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Old 10-24-2010, 04:07 AM   #1
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Started building my kegerator tonight!!!

Got the holes drilled and the taps in tonight. Still need to cut the holes in the shelving on the door so that I can get it reattached, and build the platform on the floor of the fridge, but it's getting close and I had to share



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This little guy is my insurance against someone opening the freezer and pouring perfectly good beer all over the floor I would have put the taps lower, but they are already low enough, plus I have some scrap cherry and maple laying around that I plan on turning into tap handles when I got some time to turn them out, and those will be longer than the cheap plastic handles that are on there now.


 
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:20 AM   #2
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Good start. So, you're not going to be able to open your freezer while the beer is on? If I didnt go lower with the taps, I would make it where both doors opened at the same time, just to have easier access. Just a thought. - Dwain

 
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:22 AM   #3
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Thanks, no, I can open the freezer any time. That little L bracket attached to the freezer door catches on the bottom door when the freezer is opened. Which means I can open the fridge without opening the freezer. But if you open the freezer, the L bracket catches the fridge door and opens both. Which keeps the freezer door from pushing the tap handles to the open position

I had seen somewhere on this forum where someone just screwed the doors together, and I thought about that, but I didn't want my freezer open every time I was messing around with the kegs

 
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:31 AM   #4
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I just drilled my 2 of 4 taps today and made my shelves, (I'll post those pics tomorrow) I bought a side-by-side on CL for $50 in amazing condition and built my shelves to fit 5 kegs in it! I know how you feel right now! feels amazing huh?!?!? no more bottling!!!!

 
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:33 AM   #5
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Actually I don't think I'll be giving up bottling completely. I've got a belgian aging on oak chips right now and a porter aging in secondary. I think those 2 will be going into bottles as I would like to age most of those batches for a while. However my wheat and IPA that are sitting in the closet will be filling my 2 newly acquired kegs in the next couple of days

 
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:42 AM   #6
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Thanks, no, I can open the freezer any time. That little L bracket attached to the freezer door catches on the bottom door when the freezer is opened. Which means I can open the fridge without opening the freezer. But if you open the freezer, the L bracket catches the fridge door and opens both. Which keeps the freezer door from pushing the tap handles to the open position
That's a great idea. See, just when you thought you knew everything.... - Dwain

 
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:47 PM   #7
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I may be stealing that L-bracket idea.... .

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:32 AM   #8
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I may be stealing that L-bracket idea.... .
Feel free....that's why I am sharing

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:46 AM   #9
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updated pics

Drip tray on, and the hinges moved to the other side for my corner.


The kegs and CO2 tank. My platform was about 1/2" too long, so that will need to be disassmbled and cut back, but eventually the platform will be in so I can get 5 kegs plus the CO2 in there(the remaining 3 kegs and taps will be a future purchase)


And a couple of better shots of the L-bracket setup in case anyone is still wondering how that bit of genius works


 
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:03 AM   #10
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I just drilled my 2 of 4 taps today and made my shelves, (I'll post those pics tomorrow) I bought a side-by-side on CL for $50 in amazing condition and built my shelves to fit 5 kegs in it! I know how you feel right now! feels amazing huh?!?!? no more bottling!!!!
Ok, I take it back,no more bottling!!! Just kegged up 2 batches and cleaned the carboys out in about 30 minutes....I'm starting to like this.

Though it might be time for a counter pressure filler so I can tuck a few bottles away for aging.....

 
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