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Old 04-11-2010, 07:04 PM   #31
JakeTheHopDog
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Thanks for the complement. I'm really enjoying the build. I just wish work would quit getting in the way!

I'm setting my Primary output to 20 PSI, and then my secondary’s to whatever is required by the beer in the keg. As long as the output of the primary is the same as the highest secondary, you'll be fine. I just picked 20 PSI...


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Old 04-12-2010, 12:53 AM   #32
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Made a bit of progress today, in between watching The Masters. Got the surround stained, cut and stained the panels for the faucet coffin back, and tweaked the faucet coffin a bit. Time for a beer.



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Old 04-15-2010, 12:24 PM   #33
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Wow, Keith! This looks incredible. I have a Pottery Barn Lawyer's Bar n the basement and think I can convince SWMBO that we need a medium-sized keezer as long as we shroud it in a cabinetto match the style. I'll be stealing ideas from this build.

Can't wait to see this thing next to the icebox!
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #34
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Wow, Keith! This looks incredible. I have a Pottery Barn Lawyer's Bar n the basement and think I can convince SWMBO that we need a medium-sized keezer as long as we shroud it in a cabinetto match the style. I'll be stealing ideas from this build.

Can't wait to see this thing next to the icebox!
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" Charles Caleb Colton

Thanks JetSmooth. I can't wait to see it next to the icebox either. I just wish I had more time to work on it so I could get it done!

Make sure you start a thread when you build yours.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:14 PM   #35
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Great work
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #36
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Damn nice looking build... saw a few details I'd have stolen for my own build if I could have... nice work.

PS) Mine's been up and running for about 6 months now without any overheating issues....



My build thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/anot...w-pics-142726/

 
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:15 PM   #37
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HOP-HEAD,
Thanks for the compliment. I too, took some of your ideas and put them into mine. Asked you a couple of questions, if you recall. Yours and Jesters are the ones I took most of my inspirations from, and convinced the wife it would look good in the living room.

I was originally going to use the same freezer you have, but they changed it since you bought yours, so it wouldn’t fit the same amount of kegs. Wish they’d keep the same models around a bit longer.

Just started putting the polyurethane on it today. Should be up and running by the end of the week.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:58 AM   #38
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Thanks for the complement. I'm really enjoying the build. I just wish work would quit getting in the way!

I'm setting my Primary output to 20 PSI, and then my secondary’s to whatever is required by the beer in the keg. As long as the output of the primary is the same as the highest secondary, you'll be fine. I just picked 20 PSI...
Hi Keith,

It looks like you have an extra regulator (there's four total); do you really need the 'primary' regulator that is attached to your CO2 tank? Let's say you were supplying three kegs with different CO2 pressure values; wouldn't three regulators suffice? It looks as if you have four regulators in your picture (one on the CO2 tank and three in the manifold layout). I'm planning for a three keg scenario and was debating on one-regulator with manifold and check valves or three independent regulators.

I have one regulator that is twenty+ years old which has held up well, but I'm pondering the thought of getting two or three new Tapright regulators for the keezer build. Thanks for any input!

Jeff

 
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:16 AM   #39
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Yes, 3 regulators would be fine to supply 3 different pressures, or you can use one regulator and a manifold, as long as all your pressures are the same to the kegs. I could have just gone with a 3 regulator setup and done the same thing, but my space is limited inside the freezer, and I just said the heck with it and got 4. Gives me a lot of options should I go bigger in the future, or decide to move the CO2 tank to the outside.

Also, I should have more updates soon. Been really busy lately and haven’t had too much time to work on it. I'm close to finishing it and hopefully, it will be done this weekend, because I've got beer to drink!
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:32 PM   #40
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Got my Keezer up and running yesterday. Very happy with the way it turned out. Had some friends over last night to help break it in. Must say, everyone liked this much better than opening bottles all night. Going to be a great summer!








First pour of my Oktoberfest. Very tasty!


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