I’m considering building a keezer, this will be the first of many posts in a series.
When starting, clearly the first order is to put together a check list of what is needed.
Overall it is a lot of equipment, so I will definitely need to optimize when these items are on sale.
My requirements to begin with are:
- Useful with or without a ‘collar’
- Ability to eventually hold 4-5 kegs
- Ability to serve at at least two pressures
- Hold the co2 tank inside the keezer
- Trying to mainly use new/like new parts
- Fits in a small space in my garage
Basic Equipment I believe I will need:
- Chest Freezer – Around 7 cubic feet, my budget choice: Home Depot Magic Chef 6.9
- Kegs – Adventures in Homebrewing have new ball lock kegs for very reasonable prices for 5 gallon, if you want stackable 2.5 gallons I recommend the Slimline Torpedo Keg
- Co2 Tank – Not sure whether to go new or get one from a welding shop…
- Co2 Regulator – Taprite seems to be the brand to go with, a dual body regulator is great for serving at two pressures
- Gas manifold and gas lines – to distribute one regulator’s gas to multiple kegs
- Picnic taps – Cheap, easy way to serve out of a keg, this is to begin with before building a collar with real taps
- A temperature controller – Inkbird makes prewired ones at an excellent price.
- A mini dehumidifer – to soak up all the moisture within the keezer.
- A usb computer fan – to keep the airflow going within the keezer.
Any other recommendations? Link to builds? Ideas? Lessons learned? Let me know in the comments!