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Old 04-19-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
Jun 2007
Columbus, Georgia
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SWMBO has ok'd funds for a kegerator. Any opinions on this one from kegconnection?

If not, where else might I look?
Primary- Pale Ale
Conditioning- Belgian Strong Ale
On Deck- more Belgian stuff, Cru
Drinking- Weizen, Wit, IPA, Tripel

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Old 04-19-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
Feb 2008
Frederick, MD
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For about $200 less (probably even cheaper than that) you could make your own and it would look just as good. I'm not handy and didn't think i could do it but it only took me about 1-2 hours and mine looks like it was built by a professional. Really easy and cheap to build your own.

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Old 04-19-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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+1 on building your own for quite a bit cheaper.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:40 AM   #4
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yes, build your own!
I got a medium sized chest freezer and mounted a triple tower of perlicks on top for less than that!

I think mine will fit four cornies on the floor (I have 3 in it now) and I have a 10# CO2 with regulator on the hump inside.

I painted it racecar red and clearcoated it a ton. Then I learned you need special paint for appliances so it's all chipped up, but it WAS shiney!

freezer was $168 at lowes (go on craigs list and they are $50), tower and parts was about $300 to get perlicks and a tank and such. You might be able to ebay that cheaper.

With chest freezers, you can drill through the lid just fine. I bolted mine on by then drilling holes for mounting screws and replacing them with long thin bolds from lowes with very wide washers inside holding them in. It's awkward to pull out hte freezer far into the room and open the lid, but it works.

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Old 04-22-2008, 01:45 AM   #5
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It depends on how much your time is worth along with your skill set. Nothing wrong with buying what you want and getting it right the first time.

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