pay more for beer than you have to?
And the best part is building your own keg conversion kit is that it's easy. If you can you drill a hole through the door of a refrigerator, you can build a kegerator!
Just follow these easy steps and you will be drinking cold beer out of your home built kegerator in no time. Please note that owning your own home built kegerator can cause serious envy among your friends and peers.
To Convert a Refrigerator to a Kegerator):
The essential piece to every home built kegerator is the cooling unit. You can either use a refrigerator or a freezer to be the cooling unit of your new kegerator. We highly recommend a refrigerator to help simply the process over a freezer.
When assembling your keg conversion kit finding an old/used fridge can be a good cost effective measure to creating your home built kegerator. Many appliance centers will accept your old refrigerators if you buy a new one, thus this is a good place to find an old/used refrigerator to make a keg fridge. Usually, used refrigerators cost between $50 - $100 depending on condition, so go visit a few appliance places and find the best deal. Or, just ask around, many times people have old refrigerators left from when they upgraded and never got rid of the old one.
Remember, we want this to be a CHEAP kegerator, so spend the time and find a deal. And while a new refrigerator will probably last you longer than a used refrigerator, an old classic will make up for that in character. For instance, go ahead and paint your home built kegerator with your favorite school colors, add some cool photos or perhaps pop rivet on some of your favorite old beer signs to the front of the fridge. Anyone can own a brand new white Kenmore, however is that as interesting as scarlet and gray kegerator kit with a big Buckeye in the middle? Be creative, you decided what is best for you and your party needs.
Advice: When buying your refrigerator for your home built
kegerator you must be sure to purchase one that
is the right size. Please refer to the this
page for dimensions of a standard keg. (However
remember to add an additional 5 inches to the height
measurement in order to compensate for the shank
on top of the keg.)