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Old 06-28-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Apartment kegging

I'm thinking of making the switch to kegging because bottling takes way too damn long. I figure I'd keg-condition instead of force-carbing for now since CO2 seems expensive.

Trouble is I live in an apartment, and my kitchen is rather small, so I can't figure out an unobtrusive place for a kegerator.

Who else kegs their beer in an apartment? Is it worth it, or do I wait until I have a house?

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Old 06-28-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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My kegorator lives where I should have a washer and dryer. Who needs clean clothes?

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Old 06-28-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Problem there is I HAVE a washer/dryer

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Old 06-28-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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Well if you want to keg now, I'd recommend getting a mid-sized fridge: one that doesn't have a freezer compartment. Takes up the least amount of room for two cornies and you can have a tower on top. Depends on whether you've got the space in your living room/ den. I suspect you can find a corner for a couple taps

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Out of curiosity, how long does it take you to bottle a batch?

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You could keg, condition, then pull of growlers as you need to refrigerate. Might take a few attempts to get the carbonation levels right wit hthe temp changes and all, but doable.

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A dorm fridge can fit one or two kegs, or a small chest freezer could work too.

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I bought a kegerator from sams that sits in my "dining room". It fits 3 kegs and is the size of e mini refrigerator.

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Mini-fridge for me. It holds 2 kegs and has a tower on top. I have it in my living room.

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I too think that naturally carbonating the beer and using a mini fridge to chill before serving is the best way to cost-effectively get into kegging.

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