Published on June 30th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Cheers, it’s a Kegerator!

Gill pulls a perfect pint with this hack.

“My husband and I took an old commercial fridge, and refinished it, to become a kegerator. We hit the As-is section of Ikea for the counter top (paid $30), and the rails are actually Enhit curtain rods (not on website), marked down to $4.99. Works perfectly!”

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12 Responses to Cheers, it’s a Kegerator!

  1. Anonymous says:

    PS – People, you don’t need a drip tray.. they’re expensive, against the DIY concept, and need to be cleaned.

    Instead just get a Guinness towel (they’re the same dimensions as a drip tray, just lay it flat and toss it in the wash as needed…)

  2. Scott says:

    If you are not a hoYou can fit mebrewer, you can order “sixer” kegs (“skinnies”, 1/6BBL) of most any craft beer (not Bud).

    I have one of these setups… holds one 5gal and 1 3gal. I could squeeze in 1 more keg if I really tried, but it would be a tangle. Fridge was free, 1-tap beer tower was $20 off ebay. I spent a few hours and a few hundred at BeverageFactory getting all the other parts, but it was EASILY half what you would pay for a “ready” setup at Home Depot (and mind you, those things only handle just one commercial beer kegs in 1/2 BBL size).

    Nice thing about building your own for me was not paying for stock taps, and spending the extra $15 on quality Perlick models (I could gush praise on them, but if anyone’s building or looking to upgrade do take a look at them…)

  3. Gillian says:

    The Co2 tank, taps and tower were all purchased from http://www.kegconnection.com (Mine are for Cornelius kegs for homebrew, but they also sells kits for commercial kegs). The rails simply keep the glasses from going over the side… AND for looks:) A plan for a drain or drip tray is in the works eventually. (Nothing in the Ikea as-is section I could convert… I’m cheap:) Right now we use a bar mat/cloth to catch drips, and draw carefully. You can find plans everywhere online for converting freezers, fridges and mini bar fridges. Mine was easy because it had a second door on the top I simply removed, and didn’t have to drill through any fridge bits.

  4. I would really like to see how the conversion was done. I am trying to do this but have 3 spouts, and can’t find any help anywhere!

  5. Mike says:

    This is great. I Think that IKEA countertop really does a great job for tons of projects.

  6. cyprus property says:

    Nice information provide by you.
    You are doing very well job! keep it up.

  7. art and chel says:

    do have the plans for the refrigerator conversion as well?

  8. Sascha says:

    Rails might serve for keeping glasses in place when having a lot of guests…

  9. Michael says:

    maybe I’m too demanding, but is a drain for the overflow brewski in the works? or just either (a) careful drawing or (b) a permanent bar mop at the ready?

  10. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering that too. Attaching some kind of barrier to the rods would keep spilled beer from flowing over the sides.

  11. Patrik says:

    Do the rails serve any purpose except for looks?

  12. Very nice! Interested in knowing where you got the pulls as well.

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