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Old 01-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #3271
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Here is mine, about as small as you can get with 4 kegs. The freezer is 27.25" wide and 22.5" deep.


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Old 01-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #3272
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That is great use of a small freezer. I have one like that I use to lager in. I may take that design and add some kegs to it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:53 PM   #3273
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I'm brand new to brewing (3 - 5 gallon batches), but already hooked. An amazing craigslist find on the wine cooler was the starting point of my kegerator. I'm now just waiting on my love controller to get here, as well as my tap handles to be powder coated and it'll be finished...for now.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #3274
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I'm brand new to brewing (3 - 5 gallon batches), but already hooked. An amazing craigslist find on the wine cooler was the starting point of my kegerator. I'm now just waiting on my love controller to get here, as well as my tap handles to be powder coated and it'll be finished...for now.
Nice.

I got to know - what are the tap handles going to be?

BTW you will like like the love controller
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #3275
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Nice.

I got to know - what are the tap handles going to be?

BTW you will like like the love controller
The tap handles kind of look like brass knuckles but bigger. We'll see how they work.

I've read good things about love controllers, so we'll see how it goes.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #3276
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Here is mine. It is junk in comparison to many I have seen on here. Still has a few aesthetic modifications to be completed, but it works.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #3277
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That is great use of a small freezer. I have one like that I use to lager in. I may take that design and add some kegs to it.
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Depending on what your tolerance is for the collar, you might want to build a bigger one. As you can see, I had to cut out the top of the lid to fit everything in, I really didn't want the collar any taller than a 1x6

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #3278
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Here is mine. It is junk in comparison to many I have seen on here. Still has a few aesthetic modifications to be completed, but it works.

I think you're the first guy I've seen that has used a collar sideways. Strong work

After two years of using mine and splashing a lot of beer around I would relocate your temp controller if possible.

Horror story: We had a big party at the house. All ages of people ranging from 21 to 50. A rather blonde blonde walked up to the keggerator grabbed a tap handle and pulled it exclaiming "Is this real?" Beer shot all over the floor for a good 5 seconds before I could push her out of the way to shut it. She just stood there amazed that beer actually flows out of a tap. You know the ins and outs of your system but never underestimate the stupidity of the drunk.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #3279
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I think you're the first guy I've seen that has used a collar sideways. Strong work

After two years of using mine and splashing a lot of beer around I would relocate your temp controller if possible.

Horror story: We had a big party at the house. All ages of people ranging from 21 to 50. A rather blonde blonde walked up to the keggerator grabbed a tap handle and pulled it exclaiming "Is this real?" Beer shot all over the floor for a good 5 seconds before I could push her out of the way to shut it. She just stood there amazed that beer actually flows out of a tap. You know the ins and outs of your system but never underestimate the stupidity of the drunk.

With the collar I figured guys had done it with chest freezers so why not try it on the front of my old college dorm mini fridge. I also stained the pine that I used on the collar green with rit dye... hadn't seen this one on here before. Finished the wood off with a combination of armor-all and tongue oil which causes a chemical reaction making a very hard quick drying finish.

After hearing your story I will most likely re-locate the temperature control to an area not directly under the tap. Thanks for the advice

 
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:47 AM   #3280
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329 pages later, I have a lot to think about.

Free fridge gets here next week,can't wait




 
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