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How to Build a Kegerator

4 November 2008 3 Comments

With a home tiki bar, you have a couple of options. You add a built in or standalone beer trough for bottles and cans, or you can serve your beers from your own kegerator. Once a creation limited to the rich and the truly devoted campus party animal, the kegerator is becoming a popular home bar addition. The materials required for a kegerator aren’t too expensive and they are relatively easy to build. There are tons of DIY kegerator instructions available on the web, but these plans from wikiHow are among the best out there at walking you through all of the steps necessary to build your own keg system for your home bar.

This kegerator design requires pretty much the same materials as others you’ll find on the web.

  • Refrigerator (large enough to hold your keg(s)
  • Beer tap
  • Faucet shank
  • Beer tap handle
  • Wing nut/washer/tail piece
  • Vinyl gas and beverage tubing
  • Beverage and gas line connectors or coupler for keg, such as soda keg barbed disconnects
  • Worm clamps or other appropriate fastener to securely attach tubing
  • CO2 cylinder
  • CO2 gas regulator
  • A keg of your favorite beer

Have a cool kegerator in your home tiki bar? We’d love to see it!

How to Build a Kegerator (wikiHow)


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