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Old 08-29-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Well, I have lurked these threads off and on for a couple years new trying to decide if I want to start kegging.

I finally bit the bullet when my brewbud and I split a 10 gallon batch. I am tired of bottling.

After reading about every keezer thread prosted I decided to build my own, by stealing yours.

Since I have a brewbud who is a pilot, our brew days are few and far between. So I wanted something that could handle a commercial as well as corny kegs.

I went with a dual hinge 2x8 collar, two tap, magic chef design.

I am quite pleased with the result... especially since I am a programmer and am about 10 years out of practice of any wood craft.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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here is the finished product if you do not want to view the rest.

Well, almost finished. I still need to get a drip tray and some tapboard handles.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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I like it . . . a lot!

If you don't mind me asking, what was the total cost? Did you have to purchase all the fittings and everything for this build?

 
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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It was more then I thought it was going to be.

However, I purchased everything I needed for this project and did it at full retail.

If you scour the interwebs and already have supplies then it probably will not be near as expensive.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Tg&output=html
*edit, sorry about the link. I must not have set the permissions correctly.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:13 AM   #5
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looks good :-)

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #6
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Awesome man - I hope I was of some inspiration http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f85/my-n...-hinge-114314/

DUAL HINGE CLUB!!!! WOOOT!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:28 PM   #7
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looks good I want one badly.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:12 AM   #8
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very clean..nice

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:02 AM   #9
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I often wondered about ordering a second set of the OE hinges to use for the lid, I know it would be an expense, but c'mon it's a keezer, right?

BTW sweet keezer the dark stain (almost looks black, is it?) looks magnificent!
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:06 AM   #10
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I often wondered about ordering a second set of the OE hinges to use for the lid, I know it would be an expense, but c'mon it's a keezer, right?

BTW sweet keezer the dark stain (almost looks black, is it?) looks magnificent!

Thanks.
Actually, it is black.
The only 2x8 lumber I could get here in yuppie-land was gnotypine.
I would have preferred to stain a nice hardwood, but you work with what you can get.

I painted the collar a flat black then gave it two coats of glossy spar urethane.
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