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Offline babalu87

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Common issue with using a fridge/freezer is having room for 4 kegs.
Its a waste land of space when you lose the drawers AND the shelving, space much better suited for yeast, bottled beer a gallon of milk etc.

What I did was start by putting a piece of primed and painted plywood on the bottom shelve above the drawers, this leaves enough room for the kegs and QD's while allowing us to still have usage of the drawers.

4 kegs are about 2" wider than the shelves, not wanting to lose all that shelve space was the next project to tackle.
Fridge shelves are made of tempered glass, cant be cut. What to do.........?

Shelves can be put together then they can certainly be taken apart right?
Lucky me, I had some Lexan at home that was the same thickness as the glass. Cut to fit and re-assemble the shelve, CARFULLY move the mounting bracket on the back of the fridge. I drilled a TINY pilot hole first then feel around to ensure I wasnt hitting any reefer tubes.
VOILA!
Shelving next to the 4 kegs.
Attatch a drip tray, serving fridge DONE.

Outside:



Inside:

Jeff

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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 07:35:04 AM »
That's a pretty sweet sight.  Good Work!

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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 09:58:32 AM »
Where is your CO2 tank?

Nice work!!
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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 10:05:16 AM »
Where is your CO2 tank?

Nice work!!

Outside next to the lagering fridge :D

Thanks

One corner of the basement looks like this:

[Serving fridge] X [Upright freezer] X [CO2 tank] X [Lagering keezer]
Jeff

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IIPA, Stout, Hefeweizen, Hallertau Pale Ale, Bitter

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Hefeweizen,Berliner Weisse, Mead

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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 10:32:34 AM »
Too bad you ruined it by putting that ugly sticket on it  :D

I am not talking about the homebrew one either.
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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 10:35:21 AM »
I need to convert my beer fridge into a kegerator similiar to yours. It's alot more convenient and saves on the electric bill. Nice Work!
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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 06:29:08 PM »
Nice work. I have a side by side and fit 2 kegs and a 10 lb co2 in there. I left the drawers on the bottom as well for storage and was happy. Well one day we had a party so I had to full kegs and my wife stuffed the drawers full of cans for the BMC drinkers and all that weight broke a screw in the bracket holding the shelf/drawer assembly. I ended up having to make a 2X4 platform that is just butt ugly. 4 kegs plus drawer storage is probably significant, just hope you planned ahead for that load.

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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 07:07:14 PM »
Nice work. I have a side by side and fit 2 kegs and a 10 lb co2 in there. I left the drawers on the bottom as well for storage and was happy. Well one day we had a party so I had to full kegs and my wife stuffed the drawers full of cans for the BMC drinkers and all that weight broke a screw in the bracket holding the shelf/drawer assembly. I ended up having to make a 2X4 platform that is just butt ugly. 4 kegs plus drawer storage is probably significant, just hope you planned ahead for that load.

Does me putting as much weight as possible on it count?

Does it lasting 2+ years count?

As long as the load is spread evenly those shelves hold MUCH weight
Jeff

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Hefeweizen,Berliner Weisse, Mead

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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2010, 06:31:31 AM »
Sorry I thought this was a new project. And you are correct mine actually broke when I was moving a keg and the weight was not evenly distributed. Your fridge looks great and I wish I had double to space of what I have.
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Re: 4 kegs and your shelves and drawers in a serving fridge, you can do it
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 06:19:14 AM »
Mine has 6 but know shelves.