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Old 07-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #11
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Wow....don't let these guys scare you. If you already have the freezer, all you really need is a temperature controller. Picnic taps work just fine in the beginning...add a fan ( i have had a 6" personal desk fan running nonstop for 7 months inside mine) works fine. But that is all you NEED. Unless your kegs wont fit vertically then touch have to modify the top of the chest if that's what you are using



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Old 07-27-2012, 01:22 AM   #12
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I agree with the previous poster. There are all ranges of cash that you can sink into a keezer. It all depends on how extravagant you want to get.


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Old 07-27-2012, 01:29 AM   #13
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Yea, It definitely adds up quickly but if you have a little extra cash do it right the first time. If you don't, certainly with in a year you'll want to upgrade and you'll wish you had just to spent the money the first time around. Making changes will just be frustrating and cost more in true long run.

Mine cost around $1500 start to finish for a 4 tap keezer, but that includes adding a jig saw, miter saw, and several other tools that I added to my tool collection.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #14
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I am the single laziest dude you've never met. I bought everything brand new- freezer, digital temp controller, regulator, CO2 tank, manifold, lines, and picnic taps/fittings for about $300. No craigslist or DIY for me. Bare bones works for my 580 sqft aparment.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #15
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Somthing like this with 4 taps

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:54 AM   #16
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I just got home to find my newly arrived 10lb co2 tank and 3 coke ball lock converted kegs and I am stoked. I just need a beer to put in it. Why oh why did I go for the porter that needs a secondary addition??? So far with the kegs and co2 I am in for about 300 with shipping and what not. I am going to need to replace the picnic tap and the in and out ball locks as they feel a bit flimsy but CornyKeg.com wasn't to bad a deal I must say. Prices went up thou a bit after I purchased these. Anyone got a suggestion on keezer size. I would like to have the ability to go to six down the road with 5 on tap co2 and one Nitro while keeping all the bottles and kegs in.

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #17
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The best part about kegging with a keezer is that I can turn around and get a new beer on tap as soon as 15 days.

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:27 PM   #18
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Mine was about 500. Included a new freezer, wood, stain, insulation, gas manifold, temp controller, and misc stuff (fans,hardware, hoses, glue, screws, etc...). Mine holds 5 kegs with 4 taps and has bulkheads on the side to connect a beer gun.

I saved some by reusing taps from the last one but spent extra on some extra features. You really can budget it up and down easily.

 
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #19
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The best part about kegging with a keezer is that I can turn around and get a new beer on tap as soon as 15 days.
How can you do that if the beer needs to condition for 21 days? I am new to this and my understanding was at least a 21 day wait and would love for less as my stockpile is still non existant.

 
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #20
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How can you do that if the beer needs to condition for 21 days? I am new to this and my understanding was at least a 21 day wait and would love for less as my stockpile is still non existant.
It depends on the beer style. The IPA I made was in the Fermentor for just over 21 days but the black ale I made and the blue moon clone I made was 14 days before kegging.

I made the black ale 17 days ago and it is the best tasting beer I've made yet.



 
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