There's gotta be over 100 threads on keezer builds...so i figured, hell, why not another one!
I just recently decided i wanted to start kegging (tired of bottling 2+ cases at a time) and of course i had to make a good looking keezer (with coffin) to go with it...My main issue with most coffin keezers is they look to be a bit heavy.
Since i plan on moving sometime in the next year or two, I wanted to build something that was a bit lighter, that i could easily break apart (the "skin") in case i want it to match a room in my new house, and i also want the ability to be able to change the "face" of the coffin (where the taps go) with ease (on the fly perhaps) since i only have a setup for one keg (plan on upgrading in the future).
Here's what I plan on doing/using:
- For the skin I'll be using a very thin piece of plywood - to help reduse weight and also allow the keezer to breathe since it won't have a lot of space around it.
- To control the temperature, I'll be using an STC-1000 (110v found on eBay) - I'll be tapping into the freezer's current power supply so I won't need extra power cables.
- For the coffin, I want to have the ability to swap the face out with different faces. Since i'm starting out with 1 tap, i want it to be centered. If i add another tap, i'd like to just slide the face out and drop the new face in.
- The lid will have the thickest of the plywood (3/4"). I'm using this for a couple of reasons - 1. I have a big piece laying around and 2. I think this will prevent the need of concrete board (i'll be tiling the lid as well)
Without further ado, let's get started.
Started with the base:
Next i used 2*3's for the framing:
Removed the old thermostat:
And now we wire in the temp controller:
Tested it and it works great!
That's all I've got for right now - I'll be mounting the lid either during the week or this weekend if i get a chance...I can't wait to finish this up!
Any suggestions are welcome!