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Old 07-25-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Have the kegs, and Freezer I was wondering how much a 7 foot keezer build will likely be with the other items needed ( ball park)

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:09 AM   #2
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A lot depends on what you're planning on doing. Collar/coffin/tower? Perlick or regular faucets? Stainless or chrome plated brass? How many beers on tap? I think I spent about $70 for each tap setup, not including the keg. This was for SS Perlicks, SS shanks, gas and beer disconnects, tubing, and all the fittings. I have 5 beers on tap, so this really added up. This was also when Perlicks were ~$25.

Other costs were $20 for a drip tray plus maybe $10 for the magnets and angle brackets to hold it on. Wood for the collar (I think I used a few pieces of 1x6) and stuff to hold it together. I used small angle brackets and liquid nails. Hinges for the lid (I went with dual-hinged). Foamboard insulation. Temperature controller (I went with the single stage Ranco for $55) and extension cord.

So my keezer probably ran close to $500, not counting the kegs, freezer, CO2 tank, and regulator. You can definitely spend a lot more or less...

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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I recently built my kegerator, so far the costs haven't been (in my opinion, to outrageous). I think a big factor is how much you spend on the freezer, i got a small one off of craigslist for 35 bucks, so that offsets later costs. I've probably spent i the 300 dollar range on mine

I spent about 70 on a digital johnson temp controller but i've seen cheaper ones in the 40-50 dollar range floating around on ebay and i've seen people build one before. There is this article from hackaday that has a link for building one, they show the schematics and code for it so you don't have to buy it, i have not done this so i don't know how well it works etc.

Faucet/shank can go from 30-60 dollars (or more), then theres a primary regulator. I got a 2 product refurbished(ie really cheap) on from bevfactory, and i'll just use it as a primary and cut the second line off to run it to my secondary reg which was around 120 for a 3 line.....the costs can add up quick, it just depends on what your going for?

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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I spent about $1k, which included an 8.8 cu ft Fridgidiere unit, 4 Perlick Taps, 6 new ball lock kegs, 6 secondary regulators, 1 primary regulator, 2 fans, 1 Love Controller, insulation and all the wiring, tubing, etc. to hook it up. The collar was 'free' since I used shorts from my honduran mahogany scrap pile.




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Old 07-25-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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I spent slightly over $1000, but the sky is the limit. Just like everyone else stated, there are a million variable that can affect price. I think that if you went with a simple collar keezer and a 4 tap system, equipped with the temp. controller you could do it for $500. It all depends how fancy you want to get. When you starte getting into coffin keezers with cabinet builds, coffin cooling systems, perlick faucets, etc.....you can easily double the price. Let us know what you have in mind and start a thread to chronicle your build!

 
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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Getting ready to build mine soon. 220 for the 7CU freezer; 645 for three kegs, three perlick chrome faucets, 5# tank, dual body regulator w/ dual pressure guage, thee ball lock hookups (one sankey adapter), temporary beer tap on one line, one three-way manifold for serving, one two-way manifold for carbing, and all the other gizmos, gew-gaws, and gadgets to make beer go in and come out; 28ish for the external temp controller, and I still have to buy the wood, insulation, paint, etc to make it presentable. So what close to a grand /sigh.

 
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #7
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I was close to HOPPO's, this is completely dependent upon what you actually want to do. See post #2. I got the best Perlicks, some rather pricey tile, and went with the best pine wood available. I saved money however by purchasing the freezer off craigslist
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:21 AM   #8
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I spent about $700 on mine including 2 kegs, all taps, hoses fittings, 3 regulators and the disguise.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:42 AM   #9
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I spent about $700 on mine including 2 kegs, all taps, hoses fittings, 3 regulators and the disguise.

Please tell me you have plans for that!!!??? My wife would let me get away with doing that tomorrow. Looks amazing man.

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:09 AM   #10
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Sorry, the plans are all in my head...
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