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New keezer needed
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    so, my keezer broke. I think it has been broken for a few weeks, but that's besides the point. It was free and it lasted me 3 years.
    Now, i need a new one.
    The old one gather a bunch of water in the bottom and the water stunk!
    I don't want that again.
    I plan on buying a new chest freezer for this purpose and either swapping one of my others out and turning it into a keezer or just using a the new one as the keezer.

    Here is my question:
    What the hell do i have to do to not allow the water to gather at the bottom? Automatic defrost? It's gross and i don't want to deal with it ever again.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,761
    Drill a hole in the bottom?
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    so it leaks all over my basement floor?

    no.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,761
    Hey, I didn't say it was a good solution ..... :D
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128
    My freezer has a drain plug like a boat. Its quite nice when you need it.

    The most important thing is making sure it seals up good. Any moisture comes from air getting in, don't let it in and you don't have a problem.
  • JerryJerry
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    Oh and my basement it dirt.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747



    Here is my question:
    What the hell do i have to do to not allow the water to gather at the bottom? Automatic defrost? It's gross and i don't want to deal with it ever again.



    automatic defrost doesn't remove moisture, it just allows the frost to melt and drain away from the coils. jerry's right, the moisture comes from the air, so you'll have to either control the moisture in the ambient air or find a way to remove it once it condenses and collects on the bottom of your keezer.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    have you tried damp rid?
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128
    If it's properly sealed it'll stay pretty dry as you won't be opening that often. Just fill any holes you drill for lines with lots of silicone calking. And keep the edge gasket clean.
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617

    so, my keezer broke. I think it has been broken for a few weeks, but that's besides the point. It was free and it lasted me 3 years.
    Now, i need a new one.
    The old one gather a bunch of water in the bottom and the water stunk!
    I don't want that again.
    I plan on buying a new chest freezer for this purpose and either swapping one of my others out and turning it into a keezer or just using a the new one as the keezer.

    Here is my question:
    What the hell do i have to do to not allow the water to gather at the bottom? Automatic defrost? It's gross and i don't want to deal with it ever again.



    I have silicone beads in my set up to dry the air, when it stops drying the air I dry it in the oven to get it back to like new drying capacity. Let me know and I can collect desiccant sacks for you. I use them to keep tools from rustingin my toolbox drawers...c I already have a few saved up, bout a half gallon so far.i could send you the lot plus some from other techs if it might help
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,323
    We used to get the desiccant bags, big ones, in some of the inbound loads. I should have grabbed some. Those things were like pillows.
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  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128
    If you eat a lot of jerky save the do not eat packs. Put them in a cloth bag and bake in the oven every few months. Or just use a bag of rice, doesn't absorb as much per oz, but is way cheaper and will do the same thing.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747

    If you eat a lot of jerky save the do not eat packs. Put them in a cloth bag and bake in the oven every few months. Or just use a bag of rice, doesn't absorb as much per oz, but is way cheaper and will do the same thing.



    rice gets moldy.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128

    If you eat a lot of jerky save the do not eat packs. Put them in a cloth bag and bake in the oven every few months. Or just use a bag of rice, doesn't absorb as much per oz, but is way cheaper and will do the same thing.



    rice gets moldy.


    If you don't bake it enough.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747

    If you eat a lot of jerky save the do not eat packs. Put them in a cloth bag and bake in the oven every few months. Or just use a bag of rice, doesn't absorb as much per oz, but is way cheaper and will do the same thing.



    rice gets moldy.


    If you don't bake it enough.


    no one has that much free time.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128

    If you eat a lot of jerky save the do not eat packs. Put them in a cloth bag and bake in the oven every few months. Or just use a bag of rice, doesn't absorb as much per oz, but is way cheaper and will do the same thing.



    rice gets moldy.


    If you don't bake it enough.


    no one has that much free time.


    How much time could that possibly take? You turn it on you toss it in you pull it out in an hour or two. If that take more then 45 sec of your limited free time than you have more pressing issues than lack of time.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,886

    If you eat a lot of jerky save the do not eat packs. Put them in a cloth bag and bake in the oven every few months. Or just use a bag of rice, doesn't absorb as much per oz, but is way cheaper and will do the same thing.



    rice gets moldy.


    If you don't bake it enough.


    no one has that much free time.


    How much time could that possibly take?


    more than fuzzy has.

    but really, it's the same amount of maintenance as the silica dessicant, the only difference, if you are lazy and dont keep up with the silica stuff it just stops working... it doesnt mold. the rice stops working... then it molds.

    BTW you can use rock salt as a desicant as well, but the silica stuff is much better.


    But if i were doing the keezer thing, i would just drill a drain hole and install a drip pan... done and done. sucka.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    i would never keep up with the rice thing, it would mold on the first go around, guaranteed. large silicone dessicate bags it is!
    Thanks fellers.