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Old 08-02-2011, 05:04 PM   #21
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Thanks. I custom-cut the trim to fit the gaps that I left with the tile around the edges (which aren't the same all around ... as I've noted before, I'm much more comfortable with wood than tile!), but it's not really noticable to anyone but me, and I'll get over it after a few beers.

I stained the wood Sunday, and was pretty disappointed at how the color turned out, which seemed to be a bit more "purplish" than I would like ... I'm no designer, but I don't think it looks nearly as good with the glass tiles as we had hoped ... the stain is the exact stain that the cabinet maker used on my kitchen cabinets ... he didn't use oak, so I expected some difference, but this was a bit more than I would like ... hopefully it will come around a little when I apply the finish ... and I'm really glad to have the border of black tiles, which will provide a bit of a buffer zone visually.


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Old 08-18-2011, 03:24 AM   #22
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It's finally done!

The color in the pics is not very good ... too much red in the room ... no talent in the photographer ... but I didn't want to miss a photo of the first pour, so I'll take better photos of the keezer (or adjust these properly) this weekend.

I actually completed the build Sunday and fired it up, but didn't get a keg until today. They didn't deliver what I ordered, but what they delivered is good, so what the heck ... another reason to brew my own someday, huh?

Only one keg in it right now ... call it rookie lack of confidence, but I figured I would give it a trial run before adding the second keg.

As I had hoped, the color of the wood came out good once I put on the poly. As I mentioned earlier, I bought some mounting tape for the drip tray.

My lid ended up being 49 lb, before I assembled the shanks, faucets, and lines ... unfortunately, the latter added just enough weight that I will need a support rod to hold up the lid when I'm changing kegs or working on something inside. But I'm happy enough with the design that I'm fine with that trade-off.

SWMBO is very pleased ... the keezer matches the server that is right next to it, as well as the cabinets in the adjacent kitchen (the pantry is just to the right of the keezer in the photos). And I, of course, am very pleased that I now have beer on tap within about 12' of my couch ... life is good!

Many thanks to all who've posted builds, ideas, answers, etc. in this forum ... no way could I pull this off without all of that information ... what a great community!


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Old 08-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #23
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Nice build... Also your pics are off due to your white balance your camera should have settings for indoor light.

I need to get around to doing this.

 
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:41 AM   #24
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Took a couple more pics today ... white balance is still off just a bit, but it's obviously beyond my ability to fix it ...

At the very least, I wanted to post a pic that show a bit of the server on the left and the pantry cabinet on the right.

We've got Ultra and AmberBock on tap right now ... shifting to a couple of seasonal fall beers (probably Sam Adams Octoberfest and one other TBD) when we finish these ... and perhaps someday I'll be able to shed a few hobbies and other time requirements and have some time to brew my own!
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:13 AM   #25
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Hi All ... I thought I would upload a photo showing the new tap handles that my sister got us for Christmas ... they really jazz up the keezer!

Cheers, all!
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #26
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Awesome job here! I think I need to att his to my summer "to do" list!

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #27
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Everytime I have seen this thread in the topic list in the DIY section I misread it to say "Mid-Missouri Freezer Convention" and I think to myself "Wow they have conventions for EVERYTHING nowadays"



 
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