New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Styrofoam Seal




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
thapeez
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 2
Default Styrofoam Seal

Hi all,

I'm close to finishing my keezer build, and I went with polystyrene insulation on the collar. I was wondering what people have used, if anything, to seal/protect the top surface of the foam from being chewed up by the lid. Or is worth bothering?

TIA,

-Peter



__________________
thapeez is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
vinper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 317
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts

Default

I am probably going to use FRP the stuff they cover the walls in restaurant kitchens ,its sold at Lowe's and you can get corner trim to make good transitions



__________________
vinper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
bcgpete
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Posts: 212
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I covered all of my foam insulation with the reflective roll of foil insulation. It easily runs into all of the corners, then I put foil tape around all of the edges. It came out looking great.

__________________
bcgpete is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
jcaudill
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: VA Beach, VA
Posts: 810
Liked 52 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Hmm - the lid really should not be contacting the styrofoam - if it's anything like mine the lid is not totally flat. The middle section on mine sits a bit lower and fit down into the original opening. When I added all the foam I have to carve it a bit to get it to clear that section so the outer part would sit flush with the collar. If you have the same situation you need to do the same thing or you'll have leaks around the top.

__________________
jcaudill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help ID a Seal from a Bottler - Please! SoccerAndBeer DIY Projects 0 01-12-2012 07:58 PM
What to do with 2 sheets of 2" x 8' x 4' Styrofoam hafmpty DIY Projects 2 10-28-2011 04:56 AM
mash tun won't seal Metsbrew DIY Projects 1 03-19-2011 09:39 PM
Gas Beam Seal! rtrevino DIY Projects 4 03-10-2011 02:25 AM
Temporary Styrofoam Top for Keezer? yournotpeter DIY Projects 5 07-22-2010 04:10 PM