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.