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dummkauf 10-24-2010 04:07 AM

Another kegorator build :)
 
Started building my kegerator tonight!!! :D

Got the holes drilled and the taps in tonight. Still need to cut the holes in the shelving on the door so that I can get it reattached, and build the platform on the floor of the fridge, but it's getting close and I had to share :D

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...f/P1110532.jpg

The taps

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...f/P1110534.jpg

This little guy is my insurance against someone opening the freezer and pouring perfectly good beer all over the floor :( I would have put the taps lower, but they are already low enough, plus I have some scrap cherry and maple laying around that I plan on turning into tap handles when I got some time to turn them out, and those will be longer than the cheap plastic handles that are on there now.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...f/P1110536.jpg

Dwain 10-24-2010 04:20 AM

Good start. So, you're not going to be able to open your freezer while the beer is on? If I didnt go lower with the taps, I would make it where both doors opened at the same time, just to have easier access. Just a thought. - Dwain

dummkauf 10-24-2010 04:22 AM

Thanks, no, I can open the freezer any time. That little L bracket attached to the freezer door catches on the bottom door when the freezer is opened. Which means I can open the fridge without opening the freezer. But if you open the freezer, the L bracket catches the fridge door and opens both. Which keeps the freezer door from pushing the tap handles to the open position :D

I had seen somewhere on this forum where someone just screwed the doors together, and I thought about that, but I didn't want my freezer open every time I was messing around with the kegs :D

hmmmbeer 10-24-2010 04:31 AM

I just drilled my 2 of 4 taps today and made my shelves, (I'll post those pics tomorrow) I bought a side-by-side on CL for $50 in amazing condition and built my shelves to fit 5 kegs in it! I know how you feel right now! feels amazing huh?!?!? no more bottling!!!!

dummkauf 10-24-2010 04:33 AM

Actually I don't think I'll be giving up bottling completely. I've got a belgian aging on oak chips right now and a porter aging in secondary. I think those 2 will be going into bottles as I would like to age most of those batches for a while. However my wheat and IPA that are sitting in the closet will be filling my 2 newly acquired kegs in the next couple of days :D

Dwain 10-24-2010 04:42 AM

Quote:

Thanks, no, I can open the freezer any time. That little L bracket attached to the freezer door catches on the bottom door when the freezer is opened. Which means I can open the fridge without opening the freezer. But if you open the freezer, the L bracket catches the fridge door and opens both. Which keeps the freezer door from pushing the tap handles to the open position
That's a great idea. See, just when you thought you knew everything.... - Dwain

RadicalEd 10-24-2010 10:47 PM

I may be stealing that L-bracket idea.... :D.

dummkauf 10-25-2010 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RadicalEd (Post 2359242)
I may be stealing that L-bracket idea.... :D.

Feel free....that's why I am sharing :D

dummkauf 10-25-2010 04:46 AM

updated pics

Drip tray on, and the hinges moved to the other side for my corner.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...f/P1110543.jpg

The kegs and CO2 tank. My platform was about 1/2" too long, so that will need to be disassmbled and cut back, but eventually the platform will be in so I can get 5 kegs plus the CO2 in there(the remaining 3 kegs and taps will be a future purchase)
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...f/P1110545.jpg

And a couple of better shots of the L-bracket setup in case anyone is still wondering how that bit of genius works :D
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...f/P1110546.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...f/P1110547.jpg

dummkauf 10-26-2010 03:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hmmmbeer (Post 2358186)
I just drilled my 2 of 4 taps today and made my shelves, (I'll post those pics tomorrow) I bought a side-by-side on CL for $50 in amazing condition and built my shelves to fit 5 kegs in it! I know how you feel right now! feels amazing huh?!?!? no more bottling!!!!

Ok, I take it back,no more bottling!!! Just kegged up 2 batches and cleaned the carboys out in about 30 minutes....I'm starting to like this.

Though it might be time for a counter pressure filler so I can tuck a few bottles away for aging.....


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