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Old 10-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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After about 5 batches, and several hundered bottles of brew taking over my basement - - I've conned my wife into believing that we "need" a dual-tap kegerator for our dining room.

She said "as long as you don't try to make it yourself" (very smart!) - - we can spend the money on a decent one. I'm looking in the $500-$650 range;

Any suggestions? Or models to stay away from?

I've seen some good comments about the Kegco K199B-2; this is basically the style I'm looking for. and I'm in no real rush here - - thinking about buying mid summer 2013; so i've got plenty of time to research, and look for deals.

thanks all!
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I bought a beermeister 3-tap kegerator last spring after spilling a couple gallons of beer on the floor and myself while bottling. I love it. I bought the home brew version which came with 3 corny kegs. it has worked very well for me.
the dual tap home brew version starts around 750 including 2 refurb kegs and a new 5# aluminum CO2 tank. a great deal if you ask me.

I don't work for them, but I am very happy with their product.
www.beermeisters.com



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awesome; not sure why i hadn't come across that one yet? i like that they sell the "hombrew version" - that includes everything you'd need.

i'll keep this on my watch list.
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You can piece together your own brand new 2 tap kegerator without having to convert a fridge and save about $100, and get better faucets! Consider the edgestar br2000 (~$300, with shipping). I then purchased a dual tower with perlick faucets off ebay for $180.

Can't find a dual tap kegerator for $480, including shipping. At least I couldn't a week or two ago! You will have to drill 4 holes in the top for the tower, but that's it. I've had mine running all day and it's stayed steady at 37F.

Hope this helps!

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You can piece together your own brand new 2 tap kegerator without having to convert a fridge and save about $100, and get better faucets! Consider the edgestar br2000 (~$300, with shipping). I then purchased a dual tower with perlick faucets off ebay for $180.

Can't find a dual tap kegerator for $480, including shipping. At least I couldn't a week or two ago! You will have to drill 4 holes in the top for the tower, but that's it. I've had mine running all day and it's stayed steady at 37F.

Hope this helps!
Long shot that you'll see this...

I have a line on one of these used for $200. It looks like a good idea, and I'll likely get it, but I can't find anything about it's power consumption. Considering I'm on Long Island and we pay ridiculous energy rates, I need to be aware of these things when I make purchases!

This is a genuine compressor run fridge, right? Not a cooler that is always-on? Did you notice any appreciable jump in electricity when you started using it?

I have a coworker that bought a wine cooler from Home Depot and his bill jumped $80, since it was a Thermoelectric Cooler, not a refrigerator.

Any info would be appreciated!
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After about 5 batches, and several hundered bottles of brew taking over my basement - - I've conned my wife into believing that we "need" a dual-tap kegerator for our dining room.

She said "as long as you don't try to make it yourself" (very smart!) - - we can spend the money on a decent one. I'm looking in the $500-$650 range;

Any suggestions? Or models to stay away from?

I've seen some good comments about the Kegco K199B-2; this is basically the style I'm looking for. and I'm in no real rush here - - thinking about buying mid summer 2013; so i've got plenty of time to research, and look for deals.

thanks all!
-beermethatbeer
did you end up going with the kegco? i'm in the same boat as you and looking at that exact model with free shipping right now
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Long shot that you'll see this...

I have a line on one of these used for $200. It looks like a good idea, and I'll likely get it, but I can't find anything about it's power consumption. Considering I'm on Long Island and we pay ridiculous energy rates, I need to be aware of these things when I make purchases!

This is a genuine compressor run fridge, right? Not a cooler that is always-on? Did you notice any appreciable jump in electricity when you started using it?

I have a coworker that bought a wine cooler from Home Depot and his bill jumped $80, since it was a Thermoelectric Cooler, not a refrigerator.

Any info would be appreciated!

Volts X Amps= Watts
Watts X Hours unit runs 2-6 hours approx. X days run per year (365)= Total Watts divided by 1000 = Kilowatts X what you pay per Kw = total cost to run per year
My 20cuft keezer cost .07 per day


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