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Offline kozywhiskey

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New Coffin Keezer
« on: October 05, 2011, 05:09:04 PM »
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.








Yes, that is a kitchen knife I am using.














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

Cheers,

Craig 


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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 07:25:35 PM »
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?
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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 08:32:54 PM »
I continue to be amazed at the increasing craftsmanship displayed. Well done sir. Happy pouring.
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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 08:12:43 AM »
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.

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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 03:33:08 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

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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 04:24:54 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!


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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 07:02:16 PM »
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.
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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 06:42:06 AM »
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!

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Re: New Coffin Keezer
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 09:43:09 AM »
Very nice work on the kegerator.

Welcome to the AHA Forum Craig!
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