|Project by JakeN||posted 01-12-2013 05:55 PM||2579 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
Homebrewing has been another hobby of mine for a few years now. Anyone who has bottled homebrew before knows what a chore it is to sanitize bottles, measure priming sugar, fill, cap and clean a 5 gallon batch of beer. A year ago I decided to step up to kegging my beer and since getting into woodworking I’ve gained the skills to attempt a kegerator (or “keezer”) collar. This is just an insulated wood frame that fits between the chest freezer and it’s lid that has beer faucets built in.
I modified the freezer to run at fridge temps. This was also my first attempt at dowel joinery. The collar itself is made from 2×8s. I’m not very happy with the stain so I’ll probably end up redoing it and yes, the foam gasket that I added to the top is a sad sight. As a bonus, the collar has given me the height clearance to add one more keg on the compressor hump in the fridge. I also moved the co2 tank outside of the fridge and cut an insulated hole in the collar to run the line inside.
The 4th pic is of two of my current beers: smoked scotch ale on the left, imperial IPA “pliny the elder” clone on the right.
Thanks for looking!
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