Kegerator Pt. 2

Discussion in 'Beer & Ale' started by k5yac, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    After some minor modifications I was able to make this fridge a "full keg" kegerator. I even have 8" to spare up top, which is what the manufacturer recommends. I'm moving my BBQ condiments and other fixins to this fridge too.

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    Got a few frosty mugs ready... tap and pressure kit is scheduled to arrive on Friday according to FedEx. Just in time for Super Bowl weekend. [​IMG]

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    Got a question for you refrigerator experts. The instructions clearly state "do not drill into the side of the refrigerator", but I've seen others do it, and my co-workers don't seem to think there should be a problem. What, if anything should I be aware of? I would like to install the tap in the upper left quadrant of the the side of the refrigerator, as I'm facing it. In other words, up as high as I can, and towards the front half of the side. I did see one exploded view of a refrigerator that illustrated some sort of line that might run down the middle, but if that is standard I should clearly miss it. Any comments or suggestions?

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  2. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good question. I know I have seen them with the tap in the spot you want to put yours so it obviously can be done. Maybe there is concern of hitting a freon line or something, not sure.

    Thanks for the great step-by-step pics of your project. Now you need to hook up with that new member that kegs his own brew hehe.[​IMG]
     
  3. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    i do not know on a newer fridge..i know old ammonia refrigerant fridges that all lines run on the back........my fridge is late 50's vintage.......
     
  4. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    give me fridge maker and model # i'll get back to you....[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Cutting into the side should not be a problem. Freon lines run up the back with the coil behind the freezer part. The cold air for the fridge part migrates down from the freezer section.
     
  6. I have mine in the side just where you want yours to go. I simply drilled the hole (in the side of the fridge) with a hole saw, slid the tap through, cut a hole with the same hole saw in a 4"x4" piece of 3/4" plywood, slid it over the tap threads on the inside of the fridge and attached the nut. Snug the nut up against the plywood and you are in business.

    I have never had a problem with the setup.

    Hope this helps.[​IMG]
     
  7. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    I didn't have any problems. I used a hole cut. I didn't use any plywood though.
     
  8. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the quick replies!

    Fred420... I have a Sears Kenmore (mfrd by GE I believe) model 363.70947000, 19 cu ft with ice maker.
     
  9. kosmo

    kosmo Fire Starter

    Airborne Baby !!!
     
  10. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey Kosmo, been right through your neck of the woods a time or two heading home on leave. Beautiful out there!
     
  11. redbrinkman1955

    redbrinkman1955 Smoking Fanatic

    That is on my want list for sure Good Job
     
  12. nicko

    nicko Fire Starter

    I find that if you put the air on 9 lbs and not let it go over 11 lbs.
    you will get a goood beer every time.
     
  13. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My beer myster is probaly 30 yrs old runs about 7lbs for coors lt. When you pickup your keg ask the supplier what they recomend.
     
  14. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good...... Nice setup.........

    Kookie
     
  15. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Personally, I have better results with about 13-14Psi.

    I like to keep mine @ 33º. Man I love cold beer!

    The better head the smoother the taste.1/2" recomemded. I can still pour a headless mug.

    I have some 36oz mugs I like the best. We call them the bubba mugs![​IMG]
     
  16. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    [​IMG][​IMG] no coolant lines up the sides.....you will be fine...if you need to tie up beer lines get the little stickem 3m things at home depot.thet self stick and have a loop you can open or close to keep lines from being pinched..
     
  17. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like your ready to rock. Nothing like a cold frosty draft. Do you have your favorite mug yet? I'm really partial to the pint glass these days, not sure why. Got enough room to put a TV on top?
     
  18. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yep, I've got a liter mug that I brought back from Germany that will be my beer holder of choice. Probably do have room for a TV... haven't really thought of that much yet. Might have to scrounge one up.
     
  19. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here are a couple of pics of my set up.











    Nothing out of the ordinary but effective just the same. Below is a pre Q-VIEW of this weekends smoke.





    Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lou
     
  20. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a nice set-up.....but why don't you turn the door's the other way, easier to open!! [​IMG]
     

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