Build Your Own Keezer or Kegerator
A homemade kegerator or keezer can be one of the most satisfying projects for a home brewer, next to making the beer itself. Not only is it easy to do, but you can design one that meets your individual needs and space requirements.
Be sure to watch our video on how to build your own keezer out of a chest freezer, then follow these 10 steps:
- Figure out how many kegs you want to have on tap.
- Select a chest freezer that can hold that many kegs (a ball lock keg is roughly 9 inches wide and 24 inches tall).
- Add liquid lines for each keg. Our Draft Brewer® Cold Crash™ Keezer Kit makes that easy.
- Choose a CO2 Regulator. A double-body regulator, like the CO2PO™ Double Body Regulator provides the most flexibility for serving and carbonating multiple kegs.
- Choose a CO2 manifold, to distribute CO2 to all of your kegs. We recommend choosing a slightly larger model to provide a few extra ports to use with a bottle filler like the Last Straw®. Give yourself room to expand the system.
- Add a gas line (KX03) for each keg AND one extra line to attach the manifold to the regulator.
- Add a CO2 Tank. A 5 lb. tank is reasonable for a few kegs, but for larger builds, consider a 10 lb. or 20 lb. tank.
- Add a temperature controller like the Thermostar® Digital Temperature Controller to keep the freezer from freezing your beer.
- Assemble everything as described in our video.
- Brew a lot and fill that Keezer!
If you lack the space for a full chest freezer, consider building a mini-fridge kegerator with the Draft Brewer® Kegerator King package.