The keg set up

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 21:06
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Not sure if it is relevent to the forum but a couple of people asked me earlier about the keg in the fridge system i am hoping to get running soon. The way i plan to do it just ferment like normal in the fermenter , then syphon into either 18 or 20 litre keg. Any excess can be bottled like normal home brew. Then all you need is to hire some gas, fit the tap through the door of the fridge and drill another hole in the side of the fridge to run the gas line through. The keg needs to be level(a mate of mine uses an old bessa brick to sit the keg on) The whole set-up costs $300 plus gas. You only need one keg as you can brew ahead and store in plastic containers in the fridge. Only takes 5 mins to refill keg and away you go again. Any other ways of doing it??????????

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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 21:20

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 21:20
mate,,the beauty of this forum is that everything is relevant.
mate of mine had a similar setup years ago,,,,nice cold beer for him every day after work,,,,,,,,
sometimes i wish i drank beer. :):)

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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 07:22

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 07:22
You have got life's pleasures all figured out!

I want to marry you!

Just imagine......... infinite COLD BEER!!!!


Wet my whistle Wolf
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Reply By: Member - Glen O (NSW) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 07:28

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 07:28
Brew, do it with some mates and its the way to go. Get some polished plating and trick up the fridge a spill areas. We get a consistent drop as we do not have to muck around with sugar and bottles. PS sterilise all components and clean your lines. Our local brew shop is a great source of info.
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Reply By: paul2.8d - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 09:09

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 09:09
Is there a taste difference when drinking it within a couple of days after it has finished fermenting, and is syphoned to a keg, gassed up and drank, compared to bottling and letting second fermentation take place and carbonation etc?????

Cheers Paul
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 10:36

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 10:36

This is my beer fridge. I have two 18L (ex Coka Cola) kegs with different home brews in the fridge. I gas the beers from a CO2 bottle alongside the fridge. I've been doing this for a couple of years & I reckon my beer is equal to any pub. There are quite a few tips that you need to know to be successful at this. I will be happy to help you.

PS: The setup ain't cheap!, but the beer can be drunk a fortnight after commencing the brew. You don't have to frig around with bottles & second fermentation in the bottle for gassing. But you will never be sorry if you go this way (only keep a few bottles for surplus beer left over after filling the kegs.

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Follow Up By: paul2.8d - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 12:41

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 12:41
Mate, im green with envy. I will keep you in mind for some tips when i get closer to being set up. I used to have 300 bottles, and if its a big weekend of darts n bbq, the empty ones sit around too long, and i get lazy and just throw em out. Keg set up definately the way to go..

Cheeeeer's Paul...
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:19

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:19
Hail Hail
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:55

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:55
Brew69 i have this set up too, three kegs in one fridge and one in a bar fridge under the bar that i made i have a tap on the bar, mate better than the pub and ya don't have to drive home. When i get home i will put some pics up of my set up.

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Reply By: bigfella - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:47

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:47
Mate, I have a homebrew shop in Bathurst. Kegging is the way to go. If you would like more info then E-Mail me at

I could fill pages on this forum about homebrew that I am sure would bore most.

Nothing like a great homebrew after work and I also have taken homebrew all over Australia in my travels.

Cheers and Hoppy brewing.
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