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Old 07-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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ah i didn't even think of building it into the base.. the base was actually an afterthought on my part.. was going to screw the casters into the bottom, but didn't like the idea once i took a look.. our basement has thick insulation wrapped along the walls so i'm not worrying about it getting bumped into anything, good idea on the base though..

on another note.. i received my shipment from AHS and it is just sitting next to me at work, but i can't do anything with it until after work except open it up and look at all the shiny parts :-(


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Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #12
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home with the AHS order, so on with the build!!

first i put the manifolds in for the air distribution.. props to homebrewstuff.com for putting a vent on one side, nice touch..



next i installed the fan and the air lines.. i also installed a bracket on the bottom of the fan to hold my dehumidifier.. i remember reading somewhere that a good place to locate that and the temperature probe is inside of the fan path.. the probe will be located towards the bottom of the freezer..



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Old 07-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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next was on for the johnson controller.. i mounted it with industrial velcro on the back next to my regulator so it'll be easy to peek around when necessary.. the probe goes through the same hole in the collar as the power cord for the fan.. i'll just need to buy some spray foam to fill that gap up..



i also measured out the locations for the taps, handle, and bottle opener.. i currently have 3 taps, but want to leave a spot to put a fourth tap in the future for a beer mix stout tap..



here is the front as of now.. the open space between the handle and the 1st faucet will be the future location for the last tap..



next on the list is to connect the beverage lines (not looking forward to that as i see it takes some time to work with the accuflex bev-seal lines) and to create the tap handles.. i'll be making 4 of them with chalkboards to easily identify the beers.. i'll probably put that as a new thread, really excited about those as well..
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #14
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Nice job! looking very good.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #15
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Your Keezer has some nice touches, and you've finished off the inside quite nice! How many hours do you estimate that you have into your build?
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:11 PM   #16
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thanks guys.. glad that it is now on and keeping my apfelwein cold while i wait to keg more and get some CO2 filled..

hmm.. hard to gauge for the collar because a lot of it was glue/clamp/wait.. the collar and wheels maybe a total of 4-5 hours of actual work time.. the inside/mounting another 2 so far.. probably still have another 2 or 3 to do the beer lines and tap handles
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:15 AM   #17
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You will need to insulate your CO2 tank from the heat generated by the coils in the side of the freezer. The temp change will make your pressure all jacked up as it changes the boiling point of the liquid CO2 and thus pressures inside the tank. The regulators you use wont deal with it properly and your output pressure will bounce all over the map. I learned this one the hard way.
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it seems like its been fine, its been up for a month now with no noticeable problems.. though i do still have a half a sheet of the insulation so i can always put some between the back and the tank just in case.. thanks for the heads up
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I have not yet begun my keezer, though I do have many of the parts. I love what you are doing and may incorporate some of your ideas into my project (when I get around to it). Good job!

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ah i didn't even think of building it into the base.. the base was actually an afterthought on my part.. was going to screw the casters into the bottom, but didn't like the idea once i took a look.. our basement has thick insulation wrapped along the walls so i'm not worrying about it getting bumped into anything, good idea on the base though..(
After I mentioned building the holder for the CO2 bottle into the base I figured out a reason NOT to do that, it might not roll through a doorway! I ended up building a slide out sub-base which fits under the keezer but built into the dolly base. I can then remove it before trying to move the keezer from room to room. Glad I figured it out before getting too far into my build. Just a warning for the next guy.


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