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These instructions combined with the purchase information is all you need to build your own mini kegerator suitable for housing one or two 5 gallon mini keg(s), carbon dioxide bottle, and all tubing.

Each instruction page has numerous pictures to go with the description. If you download the PDF version of the instructions you'll get a very nicely formatted document with all the pictures embedded.

Price list- Here’s a breakdown of what the last kegerator cost me to build. Prices are always subject to change, and your own modifications might change it slightly too, but yours should be fairly close.
Frigidaire Compact Fridge - $179
Set of 4 Wheels- $4.99
Cabinet Latch- $2.98
Single Faucet tower - $70.00
Low Profile Inline Coupler - $54.95
Gas Line w/ clamps - $4.95
CO2 Regulator - $57.95
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Grand Total - $375.00

You may be able to shave a few bucks by finding a cheaper fridge, or shopping around for the keg supplies, but if you follow these instructions at least you’ll have a nice quality kegerator that will keep people asking where you found it.

The only thing you’ll need to add to the price list above is the Keg, and CO2 bottle- which you can rent, or buy for about $25ea from your local brew store.

Step 1: Hardware Store Supplies

Suitable refrigerators to modify:

Frigidaire Model FRC44GB
(http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=61493-47224-FRC445GB&lpage=none)

Haier Model HSA04WNCBB
(http://www.haieramerica.com/en/product/HSA04WNCBB)

Haier Model HSA04WNCWW
(http://www.haieramerica.com/en/product/HSA04WNCWW)

Magic Chef Model MCBR445B2
(http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Chef-4-4-Refrigerator-MCBR445B2/dp/B001THAV2A)

Magic Chef Model MCBR360S
(http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Chef-3-6-Refrigerator-MCBR360S/dp/B001TESJU4)

•(4) Casters suitable for floor type
The wheels you choose need to be suitable for the terrain you intend to roll on. If you’re going to stay online inside a set of 1-1/2” plastic double wheel casters, should be fine- if you’re going to roll outside on the deck or patio, go with a rubber 2-1/2 - 3” wheel.

** Valid source at the time of writing- search ebay for “5 gallon keg” or “Corneilus Keg” for other alternatives.
•(1) Can “Great Stuff” insulation foam

•(1) Tube kitchen and bath caulk (white, or brown)
•(1) Cabinet latch (lock optional)


•(1) 24” x 36” Sheet of suitable flat material for inside of door. Plexiglass, formica, vinyl flooring, or thin metal should be sufficient *
*This may not be required depending on the type of compact fridge you get.
•Zip ties & zip tie stick on mounting blocks
•(6) 1” x #10 Sheet Metal screws
•Baseball bat, or short length of 2-3” pipe*
*This may not be required depending on the type of compact fridge you get.
<p>Love this write-up. I have been searching for a detailed articles like this to build a kegerator on the cheap. I also found some info on Building a Kegerator on a Budget here - http://www.kegerators.com/articles/kegerator-on-a-budget.php</p>

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