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Old 01-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Thanks to all of the inspiration from this forum, I have yet again spent too much money on this "hobby"! However, it is worth every penny! I love all of the DIY things you all have put out there for us to use as inspiration. From this site, I have been inspired to build a stir plate, temp controller, 1 kegerator, 1 keezer, immersion chiller, our 15 gallon plastic conical chilling system, and our all grain system.

I currently have a small dorm fridge converted to a 2 faucet draft tower setup, however, I have more beer to keg and no where to dispense it, so I needed to grow my dispensing abilities. So I've now moved on to a 5 keg system.

Image of my current 2 tap kegerator. My brother is buying this from me, so I'll soon be able to fund a dual pressure regulator for my 5 keg system.


With that said I leave you guys with some images of my own from my recent projects.

First, the controller build. Here I'm taping up the outside of the box before marking and cutting a spot for the "Ebay Temp Controller".


Here is the Controller installed.


Here I'm test fitting the outlet in the hole I made for it in the side of the project box.


Here is the outlet in place.


The controller being tested.


I wired the controller so that the top outlet is always powered on. This way I have an outlet to plug other things into, for instance, my stir plate.


And finally a picture of the back of the controller. This is how I decided to mount my controller to the keezer. I glued rare earth magnets to the back, and then put adhesive non-skid pads to keep it from sliding down the keezer.


And now onto the Beer Dispensing Machine! I bought a new Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. Upright Freezer to convert. I went this route, due to the ease of getting the kegs in and out easily, plus I have no wood working tools at the moment that would allow me to make a collar for a chest style. I'm very pleased with my decision.

Here's a pic of the bling pr0n, 4 Perlick 525SS Faucets.


A shot of the freezer with 2 faucets installed.


A shot with 4 installed. I have a spot for a 5th faucet marked, but not sure what faucet I want to use there.


The shanks and beer lines on the inside of the door.


2 kegs and a CO2 tank inside.


The controller mounted to the side of the fridge with C to F conversion chart.


And finally a shot of my Man Cave. It's still in the works, but is coming along quite well.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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looking good

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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Where did you get the one different tap handle- looks cool.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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The tap handle is actually a shifter knob from my old car. I think I have a pic of it in my gallery. Funny thing was, it was sitting on cabinet next to my two tap kegerator one evening. I looked over at it and thought, hey that'd be a cool tap handle. I picked it up, looked at the threads, took a tap handle off, and looked at those threads, and as luck would have it, they matched. The rest is history.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:13 PM   #5
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I thought that looked like a shift knob.

S2000?

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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Actually I think it was from a RSX Type S. I had it on my Prelude at the time.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:31 AM   #7
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Lookin' good!!!

I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go search for my old shift knob from the 240sx now.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:34 AM   #8
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Thanks guys, I'm very pleased. This site is amazing.
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