First off I am new around here. I found this forum while doing some research to build a new kegerator.
I had a fridge kegerator about 9 years ago, then i got a serious girlfirend, separated ways with my room mate nad boxed up my kegerator parts.
Recently I was trying to clear out some of the clutter in my garage/house and came across the parts from my old kegerator. I was doing some research to find the value of the parts, and tossed around the idea of revitalizing the kit.
I was concerned about not consuming the beer I put in my kegerator fast enough, so I researched and foudn that a keg on co2 would last about 6 months.
I consume at least 30 gallons of beer per year so this project was born.
I then found HBT via another kegerator equipment forum. I have a friend who home brews and I love to cook, so I thought what the hell I am going to brew my own. I havent actually started brewing yet, but have been researching the process extensively and it is in my near future.
In the mean time I need a keezer that I can use to tap my home brew, because I am a realist, and will not bottle beer ever because I am just too lazy to clean and cap all of those bottles.
I explored the possibilities of another refrigerator, but in the end I wanted something that was semi-portable, and presentable.
I decided on a keezer, and one small enough to move. I currently have an unused chest freezer but it is 20+ cu. ft., (I decided to convert this to a fermentation chamber). this freezer just wouldnt work.
After a couple of misses I scored a 7.0 cu ft whirlpool chest freezer on craigslist. The description stated not pretty but works. I paid $30 for the freezer after tessting its ability to cool.
Here is the gem I found
So the first thing I did was scrub the freezer down with 409, the freezer hadnt been in used in some time and was pretty dirty.
After this I disassemble the freezer by removing the lid, and began prepping for paint.
at this point I sanded down the whole body with 80 grit paper, and primed it.
..... since I am limited to 4 photos, and it is late I will continue this post tommorrow....