Just finished my simple keezer build with the 14.8 cubic foot Maytag that Home Depot is featuring for $359.. Nothing fancy, but it will work.
The build followed the BillyBrew style, so the collar is not attached to the top or bottom of the freezer. The weight of the collar and foam insulation on the bottom insure a good seal.
Billy Brew Build
STC-1000 controller using this guide from "One Man's Beer". I am truly an idiot when it comes to wiring, and this made it really easy.
I counter-sunk 4 bolts on each side to hold the 1x8 Poplar boards to the 2x6 frame and puttied the holes for a smooth look. I simply primed, sanded and painted with appliance white spray paint. This is a garage unit, so no point in getting fancy.
For some reason, Keg Connection upgraded my Perlick taps to those with the creamer function (must have been out of stock on 525s). Not sure I need that, but looking forward to trying it.
I added some aluminum 90 degree angles so that I could still use the freezer basket. At this height, they barely clear the kegs. This will be my yeast storage basket. I will probably move the CO2 out of the freezer in the future once I get my hands on an Oediker clamp tool. That will allow me to use two hanging baskets for storage.
I also went with the dual regulator so that I could have a keg on-line being force carbed while the others are being served at normal pressure.
Unfortunately, I didn't think to ask for longer beer lines, so we'll see if the 5' lines work. May be swapping out beer lines to 10' based on what I am hearing from others.
The only remaining piece is to find some tap handles that I like.
Looking forward to finally being able to cold crash a few fermenters and improve my beer clarity!!! (plus easy access to cold draught during brew days)
Thanks to everyone who posted their keezer builds. This site is an amazing resource!!!!