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A work in progress slowed to a crawl by shelter in place orders. I got it rigged up to serve beer right before the gov shut down everything, but I still need to get the permanent gas lines ran, tap handles picked out, and wood stained.

The light changes color by voice control with Google/Alexa and Hue. "Hey Google, make the beer green!"

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A work in progress slowed to a crawl by shelter in place orders. I got it rigged up to serve beer right before the gov shut down everything, but I still need to get the permanent gas lines ran, tap handles picked out, and wood stained.

The light changes color by voice control with Google/Alexa and Hue. "Hey Google, make the beer green!"

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Are the bottle caps epoxied in, or is that grout? Hard to tell from photo.
 

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Good gawd! That is some serious selection. Very impressive.
Glad to see you chained your CO2, but a 5 pounder? How often do you need to replace? Ever consider a 20?
Wow! Get a license and start charging!!
 

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Looks good man, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. But the poster next to it caught my eye and I think I live that. I’d love to see the rest of it, the one side is cut off just a bit.
 

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@Ragewood I like how you integrated the Angram beer pump. Any pics of the inside of how you are serving your "cask" alongside your kegs?
I don't have all the parts together yet so no pictures sorry. I will be running a LPG BBQ regulator on my CO2 line and a check valve on the output of the corny keg when it arrives. I have read on here that it should work, if doesn't it's back to the drawing board.
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I'm not one to do things by Halves.
Really enjoyed building this one.

custom made drip tray from a local metal company, vinyl decals for the wording and 8 layers of supergloss varnish (much to my wifes disgust), overlaid on the top.
total of 6 taps, still needs tap the 3D printed tap handles, but I can get them right now - all colour coded (red, blue black, green, purple and grey).

Project #2 is completing the brewery.
Project #3 is building a timber shelf, including hanging glassware, more pop culture references and a digital taplist.

I also have a friend at university, who has been mucking round with big wooden bits of wood and cutting in/ burning in brewery names etc.

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Good gawd! That is some serious selection. Very impressive.
Glad to see you chained your CO2, but a 5 pounder? How often do you need to replace? Ever consider a 20?
I could be wrong, but that looks like a 20 pounder to me. I had a steel 20 lb CO2 tank for some planted aquariums for a few years and that appears to be the same size.
Yup, that is a 20# tank. I used to keep my 50# tank on it, but it lasted about 9 years when on serving-only duties, so now I keep the 20# there for serving duties, and use the 50# for carbing. I have two 50# tanks and five 20# tanks. I used to have a whole range of sizes all the way down to 2.5#, but a while ago I decided to standardize to just the 20's and 50's.
Let's see the other side of the wall. The beauty is in the plumbing. ;)
Here is a wide angle shot of the cold side of the walk-in:


Here is a picture of the warm side of the walk-in:

The warm side is where I do my ale fermentations as well as do my air curing for my charcuterie and also store my sanke kegs for my multi-vessel barleywine solera - I've done two vessels so far, and will be adding a third next year.
 

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There are some beautiful kegerator builds on this thread. Mine is not hand built, but it has come a long way from last year when I bought it from Best Buy.

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I had originally bought the phase-change model with the two taps (I'm not a big fan of the wine cooler peltier style), but I bought a big manifold with three regulators so I could have three different kegs on at specific pressures. However the manifold was hung on the left wall inside the kegerator because I couldn't get the houses through the 5/8in bung on the back. This limited me to two kegs. I was toying with the idea to make my own manifold out of copper tubes, and with the purchase of the three faucet draft tower, yesterday was the day.

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It may be ugly, but it's mine. Works well too. The tough part was getting the 1/4 in vinyl hose on the regulators.
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Just got my first kegerator up an running before college :) Struggled a bit with flow meters, but got that sorted out yesterday :) Driptray also has a glass cleaner/flusher mounted connected to a gallon of water inside the fridge, so that the glasses are chilled down and rinsed of soap residue.
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Mostly finished with this. Waiting on a new tap handle. Still need to drop the drip tray so it is flush with the bar top and get my neon in place.
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That is AWSOME ! I love tap handles can’t wait to see what you put on there. That is a fantastic job I would never leave that area if you’re retired good. If you’re not retired you should retire and just sit there and drink beer for the rest of your life.
 

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