Keezer vs Kegerator

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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby UndeadFred » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:38 pm

Yeah, I am curious too. I have been pretty happy with DampRid and a ShopVac though, so that would have to work a lot better...

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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby czubak » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:26 pm

Been running for a day and minimal water in the tank, but before that the keeper was pretty dry. Still not soaking it all up. I'll give it more time

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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby beerguy2009 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:46 pm

wyzzyrdd wrote:Before I build something, what are the pros and cons of keezers versus kegerators? Any lessons learned would be awesome.

I have had both and prefer my keezer. I can have more styles of beer on tap and it gives you room to grow if you want. I also built my own temp controller for about $30.

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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby whitedj » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:55 pm

I've wanted to insulte a closet or stairs and put a little window ac u it in it for purpose of cold storage... just a dream as I don't have the location for it
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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby karl » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:59 pm

Does that EvaDry work by allowing the pellets to absorb water vapor from the air and periodically applying heat to squeeze the trapped water into the collection tank? I've manually been using that sort of process by manually removing the EvaDry, applying heat to squeeze out the water, and then returning the dried EvaDry to the keezer. My process is only marginally effective. I'm wondering if the EvaDry pellets are not really effective at beer temperatures. Perhaps DampRid is more effective at those temperatures?

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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby tony b » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:00 pm

I've done the DampRid tubs in my lagering fridge. They work well. Only downside is that they need to be changed frequently, so the $$ add up quickly. Should look to see if there's a case discount on them?
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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby Matt F » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:35 pm

If you go the inkbird route a new already built temp controller is about $30. My dual temp for fermenting was under $40.
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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

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Re: Keezer vs Kegerator

Postby czubak » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:01 pm

Update. Right at 2 weeks and it's collected 350ml of water. I also turned my fan completely off. Keezer floor is bone dry. I'm very happy and think the size smaller one would be plenty and $25 cheaper I think.

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