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Old 05-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Pannell's Keezer build

So I started homebrewing a few weeks ago and I am about a week away from kegging my first two brews. I decided that I wanted to build a keezer after seeing Jester's build on here among countless others.

I started with a small 5.6 cu.ft. freezer that I picked up on craigslist for $50 and then headed to the hardware store. Below are some photos of the progress, everything is done except for the temp controller and the tile top. I purchased a temp controller on ebay but didn't realize that it was designed for heating only so I have a new one on the way.


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Old 05-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Is the frame on casters? Did you totally enclose it with wood? Are you worried about overheating with it enclosed? Did you install any kind of ventilation system? What are you putting down for the bar-top (what kind of tile)? Are you cooling the 'coffin'?

Looks good so far!

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Yes the frame is on casters and it has a little bit more support than what is shown on there. I added another 2x4 on the bottom and across the front for the paneling since it was slightly bowed and its only 1/4" pine sheeting. The 2 front casters are rotational the back 2 are fixed, 3" casters since it weighs quite a bit with everything loaded up.

It is not totally enclosed, the back is open for easy removal of the freezer if needed and there is about a 2" gap all the way around between the freezer and where the wood is on the frame, so not really worried about it overheating.

The bar top is probably going to be granite tile, haven't decided on exact color/pattern yet. Going to the store this weekend to get that decided and then install this week.

The coffin is being cooled, I will take some pictures of that later and post them up. I have a 120MM fan inside the freezer to draw air up to the additional area that was added by the collar, inside the coffin I have 2 smaller cpu fans, one drawing air in and one pushing air back into the freezer, the whole thing is insulated as well.

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here are a few more photos showing the back and the inside.


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Looks great!

And since my wife went to Ohio State, I'm also obligated to yell, "GO BUCKS!"

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Very nice job, you'll have many good evenings with that!

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Thanks for the kind words. My fiancee told me "i can't believe you actually made that". Thanks for the vote of confidence dear....i am an engineer who knows how to use tools.

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Thanks for the kind words. My fiancee told me "i can't believe you actually made that". Thanks for the vote of confidence dear....i am an engineer who knows how to use tools.
Yes you do my friend. Awesome job.
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How much did you over hang the freezer lid and your enclosure? Any problem with stability when opening and did you have to put together in the room?

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