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Old 10-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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So after far too long browsing this forum, and too much frustration with bottling, I've decided it's time to start kegging. And of COURSE if I'm going to be kegging, I have to have a keezer to go with it! And of COURSE if I'm going to build a keezer, it's going to be K-State!

I think I have it all planned out, but I welcome all suggestions, questions, and advice! It will be placed in the living room and will displace an existing chair, so I wanted to have the top extend out to create a bar and stick a couple of bar stools under it so that I'm not losing any seating. To compensate for the weight, I want to do the top in vinyl tile instead of ceramic.

For the freezer, I'm using the popular GE 7.0 FCM7SUWW, which from my research should fit 3 ball locks without a collar, or 4 squeezed in tightly.

What do you all think? The freezer should be delivered 11/9, so any suggestions or comments before I start cutting would be very appreciated!

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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Looks like a solid plan! BTW....I used the same freezer and yes, 4 can be squeezed in, but it's a tight fit. Let me know if I can help. Subbed!!!!

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Oh...a couple of questions on the build. What are you doing for coffin cooling. Is there a gap between the cabinet and the freezer wall? I can offer advice on these areas if needed. Good luck and I'll be following along.

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:02 PM   #4
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Too bad Oregon is going to jump you in the standings and play for NC again....nice keez though
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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nice looking keezer other than the graphics. get a new team.


also, as soon as you have 3 tap, you'll want four since it will fit. Just make it a 4 tap keezer. I have the same model, with 4 taps. after you force the 4th keg in a few times it fits like a glove. I also have a 5lb tank on the hump.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:30 AM   #6
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Well, since both parents, 3 grandparents, and an uncle went to K-State, my humble advice would be to trim it out with Purpleheart (type of wood, if you didnt know) Best of luck!
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #7
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It should have a Longhorn logo on it, since you own the keezer and us. Hook 'em!

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:34 AM   #8
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Well, since both parents, 3 grandparents, and an uncle went to K-State, my humble advice would be to trim it out with Purpleheart (type of wood, if you didnt know) Best of luck!
I would love nothing more than an Oregon Kansas State natty. Here's to an Alabama loss!
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nice looking keezer other than the graphics. get a new team.


also, as soon as you have 3 tap, you'll want four since it will fit. Just make it a 4 tap keezer. I have the same model, with 4 taps. after you force the 4th keg in a few times it fits like a glove. I also have a 5lb tank on the hump.
100% in agreement with this post. I started with 3 taps and within a couple of months, re-trimmed the front of the coffin and added the 4th. If you have the capacity to fit 4 kegs, eventually you will want 4 taps. Bite the bullet and go for 4!

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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Oh...a couple of questions on the build. What are you doing for coffin cooling. Is there a gap between the cabinet and the freezer wall? I can offer advice on these areas if needed. Good luck and I'll be following along.
Inside the coffin I'm using foam insulation to create a channel of cold air surrounding the lines. It's an idea I've seen around here more than once, maybe even from you Hoppo if I remember correctly! I'll try to remember to post the Sketchup view of the inside of the coffin tonight.

I'm planning to leave 2-3" between the outside of the freezer and the wood surround. I think that should be enough?

 
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