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Finally Updated My Kegerator
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:35:21 PM »
It took me seven years to get around to doing it, but I finally updated my kegerator. The old configuration suffered through five moves in six years and with every move I said, "I've got to convert this to an Irish coffin set up!" Now that we are in our forever house and have had the basement finished, the time had come.

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This weekend I start constructing my new 3-tier, gravity-fed brew stand.  No more saw horses, cinder blocks and plywood.  Oh - and it will all be natural gas fed on my covered patio! :)
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 03:40:53 PM »
Can't wait to see the brewstand.
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 03:54:19 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 04:21:08 PM »
That's well played!
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 09:02:38 PM »
That is a pretty spiffy set up.
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 02:42:54 AM »
I thought it looked good before the upgrade. The upgrade is off the hook.

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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 05:02:20 AM »
That looks amazing. Nice work...

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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 07:20:36 PM »
I want one :)

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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 07:53:52 PM »
Perfect. Right in the kitchen where it'll get the attention it deserves :)
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2016, 10:11:42 PM »
Sweet setup!

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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2016, 02:46:59 PM »
Cool and very creative.  It looks like you are using the same fridge with decorative cabinet doors in front.  Does the top just lift off for access?
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 07:56:30 PM »
Perfect. Right in the kitchen where it'll get the attention it deserves :)
It is actually in the basement.  We just had it finished and the main room has a beer-centric theme. It is a walk-out basement. The sink is large and deep for cleaning kegs and carboys. The drawers hold brewing equipment and the brewing will be done on the patio, right outside (to the right of where this pic was taken).
Cool and very creative.  It looks like you are using the same fridge with decorative cabinet doors in front.  Does the top just lift off for access?
Yes, it is the same chest freezer/kegerator in the "before" picture. The cabinet maker built a false front to hide the chest freezer, but left enough room for circulation. The false front slides out in case I need to pull out the entire kegerator. The "coffin" portion can be moved if I just want to take a peek in. The entire top comes off and can be slid onto the countertop next to it when I need to change kegs.

The side-by-side fridge/freezer is dedicated, too.  The fridge is full of commercial beer, packs of yeast, and my wife's cheesmaking stuff and the freezer is full of hops.

The brewstand is nearly complete. If I can finish it up tonight, I'll have pics tomorrow.
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 04:17:26 PM »
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2016, 08:42:32 PM »
That is a beautiful set up... well done!
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Re: Finally Updated My Kegerator
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2016, 05:06:25 PM »
Your "before" picture looks like my goal "after" picture. Nice work, it really fits the decor.