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My kegerator - keezer
« on: April 01, 2010, 09:16:45 AM »
Now that I've finally figured out the picture posting process, I thought I'd share a few pics of my keg system.  I took an old 15 cu ft chest freezer that had seen better days, filled the dings, primed and painted it, added castors, a 2x8 collar and 1x10 fascia wrapped in stainless steel print vinyl, added 5 taps (4 cornies and 1 sankey), a couple of bottle openers, a speed rail for a drip tray resting on a couple of JB-welded bracket out of sight, and its done.  Recently I upgraded the tap handles from the little cheap black plastic ones.  I took some table legs and mini photo frames, and well you can see the rest.  Next plan is to switch to perlicks.  I welcome comments or questions.  Thanks for looking,


from this...


to this...


upgrade to 5 taps...


upgraded handles...


a sneak peek inside...  I ran 9' lengths of 3/8" ID (fastened around the collar for neatness), serving at 13psi / 37F.
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 12:02:38 PM »
Very nice, i did something very similar with mine.  But one of the major differences is that i used Spray Chalk Board on the top.  So now i just write what is on tap on top and everyone knows.   my kids like to doodle in the corners also when they get their rootbeer.  Mine is not nearly as pretty as yours, mine sits in the basement.

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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 12:39:09 PM »
Thanks, I really like the chalk board approach too - seems like a great way to have some flexibility and creativity, but the chalk dust kills my allergies, so I'll stick to printing out tap labels.  My system just lives in the garage next to the dart board.  I don't have a basement unfortunately.
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 06:53:49 PM »
Nicely done, Ross!

Yep . . table legs with inserts can make really pretty tap handles . . I have of 'em 6 myself!  ;D
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 07:46:46 PM »
Great job!!! One of the nicer ones I've seen. How long did it take ya?  :)
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 10:29:55 PM »
Thanks Jeff, it was probably a month or two of evenings and weekends amongst other distractions.  But you know how it is; it's never truly finished...  ;D
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 05:08:56 AM »
Nice job...

Do you have a graphics program for the labels?  I see most people dont just drill though the top of the freezer is there a reason?

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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 06:09:25 AM »
Really Nice!

Where did you get all of the keg hardware and tap handles.
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 12:33:42 PM »
Sorry guys, I must have missed a couple of replies a while ago.

The logo was made for me by a friend who works in the graphics dept of the office.  Cost me just a few beers.  Now I have the jpegs, and I can just use PowerPoint or something similar to print labels.  I've also had 20oz pilsner glasses laser etched with the logo.  I should post a pic of those too.
You cant drill through the freezer wall because you'll hit cooling circuits.  You could drill the lid and mount a tower, but I prefered the collar.  Gives some extra height too, which you need to give yourself some working room.

The hardware was a combination of Northern Brewer, and one of my LHBS, who I wont name because they've recently jacked their prices and adjusted attitudes!  I made the tap handle myself, there's a thread in the Equipment folder about it.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=2147.0

Thanks for all the positive feedback!
« Last Edit: May 17, 2010, 12:35:22 PM by rjharper »
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 03:33:17 PM »
One more question what are the dimensuons? looking to se if i have room

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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 03:44:24 PM »
Its a 15 cu ft freezer, so its about 48" wide x 20" deep x 44" high.  Ballpark.
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2010, 06:38:21 AM »
That is sweet. Where did you get the SS print vinyl?

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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2010, 04:30:57 PM »
some vinyl print company at a certain online auction website.  i think i just searched for brushed stainless vinyl, or something like that
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010, 04:09:35 PM »
That is sweet. Where did you get the SS print vinyl?
I found some through Google "Stainless steel contact paper" finds some are pretty cheap.
Lets you use magnets on SS Fridge!
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Re: My kegerator - keezer
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 12:34:44 PM »
Wanted to resurrect this to show off the updates.  I added another tap (its a 6 banger now) and reworked the lines to tidy them up.  There's 7 full kegs in there in preparation for the big Christmas party next weekend.







I know the last image has nothing to do with the kegerator, but a dart board is a must in any self respecting beer garage... :)
Ross
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