I built my keezer this weekend from an old, well running dorm fridge.
It is well insulated and the cooling plate is functioning very well. The problem is that the compressor was running all night to keep it at 55 with no off-cycle. This is obviously not good.
I've read on this site that using a 110v ac fan inside a keezer can help with cooling the chamber (not my lines as that is a problem for another day).
1) can placing a fan to move airflow within the chamber enough to increase my cooling?
2) by how much can it increase cooling?
I also have questions about placement. The interior is 18" deep by 36" tall by 26" wide. The cooling plate is stretched across the ceiling at the back of the unit. With 3 kegs and 5pm co2 tank, there isn't much room for placement. As I see it, I have a few options...
A) mount on ceiling facing up to draw air upwards, hitting the ceiling which will disperse in all directions.
B) mount on ceiling facing down to draw cold air from the plate down.
C) mount on side wall facing out
D) somehow mount so that airflow directly runs over (or away from???) cooling plate.
All of these mountings involve using long screws and spacers to attach leaving an inch or two of space between keezer wall and the fan.
Any and all input is greatly appreciated!
Originally Posted by StuporMan
You guys joke around with this all you want, but let me tell you something: I tried making my own beer one time and wound up with herpes!
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