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Offline zman51

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taps for a keezer
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:55:23 PM »
I have no local supply houses and am wanting to convert a freezer to a keezer which will hold 4 kegs. Can someone who has done this link me to the taps I will need that are long enough to go through keezer side?

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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 07:09:14 PM »
You will need shanks that are the wall thickness plus a minimum 1.5”, 2” is better. I like Rite Brew. Great prices and inexpensive USPS first class shipping.

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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 08:37:43 PM »
I second rite brew— their prices are very competitive.  If you’re not sure what you need, keg connection kits up the parts you need and there is a lot of flexibility to uograde their basic kits. 

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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 03:07:28 PM »
thanks. Do all I need is the shank and the tap (the tap screws into the shank?)

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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 04:41:42 PM »
Also need shank washers, tailpieces(part that connects to the line), and shank nuts. Some shanks have integrated tailpieces.

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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 02:00:14 PM »
ok thx!

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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 07:29:15 PM »
Are you building a wooden collar? That would be much safer than drilling through the freezer itself.
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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 02:06:58 PM »
Are you building a wooden collar? That would be much safer than drilling through the freezer itself.

Can you help me out on what a wooden collar might be? thx

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Re: taps for a keezer
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 02:23:04 PM »
The general idea is, you remove the lid from the freezer (unscrew the hinges), build a "collar" that extends the chest up a few inches, and reattach the lid to this. The taps go through the collar, not the freezer wall where you don't know where the coils are until your drill hits them. If you do a web search on "keezer collar" you'll find lots of plans and tips.
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