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HotBreak
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New beer fridge build

Post by HotBreak » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:22 pm

So, for years I have had a traditional fridge with taps out the side and a drip tray. It served me well and has since moved onto a new home for someone else to enjoy.
Last summer I decided I needed a bigger fridge to go along with my bigger 30 gallon system that has been in the works for 2 years. After all, with each batch producing 6 kegs, I needed the storage room and the option of serving from more than 3 kegs.
Along came the opportunity to buy a perlick 3 door fridge with no towers or gas system and I was inspired to do a custom built keg fridge.

With no taps or towers, I decided on an industrial look and set out to get some 3” steel pipe cut to match the holes in the top of the fridge. While I initially planned on 6 taps, spacing my handles required me to knock it down to 5.

Feeding from a 20lb CO2 bottle and a double reg setup I can now dispense from 5 kegs while simultaneously carbonating 6 chilled ones and have space left over for storage or lagering since total space allows for 16 kegs to fit inside.

Still to come is the drip tray. Since it is 26” between the center of each vertical pipe, it will need to be at least 30” wide!
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Chug, Chug, Chug.....

On Tap- Painful Morning Pale Ale, Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout, Huntsman Cidre.
Brewing- Griffin’s American Lager

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Re: New beer fridge build

Post by HotBreak » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:13 pm

Can’t seem to get the pictures to attach
Chug, Chug, Chug.....

On Tap- Painful Morning Pale Ale, Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout, Huntsman Cidre.
Brewing- Griffin’s American Lager

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Re: New beer fridge build

Post by elreplica » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:02 am

Looks like a nice unit...
At Bat: several Czech Pils
On Deck: Cream Ale
In the Hole: Kolsch
Clean Up: Tall Ships Ale clones
On tap: Propeller Pils, Festa Cream Ale

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Re: New beer fridge build

Post by RossBee » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:30 pm

Nice!! Viewbids had bunch of these fridges last fall, t'was very tempting to get one.
Why brew beer I can buy?

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Re: New beer fridge build

Post by HotBreak » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:50 pm

That’s where this came from in a roundabout way
Chug, Chug, Chug.....

On Tap- Painful Morning Pale Ale, Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout, Huntsman Cidre.
Brewing- Griffin’s American Lager

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