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My new homebrew keezer....

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

  1. joshodonn

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    That is gorgeous.
     
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    Holy smokes, that is awesome! Great job man.
     
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    That is ... dope!
     
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    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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    WOW! Love this. Nice work man!
     
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    How does the freezer breathe? It looks like it is a really tight fit all around.
     
  8. joshodonn

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    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.
     
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    Well done! All in all, is it pretty quiet between the fans and the freezer?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    nice job. you went all in.
    beer gas for that stout handle too?
     
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    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...
     
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    Yup, I have 2 tanks tucked inside the cabinet, a 20 lb C02 and a 15 lb beer gas
     
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    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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