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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2016, 01:48:56 PM »
omg just been online shopping for new beer lines ,nitrogen regulator, quick disconnects, john guest fittings etc
looked at the bill  :o :o :o :o :o had to go grab a beer lol so dangerous you just keep clicking add to basked lol came to £150 not cool  8) but worth it, ill post some picks of the nitro set up once its completed

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ps newf84 digging that fridge might have to respray mine now lol

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2016, 07:47:26 PM »
Got three in there now
My sour cherry Gose in the back
A Blonde ale
And my IPA
Keg 1- HB Pale ale 3
Keg 2-
Keg 3- Sour Cherry Gose
Keg 4- Lager #3
Keg 5- Irish Red Ale
Keg 6- Cascade Ringer IPA
Keg 7- Mosaic IPL
FV1-
FV2-
Planning- keylime pale ale

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2016, 03:35:37 AM »
Very close to purchasing the keg king series 4 dual ss tap kegerator.
Taken a little longer than expected to get this purchase happening.
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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2017, 04:02:38 PM »
Heres my keezer setup, Im thinking this summer to redo the skirting and add another tap and put the co2 tank on the outside

Oh and i still need to add a drip tray, and my daughter decorated it
Carboy 1 - Coopers Draught with 1yr old reused wye yeast
Carboy 2 - Coopers Lager with citra hop tea addition
Carboy 3 - Empty :-/
Carboy 4 - Empty :-/

Keg 1 - Coopers Draught
Keg 2 - Coopers Lager
Keg 3 - Sduck PoorMan Wine Cooler
Keg 4 - Mocha-Latte Stout 2.0

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2017, 02:19:28 PM »
Redid the Collar and added a 3rd tap
just need to still do the drip tray
Carboy 1 - Coopers Draught with 1yr old reused wye yeast
Carboy 2 - Coopers Lager with citra hop tea addition
Carboy 3 - Empty :-/
Carboy 4 - Empty :-/

Keg 1 - Coopers Draught
Keg 2 - Coopers Lager
Keg 3 - Sduck PoorMan Wine Cooler
Keg 4 - Mocha-Latte Stout 2.0

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 03:42:42 PM »
Great looking set up!
Tap #1 - Cranberry Cider
Tap #2 - Feedback Loop Berliner Weiss
Tap #3 - Planned Obsolescence NEIPA
Tap #4 - Hard Grape Soda

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2017, 04:34:07 PM »
Just finished installing my taps ;)

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2017, 03:07:43 AM »
Just finished installing my taps ;)

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I'm very glad I bought taps with flowcontrol...
It turns out that they also function as an "childproof" safty...

Does anyone know if the perlick 650ss can be modified with a spring on the handle (like the intertaps)

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2017, 03:58:32 AM »
The problem with kegerators is that they're very often a 1 step forward, two steps back economically issue. What people often do is look through classified ads and find an old freezer that someone is selling for $50, then they buy it and drill holes, buy the fountains, and get the set-up going for very little money. That's one step forward.

The two steps back is the fact that refrigerators and freezers are the single most expensive electric appliances that people have in their homes (counting central air conditioning in that category). The older these things get, the less efficient they become. There's a reason why the seller of that freezer wanted rid of it...it's an electricity hog and it's only going to get worse. So, while the person may have saved a few quid by buying a used freezer and converting it into a kegerator, they wind up paying out the nose for electricity. Two steps back.

It's best, I think, not to "look for ideas" in the kegerator realm, and instead Google "kegerator," find the "expensive" (as compared to buying new) brand new kegerator, and buy the thing already designed and ready to go. You might pay a lot up front, but month after month the cost will be much less in electricity and you'll save cash in the long run.

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2017, 04:07:17 AM »

The two steps back is the fact that refrigerators and freezers are the single most expensive electric appliances that people have in their homes (counting central air conditioning in that category). The older these things get, the less efficient they become. There's a reason why the seller of that freezer wanted rid of it...it's an electricity hog and it's only going to get worse. So, while the person may have saved a few quid by buying a used freezer and converting it into a kegerator, they wind up paying out the nose for electricity. Two steps back.

Im not sure I entirely agree with this Ouroboros.
I admit an older appliance in a lot of circumstances uses more power than a new one (especially when comparing the new inverter models of fridges and freezers to older ones)

But the two steps back?
A freezer for starters is designed to keep things cold very cold (frozen actually LOL) so the insulation in a freezer old or new will be superior to a fridge.
Add to this fact that you are now temperature controlling it to do the job of a beer fridge set to a much higher temperature than it was designed to do when freezing things.

This means the compressor in your older freezer has a much easier life than it ever did before, and will use a lot less power than it did before. It is still IMHO a very good (if not great) option if you want to save a bit of money and get started.
Even a new freezer with the benefit of new inverter tech. plus your own fonts and temp control is still a cheaper option than many kegerators.
Also, when ever you open the door on a fridge the cold air "falls" out, where as with a chest freezer, cold air stays inside.
My 2c on the topic.
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FV2 = Empty
FV3 = (60L) Empty

Keg1 = 2Heads Pale
Keg2 = 2Heads IPA
Keg3 = 2Heads Amber
Keg4 = 2Heads Bitter
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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2017, 07:45:04 AM »
I see what both are saying and I have to agree with TASspark on this.
there is also one other thing i would like to add. when your Keezer or fridge conversion has a lot of room inside it will not maintain temps inside, I have noticed this with my fridge. when the kegs are full it cycles less when they start getting empty it cycles more.
so I added some 2L soda bottles full of water to help keep things cold.
In short, less stuff inside the more it runs, less mass to maintain the temp inside.
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Keg 1- HB Pale ale 3
Keg 2-
Keg 3- Sour Cherry Gose
Keg 4- Lager #3
Keg 5- Irish Red Ale
Keg 6- Cascade Ringer IPA
Keg 7- Mosaic IPL
FV1-
FV2-
Planning- keylime pale ale

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Re: kegeraters
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2018, 10:26:23 PM »
Hi.
Thought I would weigh in on this one.
I have a 1959 Frigidaire fridge that I am using as a kegerator.
By plugging it in to an energy meter I have determined that it uses about a buck a month in the dead of summer.
The fridge is outside in the garage.
A small price to pay for having cold beer on hand at all times.

Here is a YouTube video out there where a guy fixed up an older fridge, and his findings were similar to mine. Jump ahead to the 9 minute mark to see him test it for energy efficiency:

https://youtu.be/HHumm7VDcsY
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 10:40:14 PM by Ilikebeer »

 

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