Filling your mini keg at a microbrewery won't be any harder on a bartender than filling a standard growler a beer jug that usually holds 64 ounces as they can use the same hose they normally would. Gather your supplies You'll want to do some shopping before you start slicing and dicing. Finish by assembling your faucet tower. Then Steve took an oscillating tool and went to town, carving out all of the interior hardware and shelving on the fridge door. Note that this project takes a medium to high level of DIY skill. Better, faster internet is coming: Notice the lines in the freezer shelf above as well.
Make sure you don't use brass fittings anywhere that will come into contact with beer -- you'll end up with contaminated beer that will erode the metal.
How to build your own kegerator and install it in your countertop
For our laminate countertop, we used painters' tape to cover the area and prevent splintering, and then drilled with a basic wood saw bit. CNET Magazine. Make sure you don't use brass fittings anywhere that will come into contact with beer -- you'll end up with contaminated beer that will erode the metal. If your cabinet, like ours, has a drawer as well, you'll need to take that out, too, along with any rails, drawer hardware or anything else that might block the refrigerator from fitting inside. Install the fan in a Tupperware container by cutting a hole in the lid large enough for the fan blades.