How to Build a Kegerator

How To Build a Kegerator

I have a dedicated fridge for kegs and beer so I thought it was time to take my beer fridge to the next level and add a tap to it. This kegerator build out how-to walks you through my process of converting the fridge which involves building a base to support everything – many of these older fridges have crisper drawers under the bottom shelf and they are made of plastic and cannot sustain the weight of a keg and a CO2 tank. And if you plan to have multiple kegs (which I plan on in the coming weeks) you do what I did and roll up your sleeves, add some elbow grease and build a solution.

Parts Needed

  • Corny Keg
  • CO2 Tank
  • Dual Regulator
  • Quick Disconnects
  • Shank
  • Hose Clamps
  • 3/16″ Vinyl tubing
  • Draft Faucet
  • Spill Tray & Tap Handle

You can find kits that come with nearly all the parts included like this fridge conversion kit from Northern Brewer. Or you can buy them separately which might save you a few bucks.

If you have any questions leave them in the comments section and I’ll be happy to get back to you. Cheers!

How To Build a Kegerator

About Jason M

Texas Style - Having grown up down south, I've grown an appreciation for the "bigger is better" mantra. Bigger and bolder flavor is something I crave in my beers. Some people are hop-heads, all they drink are IPA's and other hoppy beers. Others are big on wheat beers. Some like it dark. Me? I'm an all-the-above kind of guy. I've had a love for all varieties since I was young and that has not changed. Good beer is good beer.

I'm constantly seeking out the latest and greatest new variety, because despite having an old-time favorite beer, drinking the same old flavors over and over gets old. That being said, I've got to try something new, explore my boundaries. After all, variety is the spice of life, no?

Favorite Beers - Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine

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  1. Mr_FearNoBeer says:

    That was easier than I thought, I’m definitely going to use this as a reference when my fiancé and I move out to our own place

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