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Old 01-19-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Alright, Spill your guts! er, yer Kegerators...

Okay. Lot's of spiffy threads with pics of complete finished kegerators.

I wanna see the dirty details! Finished and unfinished, what makes your kegerator tick!

I wanna see the inner workings. I am trying to figure mine out. How to run and organize the gaslines and manifolds. I've got my faucets ready just waiting on shanks. Trying to decide where everything will go. I will post pics myself once I get going.

until then here is how it stands.

actually, it is way more tangled now. This was a few months ago. Hard to close the door sometimes.

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Old 01-19-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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come on! Nobody wants to show off the inner workings of their rigs?

What is on the inside can be beautiful too ya know.

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Old 01-19-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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Inside the magic kegger. One keg, four taps.



And the conditioning cabinet.

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Please excuse my embarrassing display of commercial brews, I just started home brewing 2 weeks ago! Plans are to keep one tap commercial and one for my stuff, unless it's really good, then bye bye sanke!

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Old 01-19-2008, 09:31 PM   #5
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I still have work to do on mine. I've made a good manifold and have the faucets installed, but the gas and beer lines are all over the place, and I need to make a replacement bottom shelf like yours that'll be studier and will let me keep some sixers underneath.

But, it pours good beer! No more picnics taps (need a couple more faucets, though).

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Here is a link to the other kegerator thread...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=29053

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Here is a link to the other kegerator thread...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=29053
Yeah, that is what I was refering too. Nice outer shots, not much on guts. I'm talking about nitty gritty, nuts and bolts not the overall package. How it all goes together, the little details.

Good pics so far btw.
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Here's my sequence Part I

Cooling lines before drilling the holes in the fridge. Once the holes were drilled the "box" with the cooling line was lifted up against the bottom of the bar top


After drilling hols in the fridge I caulked PVC elbow to connect the cooling lines to. The wires are for the fan.

Tower being assembled

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Part II


Completed tower assembly



CO2 Manifold



Cooling set up for my beer lines. The fan blows into the fridge so the coldest air is sucked in over the beer lines.



This was just over a year ago and I've been working piecemeal finish up the rest of the bar. I'm making and installing custom molding now and making some doors to cover the glassware storage cupboards. I need to take some new pictures. I have one tap in my fridge door and am going to install a second to give me 4 taps total. I've got a second CO2 tank that I need to run a tubing into my fridge for (w/ disconnects) so I can serve at two different pressures. My CO2 tank(s) is(are) outside the fridge. The CO2 tubing fit just nicely inside a piece to PVC tubing so I intalled a PVC sleeve to protect the CO2 line(s) from sharp edges. I have two tanks so I have a portable one for our mobile beer cart.

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Hey what size CO2 tanks does everyone use in general, 5?

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