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Title: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: kozywhiskey on October 06, 2011, 12:09:04 AM
Hey guys, it's my first post on the forums so I figured I would make it count. 

I've been brewing for about 5 years and after seeing some of the systems you have all put together, I finally decided to kick my old 2 keg kegerator to the curb and upgrade to a 4 keg coffin keezer with a 10 lb tank. 

It has been a bit of a crap shoot building the thing in the living room of my condo, but here are the pics so far.  I have put together the collar and built the tower.  I've seen a lot of cool ideas for the front and sides but I am still not 100% sure what I am going to do.

Any suggestions are welcome, and the crazier the better.  The best add on idea I've had so far is mounting a yeast starter fan under one of the cubby holes on the side.


(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1uDfMLXCFmM/Tozu5eQChrI/AAAAAAAAADY/s7oohDDQMFo/s1024/Kegerator%2B%25281%2529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4NL-sG_nzPc/Tozu5wGTx2I/AAAAAAAAADc/eJiILnKLHYw/w491-h368-k/Kegerator%2B%25282%2530.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7GtwmKW0rb4/Tozu-cj0pVI/AAAAAAAAADw/NEnXY8CZAJY/w491-h368-k/Kegerator%2B%25286%2529.JPG)

Yes, that is a kitchen knife I am using.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kwb9MqA60ig/Tozu-8yWt3I/AAAAAAAAADs/8gSanDZqylc/w492-h369-k/Kegerator%2B%25287%2529.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zLDAtBn2nps/TozvFUi7jvI/AAAAAAAAAEA/MSnWDXbyRJM/w500-h376-k/Kegerator%2B%252812%2529.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UxX8XCTNB98/TozvIelbu5I/AAAAAAAAAEE/WVE8rbDYFqU/w500-h376-k/Kegerator%2B%252813%2529.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Yqb5PzoDsrs/TozvKtJdrOI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/1y-MCcoe3iU/w500-h375-k/Kegerator%2B%252815%2529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j3wUWPY670Y/TozvPrg8DSI/AAAAAAAAAEc/g-dR2hW9zQo/w500-h376-k/Kegerator%2B%252817%2529.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5eq626j9Nf4/TozvNaWfL4I/AAAAAAAAAEY/qf8eFibS5Bw/w500-h376-k/Kegerator%2B%252818%2529.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d26mzFygpL0/TozvRJDr_cI/AAAAAAAAAEk/xQTUsvjqzFI/w500-h375-k/Kegerator%2B%252821%2529.JPG)

Well, now I welcome the constructive criticism.  In addition give me more ideas on how to make it better.

Cheers,

Craig 

Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: EHall on October 06, 2011, 02:25:35 AM
very nice work! I'd hate to see how dangerous you could be with an actual wood shop! How bout a facade around the base to hide the freezer and 2x4s?
Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: euge on October 06, 2011, 03:32:54 AM
I continue to be amazed at the increasing craftsmanship displayed. Well done sir. Happy pouring.
Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: Slowbrew on October 06, 2011, 03:12:43 PM
Very nice.  SWMBO is not going to happy when I decide to try and top that.  Looks great!

I think I would wrap the freezer in something to hide the plain white freezer.

Paul
Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: kozywhiskey on October 06, 2011, 10:33:08 PM
Thanks guys, I guess there are few things I am still debating on doing around the side.  I don't think I want to do strait wood because it may be too much.  I am thinking either frosted glass or stainless steel.  I will update photos when i get it done.

Thanks
Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: dolecek21 on October 06, 2011, 11:24:54 PM
Wow, nice work!  When I get around to converting mine I hope it looks half that good.  I don't know that I've seen a design quite like that.  I really dig the tile.

I'm interested to see what you end up doing from the collar down!

Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: oscarvan on October 07, 2011, 02:02:16 AM
NICE!

As far as decorating the box itself, remember that the skin of the freezer is where the heat is dissipated.....so, wrap it up tight in something with high R value, and lose a LOT of efficiency. My vote.....Diamond Plate.
Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: Slowbrew on October 07, 2011, 01:42:06 PM
If it were me, I might do something with stretched fabric.  Give it a nightclub type finish.  Or maybe paint to contrast the room decor.

Have fun with it!

Paul
Title: Re: New Coffin Keezer
Post by: bluesman on October 07, 2011, 04:43:09 PM
Very nice work on the kegerator.

Welcome to the AHA Forum Craig!