheap also because I had a lot of stuff on hand already. I'm out of town for a few days but hope to have it totally finished by thanksgiving, when my beer guzzling family will be in town

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Old 11-19-2011, 09:41 PM   #25
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Here it is all finished. Finished up insulating the coffin today, I didn't take any pictures of that process, but you can see the foam snow in the background. Expecting my distributor and ranco on Monday or Tuesday. Then it should be draft beer glory. Any advice on where I should place the ranco probe? Ive heard they will cycle on and off a lot if you just suspend it in the freezer. I also ended up putting a spike antler on the left most tap, so now I have a one point, two point and three point antler from left to right. This is my way of labeling the taps as 1,2, and 3. I need to tidy up the tubing going up to the taps but I'll do that when I plumb the gas side...cheers...wnc

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Old 11-19-2011, 09:54 PM   #26
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I put my Ranco probes up against whatever I'm trying to hold at temperature. I found this at Home Depot. It's a pair of 3 foot long 2" wide velcro straps. One will wrap around a corney keg holding a probe against it under a piece of insulation (and daisy chaining the pair works for my 6.5g carboys during fermentation).

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Old 11-20-2011, 01:27 AM   #27
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Thanks...
I was thinking I would end up attaching the probe to the keg somehow. This has been a fun project, and I can't wait to draw the first pint from it sometime next week. Thanks for all the help and inspirational builds...cheers til next time

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #28
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Looks fantastic.....very nice work! Post a pic. of your first pint.

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Old 11-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #29
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I will, I kegged up a batch last night, my ranco and distributor STILL aren't in, so I am only running the freezer for a couple hours at a time to keep from making my beer "black ipa ice". I gave it a test run last night with starsan and found one minor leak that was in an extremely inconvenient place to get to, the insulation makes getting at the shanks from the rear a little awkward, doable, but awkward. The test run also proved that I WILL need a drip tray. Keg connection has a perfect one that I will be ordering today on my lunch break. Cheers first pint pics to come

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Old 11-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #30
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Didn't pull a full pint because I knew it wouldn't be very carbed yet. Paper towel drip tray is also tacky as hell, but will have to do until the real thing gets here (ordered earlier today). Cheers

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