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Old 12-01-2011, 07:34 PM   #451
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I had a heck of a time finding a 5 port manifold. I think I eventually found one at rebelbrewer.

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:47 PM   #452
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I have the same set up. I only have four taps, but the fifth keg fits with no problem. Always good to have a carbed, chilled keg ready when one blows. Even with a 10# CO2 tank it fits with no problems.

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #453
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Thanks for all of the great information here.

I just got this keezer from best buy (white) for $207 w/ taxes. I had some gift cards so it worked out.

The keg will fit a 1/2 barrel on the bottom (takes the entire bottom shelf), and you can get 2 kegs on the shelf slightly stagered without an issue.

I plan to spray it black like some users have done using rust-oleum universal paint. I haven't decided on what kind of wood yet, but probably using 1 x 8 for it. Haven't decided on the stain for the wood. I was contemplating the chalkboard paint, but not sure how I want to handle that part yet.

I'm going to attach the collar to the lid instead of what the main author did here as I like that method more. I'll most likely just get some brackets to fasten the lid to the collar in combination with silicone.

I'll keep the CO2 tank most likely outside as well and I just purchased a wireless dehumidifier that people have had success with. I bought this $8 dollar desk fan at True Value that I want to use for inside, it is just on a normal plug. Anyone see why I can't use it?

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #454
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Anyone have suggestions as to the best place to find the taps and beer line on the cheap?

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #455
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Anyone have suggestions as to the best place to find the taps and beer line on the cheap?
If you are looking for Perlicks, Farm House Brewing has the 525ss for $32 or so. (I just bought the old style 425ss for $40.)
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:07 PM   #456
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If you are looking for Perlicks, Farm House Brewing has the 525ss for $32 or so. (I just bought the old style 425ss for $40.)
I echo this as well. I just bought my faucets from them. Cheapest shipped that I could find.

 
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #457
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Just finished this weekend. Quaffer, thanks for the great blue print. I'm sure we'll have many festive gatherings with family and friends with this keezer.
Greatschmaltez, could you please send me a copy of the blue prints?? I would really appreciate it. [email protected]

 
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #458
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I echo this as well. I just bought my faucets from them. Cheapest shipped that I could find.
Thanks for the help. I'll be ordering mine soon

 
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:54 PM   #459
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Kudos to the awesome build, quaffer. I have had an eye on your build for quite a while now. I finally bought a keg system a couple weeks ago. I bought a 7.2 chest freezer yesterday I plan modeling my future keezer on yours

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #460
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Kudos to the awesome build, quaffer. I have had an eye on your build for quite a while now. I finally bought a keg system a couple weeks ago. I bought a 7.2 chest freezer yesterday I plan modeling my future keezer on yours
Thanks for the comments guys. You are in for a fun project. Having the HBT community to ask for help or get inspiration from is really great. It got me going on this project as well as many others.
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