Hi, and welcome to beerkeezer.com! If you landed on this page on purpose then you are also a fan of or in the beginning stages of building yourself a keezer.
First, let me tell you, having a keezer or kegerator in your home is one of the best investments for yourself you can do. If you’re a fan of craft beer you understand that it is best served cold and from a tapped. And your investment will save you dollars over time, that is a fact!
About Me and Beer Keezers
A little bit about me, my name is Bob Rock, and I am formally from Wisconsin. When I say that some of you will understand, this is the land of beer. Miller, Pabst, and other giants once ruled.
I met my wife in 2014 and we married and I since relocated to Minnesota, which is arguably the land of 10,000 lakes and beers!
But before marriage, I have always loved the idea of making your own beer.
Brewing my own beer
To back up to almost 20 years ago, when I brewed my first batch of beer. I was in love with this, I made my own beer! What a huge skill to have. If for some reason I got trapped on an island with a few friends, I would probably become the leader of the tribe based on being able to brew.
But besides all that, brewing beer was amazing but the one downfall was the bottling process.
- Keeping bottles clean and sanitized
- Over carbonating
- The time
- Clean up
- And worst of all, waiting for an extra 2-weeks for the beer to be ready after it had already gone through the brewing process 6 weeks prior!
That’s when I thought about kegging the beer. You cut down the time and clean-up tremendously.
Keg it and then what?
Since I live in the North and its cold 9 months out of the year, I figured I would be able to leave the keg outside and grab a beer whenever I liked. And this is when I learned my second lesson on kegging your beer.
You need to invest in the proper equipment. And so researching and thinking about how a poor dude in an apartment can brew beer, keg it, and keep it cold to drink I came across a DIY plan.
Can you convert your old dorm fridge into a kegerator?
Here is the deal, you totally can convert your old fridge to become a kegerator, if you do it right and carefully. My first time doing it, messed up and bent the cooling element which turns out to be the shelf in the unit. Now I have a broken fridge and no cold beer.
At this point, I realize I need to come up with another plan. The fridge was free and would have been ideal for my situation, but that failed.
I visit my local beer supply company and start chatting with them about everything I have gone through and what I should do now.
That’s when I was introduced to the term “keezer“.
What is a keezer?
It is two things formed into one, a kegerator and a chest freezer make up the word keezer.
And once I saw how easy it was to do, I went out and bought a brand new chest freezer. I took this thing into my apartment and built the lid, glued it on and drilled some holes!
It was basic but brilliant, I have tap beer in my apartment!
Keezers have become a thing of their own, like brewing beer, the craftsmanship that gets put into some of the keezers I’ve seen is an art form. I hope this website influences you to build your own.
Thanks for stopping by!