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Old 10-23-2008, 10:39 PM   #511
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Just checking in with my new set up. Still need handles, drip tray, and to secure the lines a bit cleaner than they are now, but here she is.





What I've got there is a used Haier 5 cu ft keezer, perlicks, 10' of 3/16" lines, and a 5# CO2 tank. The collar is 1x4 poplar stained with red oak.



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Old 10-23-2008, 11:00 PM   #512
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Necessity being the mother of, well... improvisation in this case.



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Old 10-23-2008, 11:28 PM   #513
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And here are the original sketch up designs.





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Old 10-24-2008, 12:39 AM   #514
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I have that exact same model freezer, i got it on craigslist for a deal. It's nice if you have 3 gallon corny's to fit on the hump as well.

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Old 10-24-2008, 12:42 AM   #515
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3 gal keg is always an option.

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Old 10-25-2008, 11:04 PM   #516
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This is my first kegerator, which works fine...for now. I'm going to be getting a chest freezer sometime before Christmas, but this little guy was cheap to build and holds 2 kegs and a 10# CO2 tank inside.

Pretty simple setup, but as it was my first build I made some basic mistakes. I thought the color coded disconnects should go together on the same keg (eg. Black all on one keg, Gray on the other). Yeah, bad move...and ended up having to pry off one disconnect since it was a bit small, and destroyed it in the process. For the future, I'm going to be drilling a hole in the collar to run the CO2 line through so I'll have more room in the keg. Also, this will make it easier to adjust the pressure for switching from force carbing at 30psi back to serving pressure.

First of all, here is my Mini Fridge that I expanded with a wood "collar". This was originally made to be a fermentation chamber for a single carboy. More on that little project HERE.


All the parts: Lines, 2 picnic taps, Ball Lock disconnects, SS hose clamps, CO2 "Y" splitter, Dual gauge regulator.


10# CO2 Tank and 2 reconditioned cornies from the LHBS:


All assembled and in the mini-fridge:

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Old 11-06-2008, 04:09 AM   #517
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I want to thank all the people who have posted here. We've been reading for the past few weeks, and finished our kegerator tonight (once the final parts arrived). It's nothing original, but it's pretty classy none the less. We used the Sanyo fridge from Fry's, and tower from ACU, some parts from Larry's Home Brew in Kent, WA (local store) and more parts from Austin Home Brew, and parts from Micromatic. Oh, and I ebayed the rails.

I'm curious if it was a consious decision to keep the Sanyo label on for most of you. We peeled ours off. I'd post a picture, but we are currently free users - and really, it looks hardly different than anybody elses, except for perhaps our beer glasses on top.

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Old 11-06-2008, 07:05 AM   #518
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Necessity being the mother of, well... improvisation in this case.

damn man thats ghetto. I saw Edworts orrigional dong handels and man this gives them a run. atleast in the end it doesnt look phallic
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I'd post a picture, but we are currently free users - and really, it looks hardly different than anybody elses, except for perhaps our beer glasses on top.
You can definitely post pictures, you just can't upload them to HBT's servers. It just means that you need to use a hosting service like Imageshack, Photobucket, or even Tinypic.

Glad to hear the assembly went well for you! Enjoy!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:04 PM   #520
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damn man thats ghetto. I saw Edworts orrigional dong handels and man this gives them a run. atleast in the end it doesnt look phallic
Haha, ghetto! What would you have done? I've got some real handles on there now, but the important part is I was able to successfully pour pints when my order was missing the handles.


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