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aaronmq

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So about 7 years ago, I built a 4 tap coffin Keezer (Q's Keezer Build -- No Woodworking EXP) that I absolutely loved minus one problem.... I simply wanted more variety. What was the only logical explanation? Build another Keezer. Luckily for me, we already had a large chest freezer that was serving the primary purpose of freezer burning food that we weren't eating so off I went.

I measured it out and our freezer would hold 8 kegs. As luck would have it, I was able to snag a 8 tap tower that sandyeggoxj here on hbt was selling. Even better that lived he within an hour of me.

I decided to build my own lid using particle board and using Stone Coat Epoxy to give the lid a granite look. Additionally, I wanted a flush mount drip tray, but after seeing the cost difference between a flush mount and surface mount, I decided to cut a hole and flush mount a surface mount.
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As demonstrated on Stone Coat Countertop's website, I used bondo to create an edge on the surface to mimic chiseled stone. I then used the epoxy kit. I was shocked, it creates a very realistic looking granite surface and I would highly recommend this stuff.

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I spray painted the freezer using appliance paint. And used stained hardwood to make a decorative collar around the top and bottom of the freezer.

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I decided to use Evabarrier tubing and duotight fittings. I also got SS Perlick flow control faucets and SS shanks. I insulated the tower, connected all the lines, and mounted the tower. Having been a victim of the infamous foamy first pour, I used a tower cooler from Amazon to circulate air in the Keezer and push it to the tower. I got a dual gauge CO2 regulator that I plan on splitting one at higher psi for hard seltzer and cider and a 6 way manifold for beer. I finished up by wiring up the inkbird temperature controller and the tower cooler.
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Thanks all! I can't say enough about the epoxy kits from stonecoatcountertops.com. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but wow is their product awesome. I even redid the tops of my coffee table and side table in my mancave to match my Keezer. I highly highly recommend this stuff.

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