Keezer Build

I’m starting to get my keezer together. This weekend, while in the middle of the mash for my American Pale Ale, I decided to get a few coats of paint on the chest freezer.

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The chest freezer has a glossy finish, which had me concerned. However, the paint I bought stated that it is fine on bare metal, you just need to double up the coats.

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My first coat looked terrible, which means my concern was growing. The paint said to wait four hours before applying the second coat, but I had to get more coverage than this. I waited 5-10 minutes (pretty much made it back to where I started) and added another coat. This one covered completely and looked good.

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I”ll update this post as I keep working on it.

Edit 8/13/2014 First I built the inside collar to add some strength
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And then I screwed the full sized collar to the outside.

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This now gives me 26.5″ clearance above the compressor hump.

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Almost done. Need to mount the drip pan.

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Drip tray installed and stained
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Finished
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New Fermentation Chamber

I went on a building spree in my basement. I was not a fan of my coffin-style fermentation chamber (written about here and here, so I decided to pick up a used chest freezer on craigslist and convert my existing setup into shelving for storage. Not the nicest looking yet, but much easier to manage. I will write more on this later, but I wanted to get these pictures up here.

 

Shelving Fermentation Chamber

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