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Offline DrewG

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Building a kegerator
« on: September 17, 2012, 10:14:18 AM »
I've got a fridge with 2 kegs in it already, so i figure I might as well turn it into a kegerator seeing as how the GF has pre-approved moving it into the house (shes a beer nerd too).

So, what do I need, what should I watch out for, etc? Any advice greatly appreciated!
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 12:41:43 PM »
The one thing I would recommend is using Perlick faucets. Seems the cheaper ones tend to stick. Well worth the extra couple bucks. I bought this, http://www.williamsbrewing.com/PERLICK-FORWARD-SEAL-FAUCET-WITH-SHANK-P1476.aspx. All I had to do was drill hole in door for the shank, then remove the picnic tap from the hose, and clap hose to nipple. Done and done. I also got another temp controller for my kegerator. http://titaniumbrewing.com/?p=207
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 02:22:23 PM »
I am really happy with the tower I bought from American Coffee Urn (ACU Metal Fab).
This was a few years ago so there may be a better option today.
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 02:57:45 PM »
Stand up fridge? Freezer on top or side by side?
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 05:56:51 AM »
The one thing I would recommend is using Perlick faucets. Seems the cheaper ones tend to stick. Well worth the extra couple bucks. I bought this, http://www.williamsbrewing.com/PERLICK-FORWARD-SEAL-FAUCET-WITH-SHANK-P1476.aspx. All I had to do was drill hole in door for the shank, then remove the picnic tap from the hose, and clap hose to nipple. Done and done. I also got another temp controller for my kegerator. http://titaniumbrewing.com/?p=207

I agree, though I'd get a setup with a 3/16" barb. You'll need less beer line to balance the system that way. It seems that buying the taps as a unit like that is cheaper than buying the individual parts.
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 10:33:11 AM »
Ran into a guy at the local who used to brew and quit. Ended up selling me his for 200 bucks. Nice 2 tap setup. Thanks for the input regardless.
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 11:43:04 AM »
Even better
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 01:30:49 PM »
Heres the rig:







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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 02:31:21 PM »
Heres the rig:









Very nice! Looks just like my Sanyo 4912. Coming close on getting rid of the cobra taps and doing as you've done.
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 02:55:44 PM »
Very nice! Looks just like my Sanyo 4912. Coming close on getting rid of the cobra taps and doing as you've done.

Me, too.  My problem is that I acquired two single tap towers, and I want a double tap tower.

I either need to sell/exchange or try to adapt.

Too many things to do, not enough time...

But the cobra taps work, so there is no harm in patience.
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Re: Building a kegerator
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2012, 07:36:35 AM »
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Too many things to do, not enough time...

Amen to that. There's a keg in it now with a cobra tap on it until I have the time to clean the kegerator lines and get it up and running  ::)

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