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Old 03-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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I bought that 2.5 gal corny kit Williams brewing sells from a friend and made some changes. First, I force carbed this beer. Then tossed the picnic tap, attached 5' of beer line, and attached a rebuilt tap I got from my craigslist score of kegging equipment.

The base is built out of 3/4" white particle board and 3/4" hardwood scrap lying around the basement of the house I just bought. I traced the outline of the keg in one piece, cut it out, then cut the front one a bit longer for the tap and 1/2" higher so the keg would tilt back. Before I filled the keg though I bent the dip tube towards the bottom edge so I'd get every last drop out. When the pressure drops, I just give a quick blast from the 12 gram CO2 dispenser. That rebuilt tap is nice, but I've already got the Perlick on order. I was gone for 3 days and she was stuck a bit even though I keg-lubed all the working parts before putting it back together.

Oh, and the Bud is for boiling brats.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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Looks cool!

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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That's awsome!!!

Great job!

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #4
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That is a really great idea.

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:12 PM   #5
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Pretty Sweet. So is it Bud or Box Wine in that keg?

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:58 PM   #6
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It's my Alaskan Amber clone. Turned out pretty damn good too.

The woman likes my home brew, but sometimes she's only interested in a glass of wine. She's got her tapper, now I've got mine.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:09 AM   #7
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Yes! I was trying to figure something like this out but never came up with anything worth trying. Excellent.

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That is just pure genius. I have been racking my head trying to figure out a way to get the ol' Mr. Beer out of the fridge, full of Ed Wort's Apfelwien. Awesome idea!

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cool idea. that looks like the same frigidaire refrigerator i have for my kegerator. how are the glass shelves holding up to the weight of the keg?

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It's deflecting a little bit, about 1/4", but nothing too concerning. If I set a 12 pack of bottles next to it centered on the shelf I'd probably have to brace the underside of the shelf with some steel, which I might do in the near future.

I like the glass shelves much better than the wire ones. My last fridge had the wire and bottles would occasionally play dominoes with each other.

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