I built a lower frame for my Kegerator and put it on wheels so we can easily wheel it outside for summer parties. It also has the added benefit of allowing me to use a chain hoist I installed from a beam in my garage to lift heavy kegs with ease, I then simply wheel the kegerator under the suspended keg and lower it in with virtually no effort and no damage to the kegerator as the kegs are lowered slowly.
The Kegerator itself is built from a 16cuft freezer. I have 5 faucets on the kegerator itself, 3 are Perlick flow control taps running purely on CO2, at each end are two stout faucets which run on a beer gas blend of 70% Nitrogen/30% Co2. Inside the kegerator I have a CO2 tank, Nitro tank and a Perlick Gas Blender. In the pic, all red lines are CO2, all blue are Nitro. The CO2 faucets are fed from a secondary regulator setup so I can run different pressure on each keg, the Nitro mixed gas is fed into a manifold which feeds the 2 Stout taps on my kegerator. You can’t see it on these pics but the 3rd port of the manifold actually goes outside of my kegerator and feeds a 6th Stout faucet which is installed on my ‘cellar’ (Another freezer which I keep at 55 degrees) where I age my home brews and this last tap is used for serving both English ales and red wine at the warmer temperature. I have a nitro secondary regulator in the cellar for adjusting pressure for serving wine.
– UPDATE – The perlick gas blender turned out to be very problematic and inconsistent so I replaced it with a Mcdantim TM100 (75% Nitro, 25% CO2) which is attached to the back of the kegerator. It works MUCH better than the little perlick!
The mount for my kegbot tablet is attached with JB weld and the tablet remains attached when I open the kegerator.
On the back is an RV water pump with a ball lock male fitting on, I use this for cleaning my beer lines and faucets by filling a bucket with cleaner/santitizer, connecting the ball lock fitting that normally attaches to the keg and then allowing it to cycle for however long needed. I also use this pump for pushing iced water through my wort chiller when brewing and for pushing cleaner/sanitizer through my kegs so I don’t waste CO2.
Also on the back are a series of electrical back boxes with RJ45 Jacks on - Inside these back boxes are all my KBPM’s, the jacks are used to break out the KBPM jack so I can attach 2 flow controllers to each one, temp probes and my I-button reader. The ibutton reader is on the side of my kegerator, highlighted with the red arrow. There is also a box which houses the relay for powering the solenoids I have on each beer line so no-one can pour without authenticating with an I-button
The beer labels under each faucet for showing what is on tap are just logo’s I printed onto magnetic paper and cut out so I can easily put the relevant one on when I change kegs.