Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby lethaldog » Thursday Jun 19, 2008 1:15 pm

Rob C wrote:Leigh How many co2 bulbs does a whole 19ltr keg use when pouring?

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They say it will be about 4 but i never use more than 3, not the cheapest option but its handy.
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby drsmurto » Thursday Jun 19, 2008 1:21 pm

Didnt quite add enough gas to a keg i took to a party on the long weekend. After 3 pints it was dribbling out.

Solution?

Take the lid off and pour it into beer jugs. Keg empty. All happy...... 8) :lol:
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby rwh » Thursday Jun 19, 2008 1:22 pm

Four 12g bulbs. Which is about $6 worth, unfortunately.
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Lucky Phils » Thursday Jun 19, 2008 3:22 pm

Sorry Palealemale, forgot to check this thread, the VB cooler was from my older uneducated taste days now it is used to put over the tap when a keg is carbinating, it reminds me to stay away. Anyhow, some photos of my party keg which had its virgin run on a fishing trip a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks to Spillsmostofit for the detailed plans of how to construct it.

As bought
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The complete setup
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Close up reg and Soda Stream hiding in conduit
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Little Creatures PA clone Partial, that was it's first brew in the poratable keg.
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby gibbocore » Thursday Jun 19, 2008 3:56 pm

I have converted a 120L wheelie bin into a kegerator. Insulated the inside and fit a tap to the front, keeps a keg ice cold for over 24hours with 2 bags of ice, fits the reg and a sodastream gas bottle inside. I wil lhunt down some pics.
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Rob C » Saturday Jun 21, 2008 4:20 pm

Got around to finishing off my chest freezer. Still have to add a fan and im going to add another couple of taps.

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Hopmeister » Saturday Jun 21, 2008 9:41 pm

Rob C wrote:Got around to finishing off my chest freezer. Still have to add a fan and im going to add another couple of taps.


Hey Rob, what sorta freezer is that, what are the external dimensions, and how many kegs does it take?

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Biernut » Sunday Jun 22, 2008 2:37 pm

Rob C wrote:Leigh How many co2 bulbs does a whole 19ltr keg use when pouring?

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Rob C » Monday Jun 23, 2008 12:34 pm

Hopmeister wrote:
Hey Rob, what sorta freezer is that, what are the external dimensions, and how many kegs does it take?

Sam


Hi Sam its a Homemaker 150ltr. Without the collar it will only fit 2 kegs. With the collar i put on it will now fit 4 kegs.

The external dimensions are about 700x575mm

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Hopmeister » Monday Jun 23, 2008 7:55 pm

Ahh, thanks Rob. I ended up purchasing a Fisher and Paykel model today, about 165 litres. It'll nicely fit four kegs with a collar.

Hopefully i'll post pics in a few weeks when I get her setup.

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby nictron » Friday Jun 17, 2011 4:01 pm

rather than spamming a new link i thought id dig an old one up and add to it :D here is my recently completed kegatron. proper electronic sensor and some fans keepin it power saving and super cool. keeps 6 kegs cool, runs three or 2 and a full size with different fittings. this is me hard at drink. love your forum lads.
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today, the missus said "You cant just put beer taps on everything." BIG mistake.
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Boonie » Saturday Jun 18, 2011 12:32 pm

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby jello » Wednesday Aug 03, 2011 7:17 pm

First kegerator effort. Already planning the upgrade :twisted: Getting the missus to pick up some taps while she's in the states.

Just looking at this picture I can see I really need a drip-tray.

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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby RUM57L » Thursday Aug 04, 2011 12:35 pm

Hey Jeff,

looks good mate .. this is something i want to move into could you give an estimate on how much this set up cost you?
What issues did you run into?
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby jello » Friday Aug 05, 2011 7:57 am

I would allow about $500 as a minimum, but I spent more. Mainly because I got myself a good, barely used fridge and some other bits ane pieces. Its a good idea to buy the stuff over a few pay periods.

Fridge - $210 (ebay) - The cost of a fridge or freezer is up to you and what quality you can tolerate. I spent quite a bit of time finding the right one for me.
2x Kegs, CO2 Regulator, Gas & Liquid Line, 2x Disconnects, Entry level tap - $290 (KegsOnline)
6Kg Regulator - $249 (http://www.ambernectar.com.au) Thanks Punter!
Non-Return Valve - $27 (CraftBrewer)

Then there's the things I bought....
Crappy hole saw set - $35 :evil:
Quality hole saw - $69
PVC Pipe - $5 (probably could have gotten this for nothing if I tried harder)
4 oz Starsan - $9.95 (CraftBrewer)
Keg Lubricant - $15.90 (CraftBrewer) To preserve your keg seals.

I also have a TempMate (CraftBrewer) which I bought a while ago ($74.50). If you're going to force carbonate, you're going to need to know/control your temperature.

Issues/Tips:
-I nearly made a complete mess of my fridge door by buying a cheap hole saw. I highly recommend getting a good one, or to save money, find a friend that already has one.
-If you're going to put more that one tap in like I am. Measure out where both taps are going to go. I now have a hole-punch mark in my fridge for where the second tap will be.
-Get a non-return valve. This is insurance against damaging your regulator.
-Have some piping hot water ready for when you attach the gas/beer lines. The fittings are tight!
-Study! I read as many websites as I could on building kegerators. Including AHB and here.
-Get ready to drink too much beer. :)~
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby Tipsy » Friday Aug 05, 2011 8:24 am

jello wrote:-Get ready to drink too much beer. :)~


That's the truth.
Every time you walk past the tap you have a beer to check if it's still working :D
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby gregb » Friday Aug 05, 2011 6:27 pm

jello wrote:-Get ready to drink too much beer. :)~

Couple of Docs pics from page one win.
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby RUM57L » Saturday Aug 06, 2011 8:18 am

Thanks as always Jeff,

I have the fridge already so i'm going to start picking up the other pieces over the next few months
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby punkin » Saturday Aug 06, 2011 9:41 am

I've had this for a long time, thinking of converiting a big old stainless lined freezer that we have at a mates place, but the mrs is afraid an old freezer will use too much power. :shock: :roll:


I was going to post pics, but i can't find a button. Do you not host pics here?
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Re: Please post Keg/Kegerator set-up photos please..

Postby gregb » Saturday Aug 06, 2011 10:26 am

punkin wrote:I was going to post pics, but i can't find a button. Do you not host pics here?


See here.
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