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Old 01-14-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default Anyone run two keezers at different temperatures?

Just wondering if anyone ran a multi-tap keezer and had a second kegerator, say specifically for stouts, that you had set warmer than your keezer. It would take a little bit more change to make it happen, but wouldn't that be ideal?

I haven't got into kegging yet, but want to. Are there any downsides to this I might be missing?

I tried searching for this, but couldn't find anything. If it's been discussed in depth, please link!

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Old 01-14-2012, 12:55 AM   #2
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Sounds ideal to me. Plus a 3rd for temperature control fermentation if I could. I think the main downside would be 1) $ 2) space 3) power (don't run them all on the same circuit breaker?)

#1 is my main issue, followed by #2 since I'm in an apartment.

You'd probably have a separate gas setup for the stout area too, unless you were running lines from a central tank since you'd need to consider whether or not you're using nitrogen.

There's nothing wrong with a slow buildup either. Currently I have one minifridge filled with bottles, sometimes I'll use it for a temperature controlled 1 gallon batch.. it's tiny. My food fridge/freezer (with beer and where I sometimes cold crash a 7 gallon bucket fermenter) and my 4 corny keg keezer. Not quite the same, but you know... It's just beer creep.

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Just wondering if anyone ran a multi-tap keezer and had a second kegerator, say specifically for stouts, that you had set warmer than your keezer. It would take a little bit more change to make it happen, but wouldn't that be ideal?

I haven't got into kegging yet, but want to. Are there any downsides to this I might be missing?

I tried searching for this, but couldn't find anything. If it's been discussed in depth, please link!
I built a single keezer with dual temperature capability using 2 freezers. I do not run beer lines to both sides, but it wouldn't be hard to modify it to do that.

Since mine was in a freestanding structure I built in my backyard, my goal was to have a keezer with a freezer. Wanted a place for Ice for mixed drinks, maybe frozen snack foods, etc.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-v...keezer-219768/

I really need to get busy and update the build thread.
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The keezer on the left is ales/lagers. The kegger on the right is stouts and dark beers. Eventually the 'stout' kegger will have nitro. At least thats the plan.

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The keezer on the left is ales/lagers. The kegger on the right is stouts and dark beers. Eventually the 'stout' kegger will have nitro. At least thats the plan.
That's exactly what I had in mind. And the nitro would be icing on the cake. Awesome set-up.
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I had the Kenmore kegger for years before I started brewing my own. The hobby quickly out paced the poor thing so, the keezer was the next obvious creation.

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