Homebrew Kegerator V2

  • My first kegerator. Bout to be retired
  • First kegerator stickers
  • Kegerator v1
  • New fridge gettin delivered
  • Crappy sketch of my plan
  • Removed the bottom drawers to test fit some kegs. The width was perfect for a couple kegs of home...
  • Wide enough for a full size keg as well
  • The part where the compressor sits didn't allow the kegs to sit deep enough for the door to close...
  • Borrowed a buddy's IR camera to try to locate coolant lines. My model seems to have most of the i...
  • Cool air blowing from the freezer to the fridge
  • Just piercing the skin before boring all the way through.
  • Decided to move the hole after feeling around through the pilot hole.
  • First hole in
  • This is not sketchy at all
  • Hole #2
  • Holes bored.
  • Holes drilled
  • IR photo of the cool air blowin across the holes from the top
  • IR photo of the cool air blowin across the new holes from inside the unit
  • Cuttin into the wall for the taps
  • Test fittin the keg platform/shelf
  • Insulated tap box
  • Paintin up the shelves and tap box door
  • Temp support for the air ducts
  • Parts all painted up
  • Tap box sealed up and plumbed into the wall
  • Sealed up the ports on the top of the fridge
  • Tap-box mounted and plumbed intot he wall
  • Plumbing cleaned up and test fit
  • Ports in
  • Mountin the taps
  • Routing cool air from the freezer to the tap box
  • TapsL mounted
  • Pipes insulated and lines ran
  • Wall patched up and tap box door installed
  • Insulated tap box
  • Gas and Beer lines ran
  • Manifold in... but not yet mounted.
  • Keg shelf and beer lines
  • CO2 tank mounted, fridge in place

14 years ago, I built a small keezer to keep homebrew on tap in our house. It served us well and helped throw a few great parties, but we outgrew it and decided that we wanted a little more fridge/freezer space for things OTHER than beer. So, we picked up a new, fairly bare-bones Maytag side-by-side fridge to throw into our storage room, which sits conveniently just behind our rec room. Our plan was to use the lower part of the fridge to store kegs, and the upper part for cans of soda, beer, extra food during the holidays, whatever. From there, I wanted to plumb 2 air-cooled ducts from the fridge and into the wall behind our rec room so that I could have taps above the bar.

Photos taken in July, 2020 in Bloomfield Township and Des Moines, Iowa

Album added 5 months ago (Jul 27, 2020).