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kegerators - advice on getting one?

Who's got one, what brand, and what advice do you have?

I'm looking to get one, would like to get a good one as cheap as I can. I see Costco has a Dandy model for under $400.

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Unless you're getting a commercial one, just get a used old fridge and add a tap, they use the same amount of electricity and get colder.
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Unless you're getting a commercial one, just get a used old fridge and add a tap, they use the same amount of electricity and get colder.

Yep, and you can still use the freezer.


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Yep, more former BIL had one in an old fridge, worked great for years.


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Yes, for late night snacks after you had a lot to drink and you're hungry!
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We had a converted fridge/freezer back in college. Frozen pizza in the freezer and pizza boxes sitting on the keg in the fridge. Man I miss those days!!
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I agree with the old fridge build. I know a couple of people who had an old fridge, added a tap to the front door and were good to go. Freezer holds ice for mixed drinks. You can also fit a bigger CO2 tank inside.
For refilling the CO2, ask around at a few liquor stores in the area. The Coors distributor used to refill the tanks for free, don't know if they still do. All you had to do was leave your tank with the liquor store the day before and it would get filled with the rest of tanks when the Coors truck showed up. They might charge now.


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Only challenging part about using an old fridge, I want to put it in the kitchen.

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I had one, it is still in the family but doesn't get used on a regular basis.

My only advise, if your not going to have friends around to help you with it only buy pony kegs. A keg is only good for about a month and a pony keg will moderate you more. It leads to drinking too much.


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I have a True brand kegerator, which is a commercial grade one. I picked it up off Craigslist for about 500 bucks. I love it, however they can be finicky. It took me at least one keg to get the temp and CO2 dialed in. After that all I had to do was clean the hoses and tap after each keg. Draft Keg Beer Equipment, Taps, Kegerators | Micro Matic USA has all the parts, accessories and even kegerators for sale, however retail commercial kegerators will run you about 1k new.

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Here's my advice: get one and invite me over.

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I had one, it is still in the family but doesn't get used on a regular basis.

My only advise, if your not going to have friends around to help you with it only buy pony kegs. A keg is only good for about a month and a pony keg will moderate you more. It leads to drinking too much.
Depends on the beer, ive uad kegs for much longer than a month
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Depends on the beer, Ive had kegs for much longer than a month


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This is my second Kegerator. It will freeze it at 60% dial. My old one never really got that cold, it was a Haier. I have a hole drilled in the granite with a plug when I use the tower for parties. I usually just use a dispensing gun for regular use. I also keep the co2 bottle in the fridge also. Sorry about the pic quality. It was night time.


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Thanks for the post @Dirte' , that's what I'm looking to do.

Sounds like the Dandy brand is a good one.

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