My Kegerator

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My Kegerator

Unread postby bierfest » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:10 am

This is my Kegerator. Room for 4 kegs. Got two beer taps and two stout taps. Feeding CO2 gas in for the beer taps and mixed gas for the stout.

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Four kegs. My tubes might be a bit long. Keep hops on shelf on top. I fed the gas pipes up through the bottom of the door in order to avoid boring the side of the fridge. Had to cut the shelving off the door in order to fit the four kegs.

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Both gas bottles and regulators kept out of sight.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby SteveOR » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:35 am

Very nice setup. 4 taps !
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:18 am

Hi Steve,
What a set up :beerbang:

At what temperature you leave the kegerator?
What is the diameter and length of your beer lines?
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby niels » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:26 pm

Very nice! You must have a lot of friends hanging out at your place ;)

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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby ibbones » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:27 pm

I like the gas tanks out of site. I just use an old fridge and keep my CO2 tank in with the kegs. Not the prettiest but it works. I have a long way to go to make mine as nice looking as yours.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby bierfest » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:14 pm

Luis Coentrao wrote:At what temperature you leave the kegerator?
What is the diameter and length of your beer lines?


Not sure of the exact temperature as I havent measured it. I must do so. However the fridge has 5 different temperature settings. I keep it on 2 which is the second lowest. It keeps the beers cool but I dont like my beers too cool as it kills all flavours. I could probably actually keep it at 1 and that would also be good for me.
The beer lines are over a metre each in length. Not sure of the diameter of the lines to the beer taps as I have forgotten (need to measure them again). The lines to the stout taps are 3/16"

I read many places about people carbonating using CO2 and then pouring with the mixed gas for stout. However I had real problems with the head on the beer doing it this way. I found the only way to get a guinness perfect head on my stouts was to carbonate and pour with mixed gas. This gives a perfect result.

@Neils I dont have enough people hanging out here unfortunately. I live in the countryside so when many people call they are driving which is not good for consuming homebrew. However we have a local homebrew group with 5 member and we get together regularly at somebodys house and sample all of our latest brews. This is a great way to help me keep a good flow on my kegs. Otherwise I am left with the problem that after doing some brewdays - who is going to drink all of the beer :-) The only bad thing about kegging is that when going to a beer night at some of the others places its much harder to bring beer. I guess I will have to get myself a beer gun.

@ibbones actually it wasnt that hard. Blackboard paint is magical stuff.. It really helped to improve the look of what was a standard old fridge. It is a pity I didnt take pictures before the conversion and after. Blackboard paint goes on easily and you dont need to worry about lines left in the paint etc.. it just seems to work. I have touched it up several times. The only thing that needs to be planned from day 1 is the number of taps you intend to have as this will influence where you bore on the door. The press for the gas is a simple cheap flatpacked shoe storage cupboard and I picked up 2 of them in the Argos store. Originally i didnt have them and I found that the regulators for the gas were getting damaged etc due to not being mounted on something.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby dinnerstick » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:00 pm

great setup. wow 2 nitro gas taps! jealous. and i love the 5kg tanks stashed out of the way. i only have 2 regular taps on a mini fridge, with a 2kg tank stuffed inside as well. four taps would be about perfect i reckon.
i run my fridge on a stc-1000 controller, as i want to know the (somewhat) precise temp for carbonating, bottling from the keg and lagering, and raise it up a bit for normal serving depending on the beer. cheap and easy solution rather than the totally imprecise controls on fridges. also i sometimes ferment in the kegerator, a bit of a shame but it's useful at times, and the stc is great for that.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby Thebiglebrewski » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:25 am

Nice job, looks great, I am bound with three right now. Just upgraded one to a perlick stainless steel tap.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby bierfest » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:02 pm

What type of taps are the other two?
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby Thebiglebrewski » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:24 pm

bierfest wrote:What type of taps are the other two?


I think they are chrome.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby OldScotchAle » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:43 pm

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Very nice setup.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby Tipsy » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:21 am

Thebiglebrewski wrote: Just upgraded one to a perlick stainless steel tap.


Bet you love the perlick! So much better than micro matics as far as cleaning/gunk build up.
Awesome handles :cheers:
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby Thebiglebrewski » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:48 am

I do, I plan to convert the others in time, they look cheap compared to the perlick.
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby Erick » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:26 am

Time to show off my Kegerator!
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Re: My Kegerator

Unread postby bierfest » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:32 am

Nice job
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