Some time ago I got into homebrewing. After about a year of buying, saving, de-labeling, cleaning, sanitizing, and filling bottles (phew!) I started thinking about kegging my beer instead. Most of the kegerators I saw were as gaudy as they were expensive. I started looking online at converted refrigerators, and then converted chest freezers, or keezers. With the help of a number of very detailed, very helpful guides on Pinterest, YouTube, etc. I set out to to build my own.
One of the best sources of inspiration, homebrewtalk.com's Show us your Kegerator forum, features over a hundred pages of people's own kegerator creations. Everything from mini-fridge conversions, to simple collared keezers, to elaborate tower keezers with tile inlays and even microcomputers. Being a designer, I wanted to take what I learned from others' projects and put my own spin on the tower keezer. Check out my design and read on to find out how I made it happen.
The final product was an industrial-style kegerator with a three-tap galvanized pipe tower, concrete top, and weathered-wood sides.