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Let's see everyone's Keezers!!!

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Mescalero, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    Mescalero

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    Im in the process of building my 6-Keg Keezer. It's just been a plain white deep freezer for a while now, but i want to build a collar and make it look pretty stout.

    What all do yalls look like??

    On Tap:
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    - Scottish Wee Heavy (12%)
    - American Ale (5%)

    Up next: Cream Ale. STATUS UPDATE: KEGGED.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Not a keezer; just a Danby kegerator.

    Been keeping a look out online for nice handles for it but no luck so far.

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    Has a pony in it right now of Blue Moon. It's what the girlfriend wanted and since she paid for half of it I figured what the hell.

    I am whoring it out as much as I can so I can put some New Castle Brown Ale in as soon as the Blue Moon is out.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    i got a kegerator that holds 2 full size kegs lol
     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    You're not old enough to drink. Post pics.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    what are you talking about?:eek:

    its at my buddies house, ill see if he can send me some. i lost 2 keg shells from desert parties :( so i gotta get some more. its a full size fridge/freezer, has well had 2 kegs the big co2 bottle like 3 different taps the whole shabang. i think we got it for likr 280 bucks. had a bunch of different handles too
     
  6. Jul 11, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Here is mine. My parents had this freezer in their garage for years and never used it. They let me have it and I converted it to a lager-er & kegerator.
    I homebrew, so it can fit two 5 gallon corny kegs. However, the CO2 doesn't fit. I'd like to drill a hole in the side at some point for the hose.
    Here is a picture before I painted it red.
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    Inside (with one corny keg)
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    Dual tap!
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    New tap handles! You can see I don't have room for the CO2 here. I just set it on top of the lid, or if I take it to a party, I'll set it on the floor.
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  7. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Man that's a nice set-up.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Mine taken a while back. Once i get my collar and perlicks i'll be able to lose the party taps.

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  9. Jul 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Nice man, can't wait to see the finished product. Blue Moon was killed a couple days ago. Half-barrel of Newcastle should be here on Wednesday.

    Too bad the GF isn't a fan of IPAs.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    I had one for years, when a buddy moved to the east coast. Full-size standup fridge. He came back and I gave it back. :(
     
  11. Jul 28, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Welp. After 18 days of ordering a half-barrel of New Castle it finally came in today. Going to pick it up tomorrow afternoon. Nothing better than ice cold beer on tap!
     
  12. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    I just recovered my old stand up fridge from a friends house. They are moving into a new place and don't need it anymore. going to put it in my garage and convert it to a kegerator. I am not sure if I want to double tap it and build a stand to hold 2 1/4 barrels or just a single 1/2.

    Thoughts?
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  13. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Tomorrow brewing an imperial brown ale and also Deadringer IPA...
    Almost done with a Belgian Triple on tap now. :)

    Here's my build (i call it a kreezer, since it was a freezer) :

    I figure the inside is way too standard to include!

    pic 1: almost done! even a rolling dolly for moving.

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    photo by Mtlgrlie, on Flickr

    Thaxling Brewery. Just finished.

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    100_1092 by Mtlgrlie, on Flickr


    tap handles I made too. made a few more diff types. crap picture though.

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    IMG00066 by Mtlgrlie, on Flickr
     
  14. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Whats with the wood? Was your keezer too short for the keg, and thats just to make room for the taps? (Not a bad idea for me to do, actually.)
     
  16. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:36 AM
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    I could be wrong, but IMO it is a Keg/fridge vs. keg/freezer. If not, sorry. ;)

    A few names....kegerator, kreezer, keezer, and so on, and so on......

    They both have pluses and negatives. I had a freezer we were not using. It holds 2 kegs plus CO2 and a few 6 packs or 750s. But it has to have a collar and a temperature controller. But with a fridge you either use party taps or drill into the door. I like the collar personally, if my freezer dies, I reuse the collar!

    My kreezer is the black and green one.

    I have 2 hop beauties bubbling away right now!
     
  17. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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  18. Jan 4, 2012 at 5:44 AM
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    Oh, and about the wood, you make a collar because you DO NOT want to drill a freezer. There are a ton of different ways people design the tap placement etc, but I came up with this for mine. Most can't figure out what to do with the drip tray.....I knew where I wanted it, NOT attached to my freezer.

    Look on YouTube. There are people who give video instructions on building them....i think the guy I used also has videos for restoring his MG too. Great help it was.

    And I love green and dogfish head beer, so green stain/marine-grade sealer and black chalkboard paint.

    Good luck if you build one. We absolutely love ours. Wouldn't go back to bottles EVER.
     
  19. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    And why wouldnt you want to drill a freezer, but ok to drill a fridge, Do you know something I dont know??
     
  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    I may be wrong, but I believe that a fridge door and a freezer lid are more alike than a fridge door and the front body of a freezer. Refrigerant lines are an unknown around the body of a chest freezer, but in the lid they are absent....same with a fridge door, it is basically a wall of insulation that opens and closes. No lines to be wary of. I'm really just thinking of it in a common sense way, not that I've actually drilled either. Maybe someone in the HVAC type field can chime in definitively. :)

    I mostly knew that if someone mention refrigerant lines and that you can't be sure where they are, and people do hit them drilling, that a collar was a more fun and cheaper option!

    Hope to hear a proper answer.

    Happy brewing! I now have on tap a dry hopped IBA, and a hopped IPA....next to brew is a Belgian red ale (sour) and a German heffe.
     
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