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Old 07-17-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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Here's my addition to the DIY collection.

First I removed the lid and sized it up for how many kegs it will hold. Then I cleaned it up. It can hold up to 8 corny kegs.
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Next I built the collar out of some 2 X 6 that I had lying around and stained it.
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I then attached the collar to the freezer using construction all-weather glue. I then sealed it with a silicone sealant.
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For now I'm just using 4 ports. I offset the taps so they weren't in the way of lifting the kegs in and out of the Keezer. This gives me room to ferment Lagers or do a cold conditioning after ferment. I'm using the analog temp controller and it's all working great.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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I really want to make my own keezer...think you could post your costs and how long it took to build?

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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It looks great by the way

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:06 PM   #4
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Looks good!
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:31 PM   #5
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lookin good. I like the look of the offset taps.

 
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:59 PM   #6
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Nice choice of stain color, came out lookin real nice!
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:51 PM   #7
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I really want to make my own keezer...think you could post your costs and how long it took to build?
Thank you all for your comments. I found the freezer on CraigsList for $50. Around $55 for the temp control unit. Taps with shanks were about $38 each and then lines for gas and liquid about $8 each with ball connectors.
For my keezer it was about $321 and a days work.

 
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:04 PM   #8
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FYI on the "ferment lagers in the same vessel" idea---I do this in my fridge, and you may just want to be aware that this strategy demands that, during primary fermentation, your serving kegs will also be 50f+, which is pretty warm. It's not the end of the world, but I just wanted to give you the headsup.

Nice looking build!
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:15 PM   #9
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FYI on the "ferment lagers in the same vessel" idea---I do this in my fridge, and you may just want to be aware that this strategy demands that, during primary fermentation, your serving kegs will also be 50f+, which is pretty warm. It's not the end of the world, but I just wanted to give you the headsup.

Nice looking build!
Appreciate the heads up and thanks.

 
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:04 PM   #10
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i cant tell by your pic... did you screw the drip trays to the face of the freezer or do you have them attached by another means?
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