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She's nearly done!
« on: October 10, 2010, 10:35:38 AM »
I'm literally just a hose clamp and a barbed 5/16" fitting away from finishing this baby!  Ok, I guess I need a few more kegs too.  My beer supply is embarrassingly low right now.





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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010, 10:56:19 AM »
That's beautiful.  What size is the cooler?
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 11:03:53 AM »
Thanks!  It's an 8.8 cu ft freezer from Sears.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_04616949000P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=G4

I paid a lot less than what they list as the current price.  They seem to change the price every other week.
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 11:12:55 AM »
Beautiful craftsmanship. Gawd I get inspired every time one of these gets displayed. Like this one alot!

Four kegs on tap. Sounds about right...
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 12:33:40 PM »
Thanks, euge!  This was the first time I've ever really attempted a woodworking project.  But I'm pretty diligent about researching how to do something before I do it.  In the end, I was very pleased with the results.
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 12:53:06 PM »
Wow, that is gorgeous!!!  I want to do something similar to my chest freezer.  I have a 15cf freezer that can fit approx. 8 corny kegs.  Now just to get the parts and time.

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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 03:22:53 PM »
Yeah man, that looks fantastic.

I have the same chest freezer (though mine is white) that I use for a fermentation chamber. I've been very happy with it.

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 03:32:26 PM »
Excellent ;D
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 04:34:06 PM »
Are those both CO2 tanks?

What is the white oval looking thing next to the CO2 tanks?

Now, when you have all your kegs hooked up, how many PSI will you set your regulator for?

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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 04:45:26 PM »
Stepping on Matt's toes...

Are those both CO2 tanks?

What is the white oval looking thing next to the CO2 tanks?

Now, when you have all your kegs hooked up, how many PSI will you set your regulator for?

I'm guessing the second tank is N2 for the stout faucet. The oval thing is an Eva-Dry dehumidifier. I have two and they work really well. And the regulator setting doesn't change based on the number of kegs.
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 05:09:51 PM »
Phantastic work Matt!

You beat me, but I'm not too far behind you. I'll post pics when I'm done.

It's a beauty.  8)
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 05:40:00 PM »
Stepping on Matt's toes...

Are those both CO2 tanks?

What is the white oval looking thing next to the CO2 tanks?

Now, when you have all your kegs hooked up, how many PSI will you set your regulator for?

I'm guessing the second tank is N2 for the stout faucet. The oval thing is an Eva-Dry dehumidifier. I have two and they work really well. And the regulator setting doesn't change based on the number of kegs.

Exactly.   ;)
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 05:40:51 PM »
Phantastic work Matt!

You beat me, but I'm not too far behind you. I'll post pics when I'm done.

It's a beauty.  8)

Thanks, Ron!  I finally had some free time this weekend and got 'er done.  I can't wait to see your handiwork.   8)
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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 06:51:39 PM »
Is the dehumidifier a necessity for converted freezers  Why?  Thanks.  I'm learning here.

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Re: She's nearly done!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 07:25:16 PM »
Is the dehumidifier a necessity for converted freezers  Why?  Thanks.  I'm learning here.
Yes, at least in my area.  If you don't d anything the condensation builds up and you end up with mold in your keezer.
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