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Old 10-31-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Problem: I've been kegging for a few months now, and I'm done doing ice baths whenever we have a get-together at my place. I need to build a keezer (space for 4 minimum, 6 preferred) but it needs to look nice because SWMBO isn't a fan of most of the keezers. She said if I can "hide" it or make it blend in with the rest of the room, we can do it.

I know there are others on here that have gone through this similar problem.

We are looking to build a "bar area" in the room.



The bar is going to go behind this white/teal chair (and the chair is moving closer to the fireplace).



Anyone have any ideas? I know there MUST be some other people on here that had to go through the same thing!

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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This likely doesnt apply based on your post but you never know. My wife mandated that my keezer not be visible in my living room. I took off the old closet doors and built a bookcase door. I made a hollow back and 2 doors that open to expose the taps. I put the whole bookcase on wide swing hinges so i can easilly get the keezer in and out. I recently trimmed out the sides with quarter round and im going to paint the whole thing white in the near future so it looks like a built in.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/beer...okcase-340351/

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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I built two generations of a standalone keezer (tiki theme) but ultimately decided the "frat house" days are behind me. I built a small keezer-2 kegs-into my wet bar. Link in signature. There is also a video at the end, which demonstrates how I change the kegs.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:42 AM   #4
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I had the same problem, so I converted the old entertainment center that held our old 32 inch tv to my Keezer. It only holds 3 kegs due to the size freezer that would fit in the modified entertainment center.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:35 AM   #5
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based on the espresso-colored furniture you have, you can maybe do something like mine.




link for the full build can be found in my sig.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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A4J,

Wish I had seen your design when I did mine. Love the "front-loader" concept. Im assuming you added rubber seals around the back-side edge of the light colored wood, so even the space around the freezer is cooled? Does it lock or latch into position?
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Great hidden concept. How did you light it? Auto when the doors open? Switch? Always on? What is your method/access for swapping kegs? Love it
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:25 PM   #7
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From what I can see your best bet would be your entertainment stand A4J's taps on the top wouldn't work for you however you could have them coming out the side of the entertainment stand?

You guys remind me everyday to do everything I want with homebrewing BEFORE i get married

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:49 PM   #8
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you could always hide it at my place.
she'll never know.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:59 PM   #10
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Put it next to the dishwasher.

She'll never see it.

 
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