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Kegging Beer – Jake’s Refrigerator Conversion Kit for the Kegerator

14 January 2010 2 Comments

CLICK HERE for the video showing the full size fridge I'll be converting to a kegerator!

What's up folks!  Hope err body is doing GREAT!  Here we are in the new year!  2010!!  It's gonna be a GREAT year!  Why?  Well, for one, Misty and I will be getting married on May 1st!  WOW I can not believe it's that close!  If I can keep my butt off the beer blogs long enough, I'll do a blog post on the wedding plans and update everyone on what's going on!

Jake is Taking The Home Brewing to The Next Level

Since I started making my own beer a few months ago, I've learned so much!  Like anything I do, if interested, I'll read and read and read some more and try and learn everything there is to know about it.  Making your own home brew is a fun and interesting hobby and I LOVE IT!

If you remember, I started with the Mr Beer Kit's and I've made 2 batches so far.  The West Coast Pale Ale, and the Sticky Wicket Oatmeal Stout.  I learned quite a bit making those 2 batches, the main thing being PATIENCE!  The WCPA turned out great and is gone!  The Stout is about 1/2 gone and gets better with age!

The next batch I brewed, which is still fermenting, is a Phat Tyre Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains from Norther Brewer.  I dunno how close it'll come to New Belgium's real Fat Tire, but I can't wait to try it!

5 Gallon Batches = How Many Bottles?

The Mr Beer kits make 2 gallons of beer.  2 gallons = 128 ounces.  If you use the 8 Mr Beer 1 liter PET bottles, it's not that bad. If you use 12 ounce bottles, that's about 10 or 11 bottles, and again not that bad.

BUT, when you brew 5 gallon batches, then you're talking 50+ bottles of beer that you have to bottle if you use 12 ounce bottles!  THAT can be pretty tedious....

Sooo, the next best thing to bottling... KEGGING!  After hanging out at some of the beer forums and after watching videos and reading everything I could, I decided to build my own kegerator and start kegging my 5 gallon batches instead of bottling!  I'll still bottle the 2 gallon batches and probably down the road, I'll get a beer gun to bottle from the kegs for friends or if I need to take some beer somewhere.

The video below shows the 2 Faucet Refrigerator Conversion Kit with dual body regulators from KegConnection that I decided to get and build my own kegerator using an old refrigerator I purchased from the local trade news.

Enjoy the video and please feel free to comment or ask any questions.  Keep an eye out for more videos showing the refrigerator I'll be using, and videos showing the installation of the kit in the fridge!

CLICK HERE for Mr Beer Kits, Refills & Accessories

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