A few days ago we blogged about two gentlemen who built a kegerator worthy of a spot in the house and today we have a little bit of insight on garage-bound kegerators – specifically those living in cold weather climates.
Craig T. lives in the Buffalo, NY area (just like KegWorks) and he keeps his draft system in his garage year round. The space has insulated walls and an insulated door – yet when the outside air temperature would dip below 20°F (as it often does) the tower would freeze and cause all kinds of problems.
To combat the issue, Craig created an insulator box to fit over his tower and the 12″ high tap handle. The box is made of cardboard boxes, cut to size. He spray-glued the inside of the box and placed cut pieces of fiberglass insulation inside, with the paper backing side exposed.
The box fits snugly over the entire setup so he doesn’t have to disassemble anything to put it on. It’s a relatively simple invention that’s kept his kegerator flowing perfectly for the past four Western New York winters.
Here’s to innovation and to Craig for sharing his good ideas. Cheers!
[techtags:KEGERATORS, DRAFT TOWER INSULATOR, DFRAFT BEER TIPS]