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zanemoseley 02-21-2009 05:00 PM

Does a tower do anything special or just look cool?
 
I'm new to kegging and for the life of me can't figure out why so many people use them instead of just taps on the side of the fridge. Seems like all the hassle of keeping the tower cooled and insulated isn't worth what you gain for a cool looking tower.

SumnerH 02-21-2009 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by zanemoseley (Post 1149820)
I'm new to kegging and for the life of me can't figure out why so many people use them instead of just taps on the side of the fridge. Seems like all the hassle of keeping the tower cooled and insulated isn't worth what you gain for a cool looking tower.

A kegerator's always going to look like a kegerator, so I'd just go with taps on the side unless you have a short fridge and putting a tower on top makes it easier to reach and serve.

For a bar, a tower just plain looks better.

wildwest450 02-21-2009 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by zanemoseley (Post 1149820)
I'm new to kegging and for the life of me can't figure out why so many people use them instead of just taps on the side of the fridge. Seems like all the hassle of keeping the tower cooled and insulated isn't worth what you gain for a cool looking tower.

Maybe they don't want to throw their back out bending over to pour a beer.:D

Not everyone has the room/money to spend on a full sized fridge.

Zane have you ever been to Jd's sandwich shop? I've been going to Cookeville every Friday night for the past 10 years and never heard of it until last week. 35 beers on tap and yummy rubens.

zanemoseley 02-21-2009 05:54 PM

Yeah, I've been once. They do have some good sandwiches. I can't remember what beers they had really, I just got some Killian's pitchers.

david_42 02-22-2009 01:14 PM

You (your cats, kids, drunk friends, etc.) are much less likely to bump the taps on a tower.

BierMuncher 02-22-2009 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by zanemoseley (Post 1149820)
...taps on the side of the fridge...

What kind of fridge?

buckeyebrewer 02-22-2009 01:32 PM

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It Just looks cool.....

llazy_llama 02-22-2009 02:14 PM

If I went to someone's house and saw that... I'd have to kneel and utter a short prayer of thanks to Dionysus before I could even think about drinking from it.

RockfordWhite 02-22-2009 02:16 PM

I am transferring from a collar to a tower because i have my kegerator in my living room now, and although my wood working skills are acceptable, a professionally built tower looks much nicer...

dna_alexov 02-22-2009 03:07 PM

Like already mentioned - THEY LOOK AWESOME ON A BAR!!!! On my 4 tap tower I've got two beer, one sparkling wine and one Coke-Cola.

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL216.../355738913.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL216.../355739020.jpg


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