So I just obtained a 13 cu ft freezer (Frigidaire). It will hold 5 cornies and/or 1/6 barrels as well as a 10 lbs (possibly a 20 lb) bottle in the bottom. I plan to use a 5 way secondary regulator. One faucet will be dedicated to root beer and the other 4 will have a dedicated regulator, will I ever need 5 different pressures... I assume not, but I guess the ability is there. So here is my real question(s).
I will be using Perlick faucets and will be building a wooden coffin setup. I plan to use 5 foot runs of 5/16 beer hose. Any suggestions for keeping the lines and the faucets cold? I don't want to spend a fortune on this part of the setup but I am willing to spend some bucks on it. With that in mind, will I also be losing cold air out of the holes in the top for the coffin? Do you guys typically just put in some sort of grommet to seal the holes, just leave them open, cut a big hole and run PVC through it and run all beer lines through it, one hole per line... etc. I currently plan the back of the coffin to be completely open.
I am also tossing around the idea of fans. Do I need a fan on the bottom of my dolley as Jester369 did to pull air around the sides or will it be fine without it? Do I need some sort of fan on the inside to circulate air? Any particular temp controller you guys recommend (need one with two plugs if I will need the outside fan I suppose). If a muffin fan is needed inside are you guys wiring them in or finding them with plugs already attached.
I'm sure this wont be the end of my questions and I apologize for the lengthiness of the post. I appreciate any advice. Looking to get all the equipment in so I can get it all setup and out into the wood shop and working. Thanks!!!
Primary 1: Watermelon Wheat Ale
Primary 2: Irish Red
Secondary 1: Alaskan Amber
Secondary 2: Air
Secondary 3: Air
Bottled: Foggy Haze Hefeweizen (ver 1.0)
Planned: Chocolate Mint Oatmeal Stout, EdWort's Apfelwein