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Old 11-08-2008, 01:37 AM   #11
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Quick question for the keg-uninitiated... what's a collar and how does it help to use a tower instead? A tower is a tap set up, I know, so I assume a collar has something to do with a dispenser.

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The tower on a chest freezer would go out through the lid. That makes it harder to open if the back of the kegerator is against a wall. Also, towers are pretty pricey, so depending on the number of taps you want, collars can be a lot more economical. The collar allows you to run the faucet shanks right through it, without the expense of a tower, allowing you to put that money into more taps. A tower with 2 cheap faucets might cost about $250, you could easily get 4 good faucets and shanks for that price, and the collar price is minimal.

Plus, there's the issue of keeping the lines cool in the tower that you don't have with a collar.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:41 AM   #12
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heres a link to my kegerator build has pics of the process as well

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/my-kegerator-58183/

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Old 11-08-2008, 02:08 AM   #13
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Quick question for the keg-uninitiated... what's a collar and how does it help to use a tower instead? A tower is a tap set up, I know, so I assume a collar has something to do with a dispenser.

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A collar is placed between the lid and the freezer, giving a safe zone to drill through (the sides have coolant lines running through that you do NOT want to puncture! Also, the extra height in the freezer might allow kegs on top of the compressor hump.



EDIT: I'm typing slooooow tonight
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