Hello fellow homebrewers,
After paying my due from 3 years of bottling, I am finally ready to step into kegging. I saw Jeebas' thread with all of those awesome keezer builds and I couldn't resist! I had to build my own. I have close to no woodworking experience, so feel free to comment on my build.
First, here is my current "storage" solution :
Those are crates I built with my dad using some scrap wood from his new house. I really like them. They old 12x500ml or 9x1L EZCaps. I like that they can stack without putting pressure on the caps
But that doesn't offset that I hate bottling.
Now with the keezer build. I have already started the project two weeks ago so this thread will contain a lot of pics. However my free time is limited to work on this project so expect slow progress.
Keezer base built with 2x4s and 3" wheels :
Notice that I had to double the front 2x4 to allow the wheels enough free space to pivot without hitting the front panel :
I recently received all my equipment through ontariobeerkegs (good service!) :
The planned setup is to have 5 perlicks (1 creamer, 4 regulars) with 4 gas lines:
I am starting with 2 kegs to keep the costs down a bit. Total cost for the kegging equipment was 750$ shipped. The keezer will hold 3 5 gal cornies and one 3 gal with a collar.
For ventillation I found a red oak floor register at HD :
All the wood will be red oak as you can see on the base pannels that I have completed so far :
Next I need to finish one more side panel and install the floor register on it. However I have no idea how to cut a rectangle into my 1/4" ply without a router or a jigsaw... Do you guys have any suggestions?