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Old 03-30-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Homebrew Kegerator Conversion Kit Suggestion??

I'm looking at turning my mini fridge into a kegerator with a door tap (can't put in a tower). Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should by the conversion kit? I'm currently kegging with a picnic tap, so I don't need the C02, regulator, etc. I've seen a few places that allow you to custom build your kit, but I have no idea what parts I still need. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-30-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Try www.kegerators.com or www.kegkits.com, they have a bunch of useful information on the subject as well as many many different kits. Cheers!

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:15 AM   #3
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Why no tower? Is that due to the refrigerant lines being on top? Seems you will be doing a lot of stooping if you have your taps coming through the door of a mini fridge.

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:23 AM   #4
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Try www.kegerators.com or www.kegkits.com, they have a bunch of useful information on the subject as well as many many different kits. Cheers!
kegkits.com has a bad reputation for poor customer service. They even made the local news in their area: http://www.whnt.com/videobeta/?watch...a-cbc8a92a5f66

I have no personal experience with them, but with stories like that I never will.

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=329 $183.95 basic regulator

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=530 $199.95 Tap rite regulator


Both are ball lock kits (pepsi keg), with a shank, faucet and handle that you mount on your front door. I'd recommend adding this though.. http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=457. It is an upgrade to the faucet that comes with the kit, and works so much better. Just search "Perlick" to see what I mean.

Cheers and enjoy
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
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I would love to be able to put in a tower, but the fridge is going to be in an area where a tower won't work.

@BaldManBrew thanks for those links, but that is more then I need. I have the keg, regulator and the gas line (currently have a kegging system with a picnic tap).

I've read too many bad things and watched the news report to ever do business with kegkits.

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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That's good to know about kegkits, I'll avoid them as well...

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:38 PM   #8
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my apologies, as I reread the original post, I totally missed the part of you already having the equipment.

So just a shank and connecting pieces. How about these.
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=303
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=131

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:44 PM   #9
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I like my kit from kegcowboy.com - it's going in this weekend.

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