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Offline wbh01

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Keezer Collar Size Question
« on: March 30, 2017, 10:00:55 AM »
I have a 7 c.f. chest freezer that I use for my fermentations.  I'm considering adding a keezer collar to it to give it enough space to hold my FastFerment conical fermentor, but this would mean that the collar would need to be a about a foot wide (made of 2x12 lumber) to handle the height of the fermentor.  that would add about 5 c.f. to my keezer.

Does anyone have any insight into how big the collar can be and have the keezer still maintain temperature?  I'd also insulate the collar with foam board, and put a fan inside to circulate air.

Thanks!

Will

Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: Keezer Collar Size Question
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 10:53:42 AM »
I used 2 x 10 without any issues.  I also put a coffin box on top (Mine is for beer taps, not fermentation).  I have two fans (one pulling air up into the coffin box and one pushing it back down into the freezer area.  I also used the 2" foam insulation.  I also used the expanding spray foam in all of the places that the foam meets.










I don't think that you'll have an issue.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 10:57:39 AM by Scott Ickes »
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Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
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Re: Keezer Collar Size Question
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 02:59:24 PM »
Considering the temperature you'll be set at, there won't be a problem with the extra space. The unit will likely work less than it was designed to.
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Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: Keezer Collar Size Question
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 06:37:45 PM »
by the way, mine is 7.2 cf in size.
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

Scott Ickes
https://creativebrewing.wordpress.com