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Old 05-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #11
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Could you tell me source and how much fans cost? I have not seen these in Canada. Thanks

 
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:04 PM   #12
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Should I consider warmer? I have Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and a local red on tap. Guages read about 8-10 PSI to push it. The pour and resulting head seems pretty rightous. I haven't messed with it. Suggestions?
I just personally don't like "ice-cold beer" Lots of others don't also. Do some looking into what temps are suggested for the type of beer you are serving. Generally, from what I understand, the darker the warmer.

 
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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Could you tell me source and how much fans cost? I have not seen these in Canada. Thanks
These are three inch A/C fans from Radio Shack. They sure do move some air. I also bought a 4" to put inside the chest but elected not to for now because the two tips fans generate enough movement.

Thanks for all the great comments!
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #14
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I just personally don't like "ice-cold beer" Lots of others don't also. Do some looking into what temps are suggested for the type of beer you are serving. Generally, from what I understand, the darker the warmer.
I don't like ice cold either. It's warm enough to down a pint and not get brain freeze.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #15
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Brian,

Great job on the build & thanks for sharing the video! We are deep into the planning process and have narrowed down several factors to our keezer (which will have many similarities to yours).

THROWING OUT OUR PLANS & QUESTIONS...

Our details:
Space for keezer: 50" space next to fireplace (that we've never used!)
Shopping a 7 ft freezer for a 3 Faucet build (room for 3 tapped cornys & 1 chilling/carbing, likely placing CO2 on hump)
Going with Coffin, no collar
OUR PLANNED SPACE FOR KEEZER BELOW (cardboard on floor is same dimensions as 7 ft freezer)



Our major Planning decision yet to make: Do we build a skirt using thin hardwood plywood OR paint the freezer black with Only a Top & Coffin finished out + bottom trim hiding casters?
Big factor is that if we do the skirt with decent "cooling space", it may be too wide for our planned location. A/C Vent is on floor there as well.

EXAMPLE OF NO WOOD SKIRT W/ BLACK PAINT ONLY (beeboy's build)


YOUR BUILD (for other members viewing)

QUESTIONS:
1) How did you do your wood framed skirt as far as spacing distance from freezer wall? Any fan/venting used for cooling inside this space?

We love your tile choices & coffin box:
2) What are the dimensions of your top that is attached to the freezer lid?
3) What are the dimensions of your Coffin box?
4) How is your coffin lit?
5) What type of wood did you use & what color is the stain?
6) Is the tile grouted? (If not, did you grout & seal)

Sorry for so many questions, but after hours of narrowing down what will work for us, we are getting anxious to get the build process in gear!

Any other members who have thoughts on our skirt/no skirt dilemma (detailed above in blue), any advice is greatly appreciated!

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:26 PM   #16
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Thanks for your nice comments. I'll be happy to answer your questions in a video so I can point to a few things. Give me a day or two and I'll post something on YouTube and here. Yes we grouted the day after I took this photo.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #17
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Here ya go guys!
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #18
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Amazing!! Simply amazing! I want to do this, but my carpentry skills are not all that great. How would you rate the difficulty of this?? I thought I did a good job by converting my chest freezer to a tower keezer no box or collar. Just a tower drilled straight into the lid. I love your design and the work you put into this! Any suggestions for a noob on this type of stuff???

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #19
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Also what was your approximate price for materials? Have websites for where you got all your stuff??

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:31 PM   #20
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this is beautiful. Thank you for this post! this is the first keezer post i've seen detailing how the top is attached to the lid. Thanks!

 
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