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Old 03-16-2012, 11:49 PM   #541
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I have the old holiday 5 cf but I was thinking of switching to pin locks so I was wondering if I could still fit 3 in there
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:38 AM   #542
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Im planning a keezer build but dont brew my own yet. Ide like to fit a commercial 1/2 barrel and maybe one or two cornys for premixed vodka cranberry lol. Thing is im about to move so space will be limited now. Whats the smallest freezer I can get that will fit that? I plan on making a collar and using a tower I already have.

 
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #543
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This is an amazing thread, but I'm in the UK and these all seem to be US models.

Does anyone know if I can get three cornies into the Haier BD-203GAA ? It seems like it should as its 24"x15" in the internal well and my cornies do seem to be just shy of 9" diameter. In fact, it looks like with a 2x10 collar it could do 5 as the shelf is 7.5"x15"

But I wonder if anyone else has done it...

 
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #544
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I have died and gone to heaven.

Whirlpool 15.4 cu ft on craigslist for $50 Johnson digital $65

$115 and I have 3 cornies and 2 buckets in the thing with TONS of room left.

Time for more kegs!

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:33 PM   #545
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Holiday 7.0 (Lowes) In progress. I read a ton of bad reviews about this freezer so I didn't attach the collar, it just has weather stripping sealing the bottom of the collar to the freezer. I haven't modified the freezer at all other than reattaching the lid to the collar so I don't void the warranty if it craps out on me - And if it does, I'll remove my collar, reattach the lid and return it!


Shanks came today. (4 1/8")
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Johnson Controls Analog Temperature Controller and fan wire.
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I had about a 10-20 difference in temperature from bottom to top so I installed a 3" AC fan to circulate the cold air. It works perfect and I only have about a 3-4 difference now which I'm happy with.




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Here is the sizing, the cardboard was cut for 1/6 barrels at 9 1/4"
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I'll post more as I make progress.
Cheers!

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:30 AM   #546
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Both the GE and Maytag 14.8 cu. ft. freezers are on sale at Home Depot for $404. Which one is better?
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #547
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Both the GE and Maytag 14.8 cu. ft. freezers are on sale at Home Depot for $404. Which one is better?
Don't know which one is better, but both have been substantially cheaper, even as low as $299 but more recently $340

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #548
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I had about a 10-20 difference in temperature from bottom to top so I installed a 3" AC fan to circulate the cold air. It works perfect and I only have about a 3-4 difference now which I'm happy with.




Back, hinge.
[img=http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1474/imag0273z.th.jpg]

Here is the sizing, the cardboard was cut for 1/6 barrels at 9 1/4"
[img=http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2594/imag0275h.th.jpg]

I'll post more as I make progress.
Cheers!
Interesting idea with the fan. Any thoughts to trying to insulate the collar?

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:55 AM   #549
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Interesting idea with the fan. Any thoughts to trying to insulate the collar?
I got the idea from billybrew.com and it worked really well. I sort of jumped the gun on this whole project and probably should have taken some extra steps into consideration instead of just trying to see results. I did think about insulating it while I was building the collar but to be honest I was tired of running to Lowes and I had planned this whole thing out step-by-step budget-wise and it didn't really find its way into the build.

I'll probably insulate it sooner or later as I am not really happy with my temperature probe being so close to the side of the freezer, so when or if I decide to reposition it, I'll take everything apart and insulate.

Overall it holds a pretty consistent temperature within 3-4 degrees from top to bottom so I'm sort-of happy. I am having some condensation problems though so I'm going to try my luck with a "rechargeable" dehumidifier, also a suggestion from billybrew.com


 
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:26 AM   #550
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I've got 3 of the Eva-dry brand rechargeable dehumidifiers they work great. I keep one in my keezer and two in my lager/yeast/hops fridge, which gets opened more often than I'd like.

 
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