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Old 11-29-2010, 06:07 PM   #101
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"Tippetsnapper"??? Sounds like you fish like I do. Ain't it funny how the trees are always biting even when the fish aren't.

Which reminds me...it's Steelhead season!
I've caught my share of trees!! Still trying to figure a way to get some homebrew in my vest. Post some fish pics along with your keezer when its done.


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Old 11-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #102
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I just bought this freezer last night. Will probably be a bit before I can put a collar on it so I am very happy that the kegs fit without one. (HD for $168).

Thanks for the thread cannot wait to fill this thing!


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Old 11-30-2010, 03:14 AM   #103
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Well, the freezer is ordered. Won't be delivered until almost Christmas but it is ordered. Got in just under the wire on the HD sale.

Now to start planning how I want it to look and what I want to put in it. Like MirImage it'll probably be a bit before I put a collar on it but that just gives me more time to figure out exactly what I want to do.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:41 AM   #104
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I used this thread as a basis and built a similar system using a Holiday 7.1cf freezer.

came out alright:
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:36 PM   #105
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My wonderful wife is getting this freezer for me for Christmas. Lowes has these for $189 all the time and you can find a 10% off coupon online so its $170 and that includes delivery to the house. Seems like about as good a deal as anyone is reporting.

I don't think I'm going to start off with a collar, although this thread has me tempted. My intention is to use this for two serving kegs (with picnic taps) and a bucket fermentor in the bottom and bottles on the compressor shelf. I hope those fit, the ale pail is 12" diameter. This will allow me to turn my other fridge into a lager chamber, it holds two kegs.

And to quote Navin Johnson, thats all I need.

Question, without a circulating fan what happens? Moisture and mold issues? Can't I just put the kegs up in a rack then leave the drain plug open and circumvent some of that? I'll probably install one but was just wondering. I'm going to tape the thermocouple to the fermentor so it should be stable enough and the kegs will likely be a few degrees cooler than the ferm temp, at least during the peak of fermentation.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:07 AM   #106
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Cold air sinks, just like water. If you open the drain all the cold air is going to drain out and the compressor is going to run almost constantly.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:55 PM   #107
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Gotcha, will find a suitable fan.

I stopped by Lowes and looked at the floor model, these things weigh next to nothing empty. I do like the idea of putting it on wheels though.
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Gotcha, will find a suitable fan.

I stopped by Lowes and looked at the floor model, these things weigh next to nothing empty. I do like the idea of putting it on wheels though.
The wheels are for when it is full... it's a heavy mother then. Also, if you have a collar on it, you need room to open it up when you want to get inside. That means either keeping it well away from the wall or being able to pull it out from the wall. That is where the casters come in handy. For me even more so since it is tucked behind a water cooler so has to come over and out before I can get into it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:27 PM   #109
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Figured I'd go ahead and resurface this thread since I'm planning to build a keezer very similar to this one. I missed out on the HD sale but I do get a discount on GE products through my job (Home Builder). I can buy it for $159 so I'm still in good shape. I'll start a new thread to show my progress, but I imagine it will take a couple months before I complete it. I'm sure I'll become extra motivated to get it done sooner if I have to bottle again between now and the time it's complete.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:38 PM   #110
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Sorry for the double post. How much head space do you have between the keg on the shelf and the top. Are you fairly certain a 2x8 won't provide the clearace?

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