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Old 02-19-2012, 03:44 AM   #1
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First off, yes, I saw the sticky titled "Show us your Kegerator" and I'm probably breaking some rules by putting this in its own thread but I'm way to proud of my accomplishment to have it lost in the bottom of a 5 year old thread. Second, this post is more of a thank you to everyone in this forum for guiding me to complete this project. Most people I ran this idea past told me I wouldn't finish. But with this community at my fingertips and sometimes searching through pages and pages of information, I was able to pull it off. SO THANK YOU ALL!!!

The idea for this keezer build came to me while I was trying to fall asleep one night last Fall. I had an old, out of tune piano taking up space in my house and I had the idea to use it for my recently acquired hobby of homebrewing. I did some googling and searching through this forum and couldn't find anyone that had done what I was about to do. While true that the final product is not exactly what I had in mind to begin with, it's pretty damn close.

So without further ado, I present, The Piano Bar:



I was pretty bad about taking progress pictures but here are a few more to show the ins and outs of the project:

















All-in-all, i worked on the project for about 4 months on and off. The most difficult part was removing the guts of the piano and building the cold box (so much calculations!). The mini fridge used is the third I went through. The first I busted the freon line. The second didn't work when i finally got it disassembled. The third was the most complicated to disassemble but ultimately worked.

I'm happy to answer any questions related to this build. I'm even more happy to receive suggestions for improvements from all of you smart people.

Once again, THANK YOU HOMEBREWTALK.COM MEMBERS!!!

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Old 02-19-2012, 03:48 AM   #2
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Now that is COOL nothing but cool
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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That is the most badass "kegerator" ever only sugestion u should get a keyboard and make the piano work

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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That is the most badass "kegerator" ever only sugestion u should get a keyboard and make the piano work
LOL! I thought about that. I could possibly disassemble an electronic keyboard and hook it up to work. THEN, force a tune to be played to unlock the taps like when Willy Wonka enters the chocolate room. :-) Phase 2!

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Old 02-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #5
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Wow. Just wow. That is badass! So many people have crazy ideas like this but never follow through so kudos to going through with it. I like how it has that beat up bar "piani" look to it, it fits well with the skulls.

If anybody else wants to do something like this they could probably get a piano like this for free. There are so many motivated sellers or donators on craigslist looking to give away a piano like this because they don't wanna deal with moving it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:40 AM   #6
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LOL! I thought about that. I could possibly disassemble an electronic keyboard and hook it up to work. THEN, force a tune to be played to unlock the taps like when Willy Wonka enters the chocolate room. :-) Phase 2!
The wonka idea is epic but even if it doesn't do that imagine the awesome time of having someone play piano while pulling a pint its the **** dreams are made of

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:51 AM   #7
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Awesome! Especially because if you didn't know it was there you might just see a piano!
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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That's awesome. Probably the most unique kegerator I have seen.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #9
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The coolest kegerator I have seen, Bar None!! Great job.

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #10
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Well done, sir. Well done.
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