Category Archives: Keezer

RCA 10 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

RCA 10 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer

RCA 10 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer

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Highlighted Features
  • Chest Freezer with 10.6 Cubic Foot Space
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Defrost Drain for Easy Cleaning
  • Shelf for Easy Organization
  • 115V-60Hz Power Supply

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

You could use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

RCA 10 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

Extra Long Shank for Wall Installations, up to 24″… $11.93, Save 70%! + Our Three Top Tips for Keezer Conversions

24" Wall Shank Assembly

This extra long wall shank is included in the mix and on sale for just $11.93. That’s a 70% savings form it’s $39.99 list. This is an outstanding deal.

24″ Wall Shank Assembly – AIH Overstock Sale

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4 1/8″ Shank… $3.83 + Our Three Top Tips for Keezer Conversions

This is included in the mix and on sale for just $3.83. This is an outstanding deal.

4 1/8″ Shank for Faucet with 1/4″ BoreAIH Overstock Sale

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Three Top Tips for Keezer Conversions!

keezer conversion tips

Updated: 5/3/2024

Chest freezers are great. They’re generally well priced and they’re space and energy efficient and can be easily had.

The primary idea with a chest freezer is to… freeze food. Also referred to as Deep Freezes, most models do not go through a defrost cycle. That’s a bummer come manual defrost time but outstanding for energy savings and food preservation.


Limited Time Deal on Chest Freezers at Wal-Mart:

TCL CF073W, White 7.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer

As of this posting, Wal-Mart this chest freezer on sale for $165. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

TCL CF073W, White 7.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer

You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.


Side note… Because of the lack of a defrost cycle, chest freezers are great for storing hops – our hop deals roundup


Many people including myself have repurposed chest freezers as kegerators or “keezers”.

What does Keezer mean?  Keezer = kegerator + freezer.

To do the conversion you basically add a compatible temp controller – Inkbird deals and reviews – that will allow you to operate a chest freezer at fridge temps.  After that add some taps, maybe a collar, some kegs and a CO2 tank and you’re off and going!

The problem: Chest freezers are generally meant to operate at freezing temperatures, not beer serving temps. This causes issues with condensation and airflow. Left unhandled these issues can cause other problems, like sanitation issues.

Through several iterations of my own keezer, I’ve experienced all of these problems. I have a library of tips and resources that specifically apply to serving draft beer, but these are the top three when it comes to keezer conversions.

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5 Cu Ft Insignia Freezer [Fermentation or Kegerator] – on sale for $169.99

Insignia™ - 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer - White

5 Cu Ft Insignia Deep Freeze from Best Buy.  Model NS-CZ50WH0

Possible Uses: You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.

As of this posting, Best Buy has this marked down to $169.99. Order online to reserve yours and select in store picking to skip the shipping charge.  Check Best Buy for current price and availability.

Insignia™ – 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer – White

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Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Resource Page: Chest Freezer Deals | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

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Arctic King 5 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

5cf Chest Freezer Deep 5 Cu Ft Compact Dorm Upright Apartment Home Food Storage Compact Space Saving Energy Efficient

5 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer by Arctic King

You could use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

5cf Chest Freezer Deep 5 Cu Ft Compact Dorm Upright Apartment Home Food Storage Compact Space Saving Energy Efficient – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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Midea 7 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

Midea MRC070S0AWW Chest Freezer, 7.0 Cubic Feet, White

Midea MRC070S0AWW Chest Freezer, 7.0 Cubic Feet

 

You could potentially use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Midea MRC070S0AWW Chest Freezer, 7.0 Cubic Feet – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Koolatron 6.9 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White

Koolatron 6.9 cu ft chest freezer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Net capacity: 7.0cu.ft/199L
  • Single flip-up lid for easy access
  • Recessed handle
  • Defrost drain.Minimum Side Air Clearance:4 inch

 

You could use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Koolatron 6.9 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White

Koolatron 6.9 cu ft chest freezer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Net capacity: 7.0cu.ft/199L
  • Single flip-up lid for easy access
  • Recessed handle
  • Defrost drain.Minimum Side Air Clearance:4 inch

 

You could use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Midea 7 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

Midea MRC070S0AWW Chest Freezer, 7.0 Cubic Feet, White

Midea MRC070S0AWW Chest Freezer, 7.0 Cubic Feet


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • External Product Dimensions: 32. 1″ X 21. 7″ X 33. 5″
  • Contains 1 Hanging Wire Storage Basket
  • Mechanical Control with Adjustable Thermostat from -12 to -28 Degrees (Great for Storing Frozen Food, Ice Cream, Ice, etc.)
  • Hinge-Style Door Remains Open from 45 to 75 Degree Angles

You could potentially use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Midea MRC070S0AWW Chest Freezer, 7.0 Cubic Feet – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

7.1 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

Igloo FRF472 Chest Freezer, 7.1 Cubic Feet, White

7.1 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer by Igloo


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 7.1 cu Ft. Capacity
  • Chest Freezer is Perfect to Freeze your Meats, Cheeze, Ready Made Foods etc!
  • Defrost Drain
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Compact Design

You could potentially use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Igloo FRF472 Chest Freezer, 7.1 Cubic Feet, White – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Trouble Cleaning Your Keezer With a Collar? Use a Mop

Pictured: O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System + 2 Extra Refills affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Adding a collar to my chest freezer based kegerator/keezer was a huge upgrade.  It allowed me to switch from messy/drippy picnic taps to forward sealing faucets and a drip tray.  It looks great and it works great.  Beyond that, I don’t have to deal with sticky tubing and cobra style taps.

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5 Cu Ft Insignia Freezer [Fermentation or Kegerator] – $124.99, Save $65 + tips & gear for your kegerator

Insignia™ - 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer - White

5 Cu Ft Insignia Deep Freeze from Best Buy.  Model NS-CZ50WH0

Possible Uses: You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.

As of this posting, Best Buy has this marked down to just $124.99  Order online to reserve yours and select in store picking to skip the shipping charge.  Check Best Buy for current price and availability.

Insignia™ – 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer – White

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Resource Page: Chest Freezer Deals | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Arctic King 5 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

5cf Chest Freezer Deep 5 Cu Ft Compact Dorm Upright Apartment Home Food Storage Compact Space Saving Energy Efficient

5 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer by Arctic King

You could use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

5cf Chest Freezer Deep 5 Cu Ft Compact Dorm Upright Apartment Home Food Storage Compact Space Saving Energy Efficient – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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Trouble Cleaning Your Keezer With a Collar? Use a Mop

Pictured: O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System + 2 Extra Refills affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!

Adding a collar to my chest freezer based kegerator/keezer was a huge upgrade.  It allowed me to switch from messy/drippy picnic taps to forward sealing faucets and a drip tray.  It looks great and it works great.  Beyond that, I don’t have to deal with sticky tubing and cobra style taps.

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Hands on Review: Inkbird Wireless Temperature Sensor IBS-TH1 and WiFi Gateway IBS-M1 + Keezer Reconfiguration and Temperature Analysis

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Inkbird Wireless Temperature Sensor and WiFi Hub

Temperature is important to have control of at all stages of the brewing process. While the biggest area of focus on temperature is the mash or fermentation, there are other areas of the process where temperature is important to understand. And if there’s something you need to monitor or control, you better believe the homebrew hobby delivers with the gear. This review focuses on a wireless temperature sensor and a communications hub that helps make the data readily available remotely.

IBS-M1 in Box


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Inkbird makes temperature sensors and temperature controllers for all kinds of home uses, which can easily find their way into homebrewers’ toolboxes. The Inkbird IBS-TH1 is a wireless temperature and humidity sensor. It’s powered by an AAA battery and connects via Bluetooth to an Inkbird app on your phone. The unit is about the size of a hockey puck (2.2” diameter), and contains the humidity sensor and an onboard temperature sensor. There is also a jack for the provided external temperature probe. The probe has a 6.5 ft long lead that connects to a waterproof temperature-sensing tip.

App Home ScreenTemperature HIstorgram

The IBS-TH1 is unique for thermometers in that it logs data onboard the unit. Through the Inkbird app you set the time interval of data collection, from as frequently as 10 seconds, or as infrequently as 30 minutes. The onboard storage of the unit can hold up to 30,000 data points. Whenever you are within its 150 ft. Bluetooth range, you can review the current temperature/humidity, as well as pull up all of the historical data stored on it. Within the app you can also set min & max limits for the temperature and humidity, and if you’re within Bluetooth range, it will set an alarm off on your phone. It will only monitor one temperature at a time, so if you have the cable plugged in for the remote sensor, it will read/record that, and not the onboard sensor.

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5 Cu Ft Insignia Freezer [Fermentation or Kegerator] – $134.99, Save $65 + tips & gear for your kegerator

Insignia™ - 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer - White

5 Cu Ft Insignia Deep Freeze from Best Buy.  Model NS-CZ50WH0

Possible Uses: You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.

As of this posting, Best Buy has this marked down to just $134.99  Order online to reserve yours and select in store picking to skip the shipping charge.  Check Best Buy for current price and availability.

Insignia™ – 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer – White

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Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Resource Page: Chest Freezer Deals | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Koolatron 6.9 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White

Koolatron 6.9 cu ft chest freezer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Net capacity: 7.0cu.ft/199L
  • Single flip-up lid for easy access
  • Recessed handle
  • Defrost drain.Minimum Side Air Clearance:4 inch

 

You could use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

7.1 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control]

Igloo FRF472 Chest Freezer, 7.1 Cubic Feet, White

7.1 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer by Igloo


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 7.1 cu Ft. Capacity
  • Chest Freezer is Perfect to Freeze your Meats, Cheeze, Ready Made Foods etc!
  • Defrost Drain
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Compact Design

You could potentially use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Igloo FRF472 Chest Freezer, 7.1 Cubic Feet, White – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

5 Cu Ft Insignia Freezer [Fermentation or Kegerator] + tips & gear for your kegerator

Insignia™ - 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer - White

5 Cu Ft Insignia Deep Freeze from Best Buy.  Model NS-CZ50WH6

Possible Uses: You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.

  • Availability of chest freezers has been a serious issue for months.
  • Checking Best Buy, I see this 5 cu ft model is in stock for me.  This may vary based on location.
  • This is not discounted.  It’s selling for $189.99.
  • If this is available for you, order online to reserve yours and select in store pickup to skip delivery charges.
  • Check Best Buy for current price and availability.

Insignia™ – 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer – White

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Resource Page: Chest Freezer Deals | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller| Review

This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

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