Originally Posted by BadNewsBrewery
You could get an electric linear actuator to not only open, but hold open... would be pretty slick to flip a switch and have your keezer open. You would then have to add the space-door sound effect and a jet of steam or dry ice to complete the effect.
LOL that is one hell of an idea... but I'll probably just keep it simple with the shocks. They will be to just as extra support with the hinges to hold it open, not to actually open it.
I just thought about a problem last night though... With the barrel on it's stand (I'm looking at www.oakbarrelsltd.com
) I don't think I will be able to fit a pint glass, or a 24oz glass for that matter, under the tap! What to do??
I thought about putting the tap at the top of the barrel instead of the bottom, but that may look goofy with a 12" tap handle sticking up past the barrel... Also thought about having the barrels at the edge of the "counter top" and build a small shelf with a drip tray below it, but I don't know if I like the idea of a drip tray sticking out from the edge