While browsing through best buy, SWMBO asked if a certain mini fridge would work for a kegerator. She happened to be pointing to a Sanyo 4912 and I told her that is would be a perfect kegerator and it was an open box for $129.99. I also had a $5 reward zone certificate, so after a little debating, we walked out the door with a new fridge. I'll be using my old kegerator to ferment lagers (I thought I'd have to wait until Jan/Feb when the temp dropped, but now I can start right away). But I've been looking for the cheapest way to convert this to a kegerator. I'm debating between these two towers. They're about the same price, I think the only difference is that one has a stainless steel tower and the other is polished chrome. Which is better or is it just personal preference?
I'd also like to add a recessed drip tray, but those don't look to be cheap at all. Anyone have any suggestions on a cheap DIY drip tray? I'd searched the boards and only found "the fellas" and "the chief" which I don't think would please the wife too much.