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Keezer build
« on: February 26, 2011, 11:23:27 PM »
Made a post in the equipment section and got some much needed advice. I have to say you guys on here make a newbie feel welcome and not stupid to ask question. I have to admit im one of those guys who will walk around a store for a hour before I cave in and ask for help, my wife loves it ::)

Drove up to Austin, TX and visited Austin HomeBrew Supply, excellent place and customer service.
Had a little shopping spree and spent approx $750 another $200 on the Chest Freezer. Got everything I need to build a sweet keezer.

Plan on dressing it up a bit and it will have a collar with 4taps to start.

A list of things I bought

New 7.0 Chest Freezer (will hold 5kegs and my slim gas tank)
4 taps and shanks
Lots of hose
2 ball-lock corneys
new slim 7lb CO2 tank
Regulator with 2 gauges
Johnson Digital Temp Control
4 line manifold
All the fitting and parts needed for the hoses/kegs etc..
Sanitizer
New copy of John A Palmer's Hot to Brew
Also got the ingredients to make a Belgian White

Some Pics :D










Will be taking a trip to lowes tommorow for lumber for the color and a 7/8" bit.

MORE PICS TO COME AS PROGRESS IS MADE

« Last Edit: February 26, 2011, 11:29:48 PM by rayallen »

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 11:52:42 PM »
[shrill voice] AWE-SOME![/shrill voice]

I too have spent a fair amount of cash at AHBS. ;)

That hook got set deep didn't it? Well there's nothing wrong with going all out. Especially when it comes to dispensing and serving.

BTW I love that floor treatment. Been waiting for someone to stain concrete for home flooring. Looks great.
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 02:00:59 AM »
Sweet :)
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 06:16:35 AM »
Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 08:37:08 AM »
Exciting time!

Looking forward to the progress Ray.  :)
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 09:11:17 AM »
thanks guys, looking forward to being able to serve myself cold beer out of a tap.

Euge thanks on the comment about the floors, I did them myself. A lot of hard work but it paid off.

And Oh yeah the hook is set way deep, going head 1st into this hobby.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2011, 09:18:53 AM by rayallen »

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 09:37:13 AM »
I am jealous of all the brand spanking new stuff you bought!  Your dilemma now is whether to brew now and race to finish said keezer, or continue to remain (relatively) sober and make progress on the keezer.

A little bit of advice when you finally get it all together, hooked up with beer and are working on getting the pour correct.  You CAN get drunk on just foam.   :)

Keep all of us looky lou's in the loop.

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 09:48:55 AM »
I am jealous of all the brand spanking new stuff you bought!  Your dilemma now is whether to brew now and race to finish said keezer, or continue to remain (relatively) sober and make progress on the keezer.

A little bit of advice when you finally get it all together, hooked up with beer and are working on getting the pour correct.  You CAN get drunk on just foam.   :)

Keep all of us looky lou's in the loop.

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Everything is new except the corney kegs. I wasnt planning on dropping $750 yesterday at AHBS but the salesman was good and I would rather have the better equipment so that Im not having to replace it later.

I should note I got out of one hobby to go into Beer Brewing as a new hobby, all the $$ I made from selling my last hobby is paying for all of this. No money out of pocket   :)

I know its all going to be worth it that 1st party, when everyone is enjoying my beer out of my taps. My wife and I love entertaining people and host the annual halloween and New Years parties, so this will add a fun touch.
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 01:33:05 PM »
Not to be nosy, but what was the old hobby you're walking away from? 
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 02:58:14 PM »
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I know its all going to be worth it that 1st party, when everyone is enjoying my beer out of my taps. My wife and I love entertaining people and host the annual halloween and New Years parties, so this will add a fun touch.

I know we all can't wait for the invite! :)  Happy Building!
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 04:56:08 PM »
is that stained concrete?
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 08:40:54 PM »
Not to be nosy, but what was the old hobby you're walking away from? 

Ive been keeping Saltwater Reef Aquariums for the last 7 years, and decided it was time to take a break. Its a very time and financial consuming hobby.

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 08:42:47 PM »
is that stained concrete?

Sure is, as mentioned above I did the work myself. Like anything in life- put in a little blood, sweat and elbow grease and you will always be happy with the outcome.

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 12:29:17 AM »
Not to be nosy, but what was the old hobby you're walking away from? 

Ive been keeping Saltwater Reef Aquariums for the last 7 years, and decided it was time to take a break. Its a very time and financial consuming hobby.
Ah, I did that for a while.  Very fun and rewarding, but hard to take a break without losing a lot of investment.  With brewing you can go on vacation and not worry too much.  Good choice :)
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 07:05:48 AM »
Not to be nosy, but what was the old hobby you're walking away from? 

Ive been keeping Saltwater Reef Aquariums for the last 7 years, and decided it was time to take a break. Its a very time and financial consuming hobby.
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