My lager fridge / kegerator has died, I was attached to this thing because it was so cheap to make, and it was my first. I made it out of a 20 year old chest freezer I got off of craigslist for $50, I got a temperature controlller off of the internet for $40, I made the draft tower out of spray painted PVC piping $13 and got two taps with shanks a regulator and a 20lb co2 tank off of the craigslist for less than $100.
All in all I spent less than $200 on a 15 cubic foot chest freezer with a tower and two taps, it was a wonderful device, but unfortunately the freezer has died, and repairs will be next to impossible. I guess my only solution is to wait for another chest freezer to become available on craigslist and rig a new one together. Unfortunately who knows when that will be, and while I wait, my lagers suffer. I have a double batch of marzen and a double batch of pilsner sitting at room temperature instead of lagering...
No matter how rich you are, you can still only drink 16 or 17 liters of beer a day.
Originally Posted by quixotic
The true definition of an addiction: not stopping even when a dog is having his way with you.:D