There are a few basic kegerator styles you can go with if you want build your own. Kegerator conversion kits can be purchased that will fit almost any type of refrigerator or freezer you might have.
How do you cool a beer barrel?
Garbage cans or plastic tubs
Place the keg in the tub, surround it with ice and then top up with cold water. You can then either connect a pressure regulator and beer lines or fit a picnic tap directly to the keg. Some people recommend adding ice to the water to lower the temperature.
How do you make a beer cooler?
How much does it cost to make your own kegerator?
Your initial cost for a fully functioning kegerator and a keg can be as low as $800.00, making each pint from your first keg will cost about $6.
How long does a keg last in a kegerator?
For a properly stored keg in a kegerator, how long the beer will remain fresh will depend on the style of beer. Pasteurized beers can stay fresh from three to six months. For non-pasteurized beers, you can expect the keg to stay fresh approximately two months.
Can I use a chest freezer as a kegerator?
Commercial keg coolers with tap systems get pricey pretty quickly so I decided to convert an old chest freezer (donated from a friend) into a kegerator, otherwise known as a Keezer. These are perfect for home brewers and beer enthusiasts.