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My new homebrew keezer....

Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by joshodonn, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

  2. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Dec 10, 2010 California

    That is gorgeous.
     
  3. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Holy smokes, that is awesome! Great job man.
     
  4. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    That is ... dope!
     
  5. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    Thanks everyone! Here are the obligatory first pour photos... I'm pouring a big imperial stout that I brewed up about a year ago... It's been sitting in a keg in the closet for 10 months, and it has aged wonderfully...

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  6. richkrull

    richkrull Dec 4, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    WOW! Love this. Nice work man!
     
  7. DougC123

    DougC123 Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut
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    How does the freezer breathe? It looks like it is a really tight fit all around.
     
  8. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    There is a 3.5" gap (width of a 2x4) between the freezer and the cabinet. There are 8 PC cooling fans installed externally to move air.
     
  9. DougC123

    DougC123 Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut
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    Well done! All in all, is it pretty quiet between the fans and the freezer?
     
  10. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    Eh, you can definitely hear it when it kicks on... I wouldn't call it loud but you can hear it. I have it set so that the 8 fans turn on and off with the compressor. There are also 3 PC fans inside the freezer as well that run all the time, two of the pull cold air up into the coffin box on top, and the 3rd acts as a return and pushes air from the coffin down into the cooler. It also helps move air within the freezer. You can just barely hear these 3 when the compressor and other fans are off.
     
  11. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Awesome build! How is it opening up the freezer with all that weight on top? I think something like this looks better than a keezer built with a collar but the weight on the hinges makes me a little nervous.
     
  12. billandsuz

    billandsuz Sep 1, 2004 New York

    nice job. you went all in.
    beer gas for that stout handle too?
     
  13. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    It's not hard to open at all but it is pretty heavy, I would guess it's at least 75 pounds. I need to add a safety strap to prevent it from opening too far. I'm also shopping for a hydrolic 'life assist' to install, something like you find opening the rear hatch of a SUV...
     
  14. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    Yup, I have 2 tanks tucked inside the cabinet, a 20 lb C02 and a 15 lb beer gas
     
  15. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I went through the entire thread on the homebrew forum. Great job walking us through the steps.

    Truly a piece of art. I wish I had the talent and the patience to build something like that. You should feel very proud everytime you give yourself a pour! Super Awesome!
     
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