Feast Your Eyes on This: A Kegerator Cover-Up

Erin had no problem with her fiancé Brett’s desire to build a kegerator, she just had one requirement; if it was going to live in her house, it had to look respectable.

Brett and his dad Kenny set out to build something that could keep his homebrew flowing without turning their valuable living space into a room that might be found in a fraternity house.

First, they constructed a frame from pine 1×4 boards. They cut them to suit their needs and nailed laminate flooring and molding to the frame to create the outer façade you see here.

Kegerator Housing

Once the frame was complete they dropped in a new GE 7-cubic-foot chest freezer that Home Depot had on sale over the holidays. They could have added draft beer towers but that wasn’t the discreet look they were going for, so they opted to go through the wall of the freezer and put the taps on the front.

Home Kegerator

Home Kegerator Housing

A conversion kit with a low profile coupler is the best option for chest freezers, considering the amount of clearance you’ll need on the top.

To add the second tap, you’d just need another low profile coupler, a 5″ shank, beer line, air line, and a second faucet head. A two product CO2 regulator kit is also recommended.

Kudos to Brett and his dad on a job well done; their final product is not only a kegerator but also a respectable piece of furniture. The best part is, Brett can enjoy his homebrew on draft, in his very own home and everyone is happy. Rumor has it the first beer on tap is a homemade Dunkle. We’d venture to guess Brett and Erin’s friends are expecting a party soon. Wonder if we’ll get an invite?


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