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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2011, 06:41:42 AM »
I've got a question for those of you with the sweet collar-modified chest freezers.  How much did the project cost you start to finish? I'm talking about the whole 9 yards - 4-5 kegs, freezer, temp controller, faucets, shanks, manifolds, freezer modification etc.  I've been resisting the urge to build a kegging setup, but I don't know if I can much longer.  I like the way those look.  As I plan for it, having a dollar goal for the project would be helpful.  Thanks!

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #61 on: January 04, 2011, 09:41:51 AM »
I did the keggerator, but here's a "chainsaw math" estimate.....

Freezer used off Craigslist: $200
Temp regulator                   $100
Cornies, $40 each * 5         $200
Lumber/hardware misc       $100
CO2 + regulator                 $150
Pressure side manifolds
connectors and hoses        $100
Liquid side connectors
and hoses                         $50
Taps and shanks (do NOT
skimp here.......)               $300

So, let's say ttl                 $1200


Now, if you get the freezer for free from aunt Sally, and anything else on sale........ But this is probably a good base line.

I paid $50 for my fridge, have three Cornies and taps (so far) a spare CO2 bottle, and a dual regulator and I'm at about $750          
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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2011, 10:02:37 AM »
Thanks, oscarvan!  Now, for the $1200 part...  "Honey....."   :P

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2011, 10:16:52 AM »
I'm not sure how this works in your neighborhood, but Yahoo has a section called "free cycle". You will need to create a Yahoo e-mail account if you don't have one but I just picked up two great refrigerators for FREE (Lagering fridge, and kegerator). Also, see if you can barter with other brewers someone is always looking to trade something.

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2011, 11:57:29 AM »
I'm not sure how this works in your neighborhood, but Yahoo has a section called "free cycle". You will need to create a Yahoo e-mail account if you don't have one but I just picked up two great refrigerators for FREE (Lagering fridge, and kegerator). Also, see if you can barter with other brewers someone is always looking to trade something.

Where is this section in Yahoo?  Sounds like a great opportunity to gear up.

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2011, 12:32:09 PM »
This is nowhere near finished, but here it is, the beginning of my kegerator.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15193128@N02/5322290558/
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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2011, 03:24:46 PM »
My six-banger.  I'm probably ~$1500 in on this one with 10 kegs. Its a 15.4 cu ft with a 2"x8" collar.







More pics here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=193906&id=285119700080

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2011, 08:01:10 PM »
Beer porn! Love it.
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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2011, 07:45:33 AM »
I am in the middle of my build:
Temp controller: $75
7 cf freezer: $100 on craigslist
Keggorator setup: $50 on craigslist (20# co2 tank, regulator, sanke coupler, cheapo tap faucet.
New hoses, fittings for keggorator (with 3 keg co2 splitter): $100 from LHBS
New 5 gal keg: $40 LHBS (I have since found a local supplier for $35 on craigslist, more to come)
New 5 gallon keg full from Brekenridge brewery ($36 with AHA discount) plus $50 for deposit on their keg.
Wood: found a wooden bed frame in alley for intended use: $0

I will have to spend a little on insulation and weatherstripping, but not likely more than $20 more....so for about $450-$500
You wouldn't believe the things I've seen...

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #69 on: January 07, 2011, 10:22:35 AM »
Heres my portable one.

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #70 on: January 07, 2011, 10:28:53 AM »
Heres my portable one.


Yes...you can actually tell folks that you have a beer wagon.  :D
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« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2011, 06:26:41 AM »


Free fridge, 2 Perlicks, regulator, connections and 10lb tank - KegConnection-$350- 3 cornies- eBay $100, drip tray from Barstuff $20

Total $470

Hi!
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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2011, 05:00:20 PM »
All of you guys are a inspiration to a newbie. Im about to brew my 1st beer this week and have been wanting a kegerator for while now, but damn they are expensive. Looks like Ive found a few ways to save some money.

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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2011, 07:21:50 PM »
Apologies for the crap mobile photos...



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Re: Kegerator Showcase
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2011, 09:38:32 PM »
An update on my kegerator build. Added a second faucet, a secondary bank, and some other things.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15193128@N02/5376580521/in/set-72157625614267325/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15193128@N02/5377180272/in/set-72157625614267325/

I have a third faucet and keg setup ordered and will add a 4th on payday at the end of the month.
It is slowly coming together.  :)
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