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Old 06-05-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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So i;m watching this show and someone wanted a restored pepsi machine from the 40's. this machine would fill with water and after u put your money in you got it out of the water. the guy said it was a more even cold.

So it got me thinking when i make my keezer. i might do this. I know everyone gonna say the drain hole gonna leak but my neighbor does sheet metal work and could make me sleeve that would go down in it. It just seems that beer would stay colder and the thing would maybe consume less energy because wouldnt it be easier to keep water the same temp as opposed to air


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Old 06-05-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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So i;m watching this show and someone wanted a restored pepsi machine from the 40's. this machine would fill with water and after u put your money in you got it out of the water. the guy said it was a more even cold.

So it got me thinking when i make my keezer. i might do this. I know everyone gonna say the drain hole gonna leak but my neighbor does sheet metal work and could make me sleeve that would go down in it. It just seems that beer would stay colder and the thing would maybe consume less energy because wouldnt it be easier to keep water the same temp as opposed to air
I'm thinking a big water bath is a perfect place for infection to grow.


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Old 06-05-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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I think that you would be making a mistake, your kegs will take longer to cool as center core of keg will cool slowly, plus as the beer exits and co2 enters they will want to float.....my.02
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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I think your prose has more problems than the old Pepsi machine.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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IIRC, those coolers were about 1/2 to 2/3 full of water, and the Cokes cooled to about 40 degrees. It can't hurt to try except for the potential for leaks.
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Maybe put some sanitizer in the water to keep the bacterial count low? Not sure how well the keezer would like that. Could always strap down the kegs to handle the floating issue.. and I don't think it would cause the keg to cool slower... it would take a while to get the water to the desired temperature but it should actually cool the keg easier as water will transfer the heat way faster than the air (same reason we use water instead of air in chillers)
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I think your prose has more problems than the old Pepsi machine.
second that. I don't usually mention such things, but your post took quite a bit of work to read!
I also believe you will have more trouble than its worth -not only due to the reasons listed above, but this will also put stress on the sides of the freezer, and may well cause a leak over time -flooding the metal shell of the freezer and possibly giving you an eye-opening shock one day.

It is true that the less (air) volume you have to chill, the more efficient the keezer will work. So either put more kegs in there (good reason to brew more) or put something in those kegs (cleaning solution?) and put them in there until you need them. That way you avoid all the pitfalls the other posters have mentioned, and make good use of your space.
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well the chest freezer has a plug to drain water so the sleeve will stop that.
bacteria growth i;m not worried about because it is far lower then the temperature danger zone.

All I can do is fail, it will be in my basement and i;m laying that vynl hardwood floor.
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get more kegs, fill these kegs, put as many kegs as can fit in keezer... then you are basically doing the same thing but in a much more leak proof way.... if you run out of beer in said kegs you could store them full of sanitizer in the keezer. the temps will be more stable it is true but honestly it doesnt seem like it is worth the hassle to make the freezer water tight
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i agree but my neighbor does sheet metal work so it wont cost me a thing. I;m gonna score a freeezer off craigslist for free. So its a project i just want to try


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