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Old 12-11-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default Starting my keezer build... thoughts? Pics added

Hey guys...
I wanted to post my ideas on my keezer build that starts tomorrow.
I am going to use a 5 cubic foot freezer and build a irish coffin on top. The top will be tiled with multi-colored blue 1" glass tile and a stainless drip tray. The inset of the coffin under the taps will have a 10" digital picture frame rolling thru the beers on tap as well as pictures of the brew day and abv, ibu's etc. Instead of paneling the sides and front with wood, I am going to use corrugated tin used for roofing. I am also going to use some blue led ribbon light underneath the lip of the lid to reflect down the front and side tin. I will have it up on four wheels... I'll use the radio shack project box cooling system for the coffin to keep the taps cold. Any thoughts, suggestions or anything that I am missing? I have been running the keezer for about a year now and opening the top to get a cold one... I think I will like having a setup like this.

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Old 12-11-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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inspiration from all over the place but here are some that got my mind working...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/completed-kegerator-almost-112729/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/bbentleys-keezer-build-271020/index6.html
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/mid-missouri-freezer-conversion-235314/index3.html
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/keezer-build-another-one-way-169440/index4.html

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Old 12-11-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
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I think your digital picture frame idea is great...but I think I need to see the tin sides before having an opinion on that part of your build.

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Old 12-12-2011, 01:55 AM   #4
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here is a couple of links with pics of the tin...
http://guthriecabinets.com/Pictures/Spencers/DSC_0518.JPG
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7qnkY0PHj_o/S06IGeNZQ6I/AAAAAAAACAw/CiVlrR0xsJo/s400/Kasey%27s+Grille+002.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7bnu-Au2bzg/TVQ8LwDZ81I/AAAAAAAAAE4/olWcUbhM_nY/s1600/corrugated3.jpg

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Old 12-12-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Here is the digital frame and lights.
http://www.ecost.com/p/ViewSonic-Consumer-Electronics/product~dpno~8886089~pdp.gjbcgge

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Led ribbon. Way better than rope light. Bends and the lights are much closer together.
http://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Lighting-Strip-LED-Ribbon/dp/B002Q93CGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323729857&sr=8-1
And the juice to power them:
http://www.amazon.com/Ledwholesalers-Power-Suppply-Driver-Transformer/dp/B0034GUEY4/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_c

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Old 12-12-2011, 08:08 PM   #7
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Sounds like it's going to be nice looking rig - love the digital photo idea

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Jester, thanks for your posts and your build... sure makes it easier for the rest of us!

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here are a couple of pics...
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47910479/Photo%20Dec%2013%2C%203%2036%2025%20PM.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47910479/Photo%20Dec%2013%2C%203%2036%2034%20PM.jpg

looks pretty good thus far, I will have some sanding to do... tile the top, add/build the coffin, stain it, put in the digital frame and add the led ribbon. its coming along.

photo-dec-13-3-36-25-pm.jpg   photo-dec-13-3-36-34-pm.jpg  
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Me likey

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