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Robert :

--- Quote from: jkirkham on June 22, 2018, 12:52:12 AM ---I am 6’1”. I like the wheel idea. That plus a collar would make serving height around mid stomach maybe higher. The shanks on my taps are 4.5” if I remember correctly. They go through a fridge door with a piece of wood now. I do want to make like a wooden box for aesthetics around the freezer. But probably also give some breathing room around the hot spots.

I have seen a keezer with a dehumidifier on the inside, is that just a waste of electricity if I surrounded the collar with some kind of insulation? What do you guys think? And or, how often do you replace the damp rid?

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Couldn't say, I just periodically check to see if the bottom tub needs emptying of liquid or the basket of chloride needs topping up.  Depending on weather and frequency of opening/closing the keezer, it can take months to need attention.  I keep Damp Rid in my keezer, ferm chamber, lagering freezer, and even a tote I keep small gear in in case a piece of tubing etc gets put away a bit wet.  Cheap dehumidifier, why go more elaborate until you see if it's sufficient?

Brewtopalonian:
I would suggest buying premium quality products right off the bat, as I went cheap at first and am now regretting it and wishing I had some nice perlick taps.  Also, last month there was a great article on how to get the perfect pour Everytime that has to deal with tap lines and how much tubing you need in Zymurgy.  I recommend looking that up. I have a tower coming right out the top of mine.  Someday I'm going to enclose mine with cupboards on either side for additional storage.  Wheels are a must!  You have to get it away from the wall in order to open it to get your kegs in and out. (The downside of having towers out the top). 

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James K:

--- Quote from: Brewtopalonian on June 22, 2018, 01:48:07 AM ---I would suggest buying premium quality products right off the bat, as I went cheap at first and am now regretting it and wishing I had some nice perlick taps.  Also, last month there was a great article on how to get the perfect pour Everytime that has to deal with tap lines and how much tubing you need in Zymurgy.  I recommend looking that up. I have a tower coming right out the top of mine.  Someday I'm going to enclose mine with cupboards on either side for additional storage.  Wheels are a must!  You have to get it away from the wall in order to open it to get your kegs in and out. (The downside of having towers out the top). 

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I have three less than a year old ss intertaps on my current system, I even have the stout spout which is fun to is play with. My shanks are ss too.
Pretty much galvanizing the old system for a new. Not sure what to do with the soon to be old fridge, since I’ve drilled 4 holes in.

Robert :
Intertaps rock, I dont know why any others exist.  If you have the flow control ones, you don't even have to worry about balance that much. 

If your taps are through the collar, you not only eliminate having to move it away from the wall to open.  You also don't have to have a fan to cool the tower, and possibly more elaborate dehumidifier to deal with larger, inaccessible area.

As for the old fridge:  If you have any use for a spare fridge, just fill the holes with expanding foam, shave it flush and seal up with tape.  Otherwise, yeah, not an easy sale.

James K:

--- Quote from: Robert  on June 22, 2018, 02:36:57 AM ---Intertaps rock, I dont know why any others exist.  If you have the flow control ones, you don't even have to worry about balance that much. 

If your taps are through the collar, you not only eliminate having to move it away from the wall to open.  You also don't have to have a fan to cool the tower, and possibly more elaborate dehumidifier to deal with larger, inaccessible area.

As for the old fridge:  If you have any use for a spare fridge, just fill the holes with expanding foam, shave it flush and seal up with tape.  Otherwise, yeah, not an easy sale.

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I’m not fancy enough for flow control. I’m thinking about turning the old fridge into a lagering fridge or for cold side temp controlling (it has a controller on it that came with it). You can kinda see the height of that fridge in the picture I posted. It’s just kind of a waste of space because it’s tall and kegs and carboys aren’t. Maybe throw a shelf in there so two things can be cool at a time.

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