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Old 10-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default First Time Keger

Ok, I am sure there is a post somewhere on here about it, but I am hoping that I can get a couple quick thoughts on this Kegerator:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Danby-5.2-cu-ft-Beer-Dispenser-Cooler-for-1-2-and-1-4-Kegs/14978083

I am looking to keg in about 10 days and that is the ship-to-store time if I order tomorrow. Any guidance is appreciated and I will continue to look through the older threads for the wisdom I hope to find. Thanks ya'll and brew on!

PS - I know its not the best setup, but I am sure I can upgrade it to a 2-keg system in the future since its 5.2cu ft.



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Old 10-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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I just wanted to add that I would be open to other options up to about $450 or so. I am a amazon Prime member so I can get free shipping from them as well. Thanks again!



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Old 10-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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There is nothing at all wrong with this setup. I bought the same one a few weeks ago and have my first keg sitting in it. I did buy different lines because the lines it comes with are too short. You can always replace the tower later if you want to go with two taps. I'm lovin' it!

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Sounds great! I already have upgraded lines, fittings, and regulator so I should be ok there. I just want to make sure it can get sub 40deg. I'm excited to try a lager eventually with it too.

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I built my 3 tap keezer using a brand new Kenmore 7.2 for $450.

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I got my kegerator at home depot for $350 on clearance. I see a lot of site sell 2 or 3 tap towers for a few hundred. You can easily modify these retail kegerators for less then a hundred.

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Are you going to serve out of corny kegs? Cause you'll have to change out the disconnect, not too hard.

In general these units are nice of you want something that works and looks good, and you want it now. But if you have the space, think about a keezer. You could customize the components,like Perlick taps, and they'll hold more kegs.

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Yeah, I wanted to do a keezer, but I don't really have the space (poor prof. student in a duplex). I was also looking at this since Magic Chef seems to have a slightly better rep. Can anyone speak to the differences?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magic-Chef-4.9-Cubic-Foot-Keg-Cooler/13308698

I'm a vet so if I can go Home Depot or Lowes I can get an extra 10% off...

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dbrewski - I will be serving out of soda kegs and already have all the hardware to set it up with whatever kegerator I pick up.

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Sounds like you should pull the trigger then! Nothing more exciting than new equipment IMO. I bought this beat up old kegerator with one tap to use at work and I'm trying to configure it for two taps. Not exactly a plug and play proposition so far. If there is such a thing as a double tap kegerator it might be worth it.



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