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Kegerator

When I remodeled my kitchen a few years ago I really wanted to find a way to incorporate a kegerator without having it stand out too much. I ended up using a chest freezer. I glued some veneer paneling to the sides to match the cabinets. I also finished the top of the freezer to match the countertops in my kitchen. The freezer holds and serves 6 kegs of beer. There is a 5# co2 tank in the cabinet next to the freezer along with a beer gas bottle for nitro serving. The freezer is controlled by an analog temperature controller. I build a collar using vinyl trim boards to allow an area for the taps to pass thru.

 

Draft Box

For my brothers 30th birthday party I was asked to brew and serve some beer. I made 6 different types of beer and needed a way to serve the beer without having to move around a heavy freezer of use up a ton of ice. I ended up building a 6 tap draft box. The box is made from a cooler and a cold plate. The cold plate is placed inside the cooler covered with ice water. The beer runs thru the cold plate and chills before it reaches the tap.

 

GOLF BAG

Drinking a nice cold beer is one of the best ways to enhance the fun of golfing. I was looking for a convenient way to bring along some homebrew without having to bottle it. I decided to make a golf bag with built in keg. The golf bag holds a 5 gallon keg in the front pouch and the clubs in the main compartment. A 20oz co2 tank pushes the beer from the keg. I use a neoprene keg jacket to keep the beer cold. The jacket keeps a keg cold for over 5 hours. You can't even tell there is a keg in the bag from the outside, besides the tap sticking out the front. I would highly recommend a cart when golfing with this bag!

 

MINI KEG/REGULATOR

I really like taking my beer to parties, poker night, and many other places to share with friends. Often times 5 gallons is just too much to lug around and I really don't like bottling. For this I have a 2 1/2 gallon mini keg with faucet attached to the keg fitting. For the co2 I have a 9oz refillable co2 tank attached to a very small adjustable co2 regulator. My brother Matt made the adapter to attach the tank to the regulator. This makes a very compact and easy to transport portable draft system.

 

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