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Old 03-14-2011, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default Ok so this could be a dumb question

So im getting ready to build a keezer and Im worried that i might freeze the beer inside the kegs. Should i be? Also here is the freezer im going to get has anyone had any experiance with.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:16 AM   #2
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as long as you use a temp controller you should not freeze the beer. You cannot just run the freezer on the lowest(highest?) setting it will still bring the temps down below freezing....
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:17 AM   #3
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What temp do you plan to run it at?

I serve beer at 40 degrees. Colder than that and you loose a lot of flavor.

Most freezers will need an external temp control, like a Johnson Controls switched outlet controller.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:17 AM   #4
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Are you using an external controller? If not you probably won't be able to keep beer in a freezer.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:25 AM   #5
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Ok then so i need a temp controller suggetions?
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:26 AM   #6
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Are you using an external controller? If not you probably won't be able to keep beer in a freezer.
There are bars that sell beer so cold it hurts to drink - way below freezing. But it's usually crap beer. Ales should be served around 40-50degrees.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:28 AM   #7
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Ok then so i need a temp controller suggetions?
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Just search Johnson Controls, unless you want to get fancy with a Love controller. The Love will require more than a cursury knowledge of electrical systems and takes some fab for install.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:41 AM   #9
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Best bang for the buck in temp control right there. A complete dual-stage controller for under $40, as long as you don't mind a little DIY.
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So just so im clear with the ebay controller you plug the fridge into one outlet and you can plug a heater into the other?
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