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Old 11-05-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Trash Can Kegerator for Wedding

I will be serving homebrew at a friend's wedding on Saturday.
The pictures below are what I have so far but apparently it's too trashy (no pun intended) for the wedding venue.

Soliciting last minute ideas to hide the fact that it is a trash can.
I suppose I could slap plywood on the front, sides and top (I want to leave the back exposed) but the challenge there is the curvature of the sides.

Does anyone have a link to a project someone has previously done to conceal their trashcan kegerators?

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Old 11-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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somewhere I saw one where they used like a sheet or table cloth to kinda cover it. Super easy way to class it up a bit.

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You can try a draft board erected in front of the trash can so that the bride and guests do not see a trash can.

Something like this, but bigger, and more wedding appropriate.

Also, there's one on episode 72 of Brewing TV: http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewingtv/

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A simple frame attached to the lid, large white cloth draped over the whole thing, maybe velcro.

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How about just drapping it in several pieces of fabric based on the wedding colorscheme? Maybe some themed stuff on top?

Good luck serving your beer. I made a thread on serving beer at my wedding if your interested http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/wedding-brew-427239/ . I did end up building a box to serve from just to dress things up a bit. It looks like it would be pretty easy for you to remove the tap pannel from the trashcan and mount it on something else, but it might be more work than you have time for by Saturday.

Cheers. I hope it goes over well for you.

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I served my beer at my wedding, but lucked out because they had a glass door fridge by the bar to use.

I like the cloth over the top or curtain idea. seems the simplest / most effective solution in the timespan

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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How about just drapping it in several pieces of fabric based on the wedding colorscheme? Maybe some themed stuff on top?
+1 on the fabric drapes. You made a trashcan kegerator... which is awesome... but, at the end of the day, it is, in fact, a trashcan. Don't permanently hide her identity, she'll never forgive you...
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I ended up deciding to cover 3 sides with plywood and the back with a white table cloth. Got the box built 2 days before the wedding, drove it up to Dallas for the wedding the next day. It performed like a champ and everyone loved the beer. Mission accomplished B-)

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Packing up the morning after the wedding:

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nicely done

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