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Old 07-17-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Collar on a mini-fridge - it can be done!

So I was naturally not satisfied with just one tap on my kegerator, but there wasn't enough room for a second keg.


So I built a collar using 4 1x6's (2 19 inch cuts and 2 32 inch cuts) and connected them with brackets:


Then I attched the collar to the door of the fridge, added 1/2" siding insulation, and sealed it with waterproof caulking:


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After putting the weatherstripping on the collar, I attached the collar to the kegerator body:


After adding a latch to keep the door closed and the first coat of stain:


And with the tap and drip tray back on:


Put the second keg in last night, hoping to get the new shank and faucet by this weekend, I can't wait


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Functionally...

Aesthetically...
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That's about as ugly as something I would build (see my gallery, if you don't believe me). But, everything works, and sometimes that is all that matters.
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Props for thinking outside of the box!!!
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As a graduate student function>aesthetic
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aesthetics of 2 taps >> aesthetics of 1 tap

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This is pretty awesome.

I am considering doing this and I am not sure why I hadn't thought of it myself. I have a fridge that has tht freezer thing so it isn't tall enough for kegs, but if I made a collar it could as high as the fridge but without the freezer part they would fit.

But, I would loose my fermentation fridge. Hmm...How cold can those fridges get? Now you got me thinking...
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very nice indeed!
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I've done a very similar rework on a mini fridge to make it into a fermenter. It isn't perfect (or aesthetic) by any means, but I can ferment lagers now (albeit one batch at a time).


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