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Title: dehumidifying a keezer
Post by: gsandel on December 18, 2010, 08:35:36 PM
This unit looks nifty for inside a chest freezer kegerator.  Has anyone ever tried it?  If it works, it seems like it would be better than damprid.

http://www.amazon.com/Eva-dry-EDV-Renewable-Wireless-Dehumidifer/dp/B000H0XFD2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Title: Re: dehumidifying a keezer
Post by: Kaiser on December 18, 2010, 09:23:11 PM
This unit looks nifty for inside a chest freezer kegerator.  Has anyone ever tried it?  If it works, it seems like it would be better than damprid.

It looks like a neat product. I wonder how the capacity compares to a bucket of DampRid.

Kai
Title: Re: dehumidifying a keezer
Post by: bonjour on December 18, 2010, 09:49:08 PM
I do not have a chest freezer so I do not use the product.  There are other brewers that I know that use this product and like it.  I'm not sure if they are using one or more.
Title: Re: dehumidifying a keezer
Post by: gsandel on December 19, 2010, 10:59:28 AM
If you are to believe their website, the unit is reusable for ten years and would save hundreds over continuous use of damp rid....just plug in and it dries out.  Even though the website says that it lasts 30-60 days and is sized for a 500 cubic foot space, in the relatively humid and cool environs of a 7.0-15 cubic foot area it may need recharging more often....even so, if it works, it sounds like a good deal at $25.

How long (and how much moisture) does Damp Rid last and cost?

I think I will try it and report back if no one else has bad experiences to share....who knows maybe two would work better?
Title: Re: dehumidifying a keezer
Post by: tschmidlin on December 23, 2010, 01:46:02 AM
It sounds like it uses drierite, CaSO4 with a color indicator added.  Or you could add the same color indicator to other desiccants.  Sounds pretty cool, but you might be better off just buying some drierite and drying it in your oven when it's spent.
Title: Re: dehumidifying a keezer
Post by: dbarber on December 23, 2010, 06:41:58 AM
I've used an Eva-dry in my chest freezer for about 6 years and it works well on reducing the condensation in the freezer.  I wanted something that was re-usable that's why I chose it.
Title: Re: dehumidifying a keezer
Post by: markaberrant on December 23, 2010, 06:58:01 AM
I am definitely going to pick one up, thanks for the link!