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Old 02-27-2013, 03:17 AM   #101
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I don't know. The person who sent it didn't provide a model number. He did say it was new, and AFAIK only Lowe's sells Frigidaire chest freezers.

I think it would be safe to assume it's the FCCS071FW. I'll send a PM for clarification.


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Old 03-03-2013, 01:43 AM   #102
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This thread was recently linked to on HomeBrewFinds, specifically for the Igloo 5.2cf FRF452.

http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2013/02...-freezers.html

Thanks for the eyeballs, guys!


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Old 03-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #103
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I'm just replying to this thread to thank the OP for this resource. I had pretty much decided on a freezer by the time this was started, but it's reinforced my purchase. Nice work.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #104
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This thread is awesome, I already built my keezer but this is great resource regardless. OP, thank you so much for all the work.

Can we make this a sticky?

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #105
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Just wanted to thank the OP again for putting this together, invaluable resource. Went for a Maytag MQC1552TEW so I can do 10 kegs and not really need to upgrade later on.

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:43 AM   #106
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Thanks for the kind words. Been slacking a bit because I'm trying to build up my specialty grain stock (in an organized way), start a yeast bank, freeze hops, etc... all while trying to build a 20' workbench and maintain by two-a-month brewing schedule.

Thinking about getting a 3rd freezer myself. That just might spur me to make some more drawings for this thread.

Still looking for measurements. Keep sending them!
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #107
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Yes, thank you! I really appreciate all of your hard work. Based on your drawings and research it looks like I'll be picking up a Kenmore 7.2 18702 for my three pin kegs, 5# CO2 and carboy.

Would you mind clarifying one point. I know I read it elsewhere, but am still confused. The minimum collar height refers to JUST being able to close the lid with kegs/carboy/cannister inside, correct? I should plan on adding another inch or so to the number to accommodate tubing and connectors?

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Minimum collar height is the collar size you'd need to close the lid and have 1" of dead space between the top of tallest item and the underside of the lid, assuming the lid is flat.

I didn't calculate for fittings or tubing or anything like that because, other than maybe corny kegs, I can't know what Sanke tap, airlock, blowoff, etc. you'll be using. Nor did I account for the lighting fixtures in some of the large models (15.0 cf+) because they're usually a few inches taller than the smaller ones (5.0cf, 7.0cf, etc) anyway.

Taller collars look good on anything larger than a 3 cf or 5 cf model, so I'd personally add a few inches unless you have shelves directly above it. Also, taller collars plus a wheeled base bring the tap height to waist level for easier pours. I have a 2x4 base with 3" wheel castors, plus a 1x10 (9.25") collar on a GE 7.0cf FCM7SUWW and it brings the middle of the basic tap handles to about 1" above my navel as a 6'0" tall man. A couple inches lower (no castors) and I'd have to hunch over to hold the hold the glass under the spout. A couple inches smaller collar and my wife wouldn't have space to chalk on the names of the beers.

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Old 03-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #109
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Jesus. Yeah, that's a beast.

Let me know how it measures. I'm guessing no less than 15 cornys would fit.
Well I finally got it out of the box today, and a quick check with 3 ball locks that I shuffled around shows 14 kegs on the floor plus 2-3 on the hump (3 if one built a support at the edge). So with no gas bottles this baby will hold 16-17 kegs!

The height of the hinge brackets dictates a 2x10 collar minimum. With that in place I can build in a sliding rack storage setup for glasses, hops, yeast, etc that slides side to side for easy access to kegs.

I'll take some measurements later to post, but now I'm off to the HD to buy wood for its mobile base and the collar.

 
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Congrats. I'd say that's plenty enough for 12 taps and a few conditioning.

Just bought the Maytag 15 cf myself, and expect to put 8 taps on it some day. Of course, I'll have to cannibalize the 7 cf first.


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