After about a month of planning, building and work, the Keezer is about 95% done. I started with the idea of doing a collar, and instead ended up going with a coffin type Keezer. I liked the idea of a collar, but I really wanted something to show off, and I couldt elp look at the coffin type Keezers and really want to make that. So, I set off on my journey.
TO give a verry brief background, I have no experience in this type of DIY project. I have never used a Skilsaw, a mitre saw, nail gun, or any of that. I have nere really built anything like this in my life. And all in all, it actually went pretty smooth. I learned a LOT over this whole process.
I would also like to give a HUGE and I mean HUGE
thanks to all the people that posted DIY's on their keezers and all in the info on these boards. With out it, I wouldnt have even know where to start. I took a few ideas from a bunch of projects I saw on here, and I am more than happy with how it turned out.
To give a quick summary of what it is:
-Craigslist bought GE 7 cf. chest freezer. Used for about 2 months. Perfect condition
-3 tap setup (only had money to buy 2 at the moment)
-Regulator off CO2 tank right now. Planning on buying secondary regs
-All Whitewood (pine) bought from HD and Lowes
-Marble natural stone bought at and cut at Lowes
-Painted the freezer with a rattlecan black Epoxy appliance paint (horrible choice)
-Perlick faucets (beverage factory kit)
All hardware and dispensing hardaware bought at beverage factory.
As for anything else, let me know if anyone has questions on my setup or my build process. It was a total learning process. There were many trips to HD and Lowes, and a few tried and failed ideas. But all in all, it took about a month of off and on building and tinkering. I am very happy and would love to help anyone that wants to build their own!! All I have to say is DO IT!! Its so worth it. Cheers!!!
Oh, as you can see, in the last picture, I am currently using it to ferment my first ever 2 batches. A Citra hop based pale ale and a pumpkin amber ale. As soon as they have 2 more weeks, they are going to kegs and I will actually use the taps. As of right now, I love using it to ferment, and not sure how Ill control temps after I keg these batches, but Im sure it will work out. Like I said, 95% done. I just need a drip tray and beer hahaha!