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Old 04-15-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Hi,

Here are a few pictures of my latest project.
Beer taps in the kitchen.





Three taps in the kitchen. Two for beer, and one for carbonated water. The last one increases the approval with several mWAF.





The utility room next to the kitchen, with the insulated beer lines.





The refrigerator placed below the oven.






The refrigerator with three 9L Cornelius kegs.






The cooling system, consisting of a small reservoir with pump, and a radiator with 12cm fan. The green PVC lines loop with the beerlines.






Placing a fan inside a refrigerator will confuse the thermostat, causing sub zero temperatures !


Hope you like it,
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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Love the idea of taps in the kitchen!

How does that work for you, putting the kegs on their sides? did you bend the dip tube?


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Old 04-15-2010, 12:10 PM   #3
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Side is fine.
I shortened the dip tube it a bit, and bend it to the side.
Make sure the keg is pressurized before you lay it down

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Old 04-15-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
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That's hot.
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Very nice.

What was the radiator for?
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:26 PM   #6
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There is not enough room for a big water reservoir with a pump in the fridge. So instead I use a small reservoir (if insulated it could be placed outside the fridge), and a radiator with a fan to more efficiently cool down the circulated water (now antifreeze !).

Without the radiator there was ~10 degrees Celsius diference between the fridge and the far end of the beer lines. With a radiator, the difference is only two degrees.

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Placing a fan inside a refrigerator will confuse the thermostat, causing sub zero temperatures !
I have a fan in my keezer and there is no confusion, so do a bunch of other people on here.

My buddy on the other hand, put one in and froze all of his kegs.

I wonder what the difference is?
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Three taps in the kitchen. Two for beer, and one for carbonated water. The last one increases the approval with several mWAF.
Very nice and different from the usual kegerator. Having taps coming out the kitchen wall is awesome!

mWAF? milli-Wife Approved Features?
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Super clean! Do you get much drip from those faucets?
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I think if the thermostat is close to the cooling body, and its cut off value is set at say -5 degrees. Once the refrigerator starts cooling, the cooling body will quickly reach -5 degrees and shut off again. The rest of the fridge will never reach so low a temperature. If you add a fan however, the cooling body and fridge will have the same temperature, and it can be kept close to -5 degrees,.... did that make sense outside my head ?

WAF, is short for WifeApprovalFactor, measured in milli-WAF.

A little drip does occur, and I should probably get a drip tray. However the type of tap I use, do get stuck if I do not use for a week (it does happen). So the next update will be better taps.

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