kinda like the death star... not finished construction but operational?Well, it still needs plumbing (only one tap is hooked up), some electrical, and of course the bottom cabinet still needs to be done, but for the short term, it's operational!!
Damn! Wish I'd thought of that! Maybe Keezer 2.0If I didn't know better I'd say you were building an air-hockey table that serves beer.
Seriously though, great stuff. Shall I assume that only three sides are being ventilated because the back side is not getting paneled?
The top is indeed attached to the lid, and it's pretty damn heavy, but the hinges don't seem to have a problem with the extra load. Of course, the springs are no where near strong enough to hold it open, so I have a prop I put in when moving kegs around.Getting started on my own kegerator. My real work is suffering because of all the ideas I'm finding on the internet. I would say this is one of the coolest designs I've seen and would like to emulate it a little. But I have one question. How difficult is it to get the top on and off to get kegs exchanged? Or is it attached to the lid, and if so, did you have to get bigger hinges? That stone can't be light?
Thanks, I did see a picture of it propped open in another thread (after I posted the question). Here is my plan (only in my head at this point). I only have a 5 cu.ft. freezer. I'm going to put it on casters so I can move it. What I think will be unconventional on mine is to put the faucets on the back of the freezer (through the collar). I'm also thinking about adding cabinets on either side that will be open from the back (to store CO2 tank, etc). Hopefully this will also help to alleviate the problem of heat build up. My hopes with this design are that I will have a nice looking "island" bar that people can sit around the front and sides, while I can serve beer from the back. When people aren't over I can move it back against a wall with just enough space to get at the taps for a beer after work. In most designs I've seen with the taps on the collar, they are in front which doesn't really allow for people to sit around and play cards or whatever. I think for the top I'll make something that is not permanently affixed to the lid, but can be lifted off. My only concern about the functionality of this design is wether the tap handles will be in the way when opening the freezer lid. I've also thought about putting a tower above one of the cabinets to solve the problem of the lid/tap, but I just don't feel like dealing with a tower right now. Guess I should start taking pictures of the project!The top is indeed attached to the lid, and it's pretty damn heavy, but the hinges don't seem to have a problem with the extra load. Of course, the springs are no where near strong enough to hold it open, so I have a prop I put in when moving kegs around.
Let me know if you have any other questions, or if you need photos of specific details.
And welcome to HBT!!
so apparently that BJ you gave god is working out huh? jk lolz. you are one lucky son of a bee sting.... keezer is lookin so good!So a small update. I added the internal ducting to control the distribution of air capacity, and in a wonderfully unplanned occurrence they ended up perfectly lined up to the side vent walls.
Hey, welcome to HBT! (officially, now that you have posted and all )Hey everybody! I'm a long time reader, first time poster.
Everything looks fantastic, Jester! My question for you, though, is how are you running your lines from the kegs to the taps? Did you drill a hole through the lid of the freezer? I've read over this thread a few times now and that's the last thing that I just can't seem to wrap my head around.