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View Poll Results: How many taps do you have?
One 6 2.74%
Two 49 22.37%
Three 58 26.48%
Four 53 24.20%
Six 33 15.07%
Eight 20 9.13%
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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how many is too many

As it stands now, I have a 4 tap kegorator. Essentially what stops me from brewing is that I can only have (and store) basically 4 kegs. I just bought a huge chest freezer I'm going to convert to a keezer/kegorator. I'm debating on how many taps to go with. Originally I was thinking 6, now I'm thinking 8. That would easily give me enough spares/room for growth and allow me to brew something if I had an open tap.

One of my concerns with an 8 tap tower is that they all seem to be glycol chilled. If I'm not running a glycol system I'm afraid any beer in the tower might get warm/ruined from sitting around for any period of time.

What's your experience?

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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i got 6 coming out of a fridge unit !! now, only 4 when pic was taken.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #3
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I have 3 and 3 ordered so I said 6.

The answer is: You can never have enough.....unless you are a raging alcoholic.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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I have 3 and would love to at least double that if not more. If I were you, instead of a tower I would build an insulated collar for your taps to come through. Inexpensive and no need for glycol to chill anything since you already have the keezer doing that....

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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Eight, but a bit of a cheat. Four taps in my house in the country and four in my wife's place in the metroburb.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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I've got four in a small chest freezer and two more in a dorm fridge, but the dorm fridge is more of a floater. To make up only having four full-time taps, I've started brewing and bottling in champaign bottles. Those are typically reserved for saisons, but I plan to unleash a fury of higher gravity Belgian love with hopes of aging for long periods of time without tying up my precious four taps. The other thing I've been doing is kegging/carbing a beer to get it just right, then bottling from the keg. I haven't keg bottled a full batch yet, but even a 12pk here and there definitely helps free up kegs quicker. I like that option as it gives me a wide variety of beers that I have available to drink/give out at any one time.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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Yeah, if you go the collar route, you can start with 6 and move to 8 down the road if you need to. I did that with my keezer... It'll hold 6 kegs (I keep the CO2 on the hump) but I only started with 5 taps, and had trouble even keeping 5 taps populated with my limited pipeline at the start. Now I just upgraded and added the 6th tap...

The nice thing about a collar setup is that it's easy to build, and should you want to upgrade down the road to a tower, you'll know more about whether you *actually* need 8 taps after you've had experience with the collar first.

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I have 6, but I've never been able to have more than 4 on tap at any one time.

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #9
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I have six...but really seven (wasn't an option). A 4 tap keezer, a kegerator with a dual tower, and another kegerator in the man room with a single tap.

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
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I'm going to guess (before I vote) that 6 will be the most popular answer..... I have 6 also.

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