So what is a kegerator and why would you want one? Uhhh, why wouldn’t you want one is more like it!
A kegerator is a draft beer system that dispenses liquid gold at the whims of the beer master (that’s you) in the comfort of your own home!
No, this is not fantasy land, you too can be the envy of all your football lovin’, nacho eatin’, “Oh, I brought a bag of chips but I forgot to get beer, so can I have some of your’s” friends. And for those of you with wives, think of all the money you can save by purchasing by the keg.
What Are Beer Kegerator ?
The term kegerator is just like it seems, a refrigerator for a keg of beer. But it’s really much more than that. A more accurate term is a draft beer system. The reason is that it not only keeps a keg cold, but it is also a dispensing and carbonation system.
The ad above is the best place I’ve found to learn more about and purchase not just draft systems, but any bar related accessory. Click on the picture above and check them out!
Also Read : Beer Brewing Equipment
Types of Beer Kegerator
Here are the various types of draft beer systems available for the home.
Ready to Go Systems – These are fully functional systems designed to dispense draft beer just like at a bar. Types of these include:
- Under Counter Units – made with the ventillation from the front so they can be built into the cabinet or counter. These are the perfect solution if you want to install a draft system into your cabinetry.
- Stand Alone Units – made to place anywhere in the room and are generally less expensive than under counter units.
- Outdoor Units – typically made of stainless steel and the electrical components are protected from moisture. This is a must if you want to place out at the pool or on the deck.
Refrigerator Conversion Kits – These kits (and some work on your part) will allow you to enjoy foamy draft beer for less dough.
With it, you can convert a standard refrigerator into a fully functional draft beer system. Who knows, you might just be able to build and sell some of these to your “not so handy” friends and have it pay for itself!
These Systems Are:
Easy to Do – If you can drill a hole, and possibly do some minor reorganization (depending on the particular refrigerator) you can do this modification.
Customizable – Do it how you want. If you’ve got a full sized refrigerator you’re not using, you can even have mulitple taps.
Multipurpose – Utilize the freezer part of the refrigerator to store your mugs to keep them frosty!
Things to Consider
You can save from 50% – 70% when you switch to serving draft beer from buying expensive bottles and cans.
A standard half keg contains about 15 gallons or 6 cases of beer. Think of all of the time saved making beer runs.
Being on tap, beer can be consumed in whatever quantity you desire. Say you only want 6 more ounces, no problem!
Keg beer is not pasteurized so it will need to stay cool during storage.
Make sure you learn how the systems work and do the cleaning maintenance in order to get the most enjoyment out of them.
If you would like to learn more from a reputable reseller, click to Learn About Draft Beer Refrigeration. They are experts on everything bar related. With a vast selection of equipment and how-to information and tips, they’ve got you covered.
Owning a kegerator could be a great addition to that new game room you are planning. Just make sure you share the joy with friends.