Well I finally finished my Keezer
and it was quite the fun project. In my mind this was a prototyping R&D endeavor. Everything I used was as bare bones and as dirt cheap as I could find, I even built and stained my own tap handles to match it. I spent well over a month gathering the parts. I am a very patient person.
It holds 3 corneys, a 10lb CO2 bottle and a 20CF Nitrogen Bottle. I'm pretty sure I could get 2 cornys, the CO2 bottle and a 1/4 slim barrel if I wanted to (Wife likes Mich Golden Light). Eventually I will step up into the big leagues and get something larger that can hold more.
Here is my parts list with prices
-Haier 5.0cf Chest Freezer - $30 Craigslist
-10lb CO2 bottle - $20 FULL Craigslist
-CO2 Regulator - $25 Ebay
-20CF Nitrogen Bottle w/ regulator - $50 Craigslist
-Perlick SS Faucet - $30 Ebay
-Micromatic SS Faucet - ?? Had it for a while, lets say $30
-Stout Faucet - $45 Ebay
-Towel Bar - $8 Menards (I think it is technically a cabinet handle)
-Towel - $3 Target
-Liquid Side x3...SS Shanks/washers/tailpieces/wingnuts/Bevseal Hose/barbed swivel nuts/disconnects - $120 Farmhouse Brew Supply
-Gas Side x3...Disconnects/Barbs/Fittings - $30 Farmhouse/Ace Hardware
-Temp Controller $20 Ebay
-Misc Pine lumber, 1/2"Foamboard, WeatherSeal Foam, 5"x5" Brackets, Velcro - $35 Menards
-Prestain, Stain, Lacquer, Rustoleum Black Hammered Spraypaint - $30 Menards
-5"x12"x0.75" SS Drip Tray - $20 Ebay
-Computer Fan+Cell phone charger - ?? Had them sitting around
Total cost ~ $500
Most of the expensive stuff will transfer over to the next one I build.
On tap at the moment is Guinness of course (clone) and an Oatmeal Stout. I need to get my hands on a few more corny kegs so I can get a rolling lineup going.