Beer is awesome! In order to have beer on tap at my house at all times I built a kegerator. Unfortunately the first keg (which holds about 165 12oz. beers) only lasted a little over 2 weeks!

I built mine with new parts. Check out my partner below for a huge selection of pre-made kegerators and parts for building your own:


Here's what you'll need to build your own + what it cost me:



This is the latest kegerator.  I converted this chest freezer to just refridgerate with a new thermostat.  It holds 2 commercial kegs of beer and has room for 2 soda kegs of homebrew (hence the 4 faucets).  Unfortunately I now have the drain just running into a bucket inside but it's not hard to maintain.






Here's the inside of the new kegerator.  The home soda kegs fit in front of the commercial kegs.


Here's the inside of my old kegerator. I had to use that big coil thermostat because this was originally a freezer and I had to convert it to a refrigerator.




It was in my utility room next to my washing machine.  The nice thing about having it here is that I can run the drain to the washing machine drain.



This was the inside with a 5 gallon soda keg added to hold my homebrew.

One last thing, you can buy a little plastic picnic faucet for about $4 and this will allow you to use your setup anywhere you want. You just disconnect the tubing where it connects to the shank (behind the faucet) and attach the picnic faucet. Now you can take the CO2 cylinder, tap, and picnic faucet to keg parties and use them there. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. 

I built mine with new parts. Check out my partner below for a huge selection of pre-made kegerators and parts for building your own:


Feel free to view the parties we've had at our house.


For a good explanation of how CO2 systems work or if you're having foam problems then check out this good page by Jeff Stanley.

A link on How to Build a Kegerator Including Instructions.

Anatomy of a Kegerator - Video


Many people have asked me about the chest freezer I used so here are the details:

Outside Dimensions (inches): Height: 35 Width: 48 Depth: 30

Total Volume 14.85 cubic feet

Frigidaire model: mfc15m4fw2


A link to an external thermostat or temperature controller so you can turn your freezer into a fridge easily.


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