my husband builds a kegerator

Once upon a time a home brewer in Bangor, ME (let’s call him Joshua) decided he wanted to have fresh, carbonated beer on tap in his own house. His lovely wife said, “Sure honey! That’s a reasonable request. I mean, it’s not like we just had a baby which comes with a whole new host of expenses. Sure! We can sink hundreds of dollars into your pet project!” (insert obvious sarcasm. Joshua’s wife really does like the idea, but it’s just so much more fun to be dramatic about it).

So one day Josh comes home with your standard dorm fridge and says, “Honey…it’s time.” One thing leads to another. More parts are ordered and by this time Josh is doing furious amounts of research to prepare for the big construction day.

We should stop at this point to note that Joshua is not, how you say, very skilled when it comes to the power tools. So he enlists the help of his father-in-law, trained carpenter and fellow beer lover, to assist him with the project.

And here my friends……is how you build a home kegerator.

The fridge door came off and any unnecessary parts were sawed off. Who needs that extra foam anyway?

Saw bits were selected to cut holes where taps will go

Tap holes are drilled through the door

Eva, the stealthy Boston Terrier, supervises to make sure everything is going according to plan

I need a wrench….STAT!

Drip tray is attached to the door and taps are screwed on

Looking good!! Now to put the door back on the fridge

Kegs are put in and tap lines are screwed on

And….VOILA!! A kegerator. Beautiful.

So let’s try it out!


We give it some serious pondering……And…..

SUCCESS!! Now, that’s one happy home brewer.

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  • Jason AndersonJune 27, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    Congrats on “Operation Keg’s the Limit!” I can hardly wait to taste a frosty one from the great Kegerator! Well done… I’m proud of you!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn RJune 30, 2011 - 9:44 pm

    Awesome blog, awesome photos. The last one seriously made me lol. And I never say lol. Love this!ReplyCancel