Premade Kegerator?

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Premade Kegerator?

Post by harderj1 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:49 am

I'm thinking of buying a ready built kegerator from Best Buy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 7624868180. The tap comes out the top, it come with hoses and a pressure gauge and a CO2 tank, it's nice looking stainless steel. But it's a Sankey setup, and I put my brew in a corny.

What would I still have to buy to make this work with a corny? Would it be cheaper just to buy a small fridg and modify it?

I'm only on my 3rd batch of homebrew and haven't perfected the flavor of my beer yet so it's hard to justify a $450 purchase. Thanks guys (and gals)[/url]

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Kegerator Plans

Post by KBrau » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:27 am

I think it might be cheaper to buy a fridge and modify it, especially if you are planning to mainly use corny kegs and if you already have the kegging stuff. I have instructions on how I built my kegerator on my website www.kuenstlerbrau.com under the link "Building a Kegerator".

If you do decide to buy the premade one (which is really nice looking), it would be really easy to remove the sankey tap and install a ball lock tap. You can buy them at most homebrew shops for around $5. Let me know if you have any other questions.


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Thanks

Post by harderj1 » Tue May 10, 2005 12:15 pm

Thanks for the link. I decided to buy a regular mini-fridge, which I will adapt with a top mounted tap in the future. For now, I open the door to get to the "party tap." Glamorous? No. Functional? Very!

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Congratulations

Post by KBrau » Tue May 10, 2005 10:53 pm

Glad to hear it!! You have now realized the true american dream... Having draught beer on tap in your home.

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It can work

Post by Sapper » Sun May 15, 2005 1:06 am

You can make the store bought kegerator work for corneys.

Just take the outlet hose off of the Sanke tap and fit it onto your Corney outlet post.

Engineering is easy.

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DIY Kegerator plans

Post by Keg Cowboy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:33 am

You may have made up your mind to just buy a pre-made kegerator, however if it isn't exactly what you want you might consider just building your own. So cheap and so easy. Besides being able to serve your beer at 28 degrees F (I know I am going to catch hell but try it sometime) on a hot summer day is not an option unless you have a freezer conversion. Here are some step by step kegerator plans that will make it easy for you: http://kegcowboy.com/page3.html I will be happy to help anyone who would like to try this for themselves.

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kegerator

Post by SirProjectMan » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:17 pm

I got my kegerator from http://www.kegerators.com. I actually had to drill a whole in the top to mount a double tap tower. I needed to serve 2 different homebrews.

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Post by BurninBrewer » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:28 pm

www.beveragefactory.com has all parts and premade ones available, pretty much everything you could need and decent prices.....

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More Kegerator for less - another good company

Post by jwoody69 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:15 pm

Those are some good kegerator companies. I also like http://www.kegcowboy.com/ I know everyone has their favorites but these kits come assembled so that you only need to reconnect lines with a wrench (to install) rather than put the whole kit together from a box full of parts. The American Dream.....I love it

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