Turn Your Fridge into a Beer Kegerator

Uploaded by kegworksdotcom on 30.04.2008

Getting your own draft beer at home
is easier and cheaper than you might imagine.
Today I'm going to change a refrigerator into your very own kegerator.
KegWorks sells kits to convert almost any refrigerator into a kegerator.
From homebrews to Guinness,
so it's easy for you to get your favorite beer on tap.
The only things you'll need that KegWorks does not provide are the drill and the screwdriver...
oh yeah, and the refrigerator too.
You can convert any type of refrigerator as long as it will fit a keg,
while leaving six to eight inches above the keg
to fit the coupler
so the keg
can be tapped and untapped.
The best type of refrigerator to convert
is a full-size
horizontally split
kitchen fridge with a freezer on top.
That's what we will be using today.
With your fridge unplugged
start by drilling a seven eighths inch hole in the door of the refrigerator.
This is where the faucet and shank will be attached
to do this I'm using an electric drill with hole saw bit.
First insert the shank into the hole you just drilled
and tighten the brass nut.
then attach the faucet to the shank.
insert a washer into the hex nuts on both ends of the beer line jumper and fasten hex
nuts to the back of the shank
and the top of the keg coupler.
Different brands of the beer will require different keg couplers
I'm using a US Sankey Keg Coupler which will fit ninety nine percent of all beer that is brewed
in North America like Miller and Budweiser.
Grab your CO2 tank
and screw on your CO2 regulator.
Make sure this connection is very tight.
To get your CO2 from the tank to the keg
you'll need to connect using an airline.
To do this simply fasten one end of the line to the nipple on the side of the keg coupler,
and one end to the nipple on the regulator and fasten the screw clamps.
Be sure the faucet handle is pushed back, and the air shutoff valve on the regulator is in the off position.
Open the cylinder valve completely.
Fit the coupler under the keg flange and turn clockwise until secure.
Depress the coupler handle to tap the barrel.
Next adjust the screw on the regulator with a flat head screwdriver
until the desired pressure is set to the top gauge in the regulator
which is ten to twelve PSI.
Once you have adjusted the regulator,
open the regulator shutoff valve
to send CO2 to the keg.
One thing you want to remember is
always handle your CO2 cylinder with great care,
as it contains compressed gas,
so be sure not to drop or shake it
and always store your CO2 cylinder upright when dispensing beer.
And now for the hard part
we're ready to pour
a nice pint.
And that's how easy it is,
an old refrigerator, a keg of beer, a drill
and a conversion kit from KegWorks.com and before you know it,
you're sharing beer with your buddies. Cheers!