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KYB 03-15-2009 12:03 AM

Kegerator Security - Keeping Randoms/Drunks from Stealing my Beer
Cliffs are bolded.

Before I say anything else, I am open to sharing my beer. Not a problem. However, I live with 4 girls and I only know some of their friends. We all randomly have people over and have parties sometimes, and I don't want all my kegs getting drained. I don't have space in my room, so it will be going in the beer pong room. I will have 2 Stouts in it at all times, and another tap or two eventually. About 4/5 people I know don't like dark beer (they're the BMC crowd), so if randoms took some beer, I would think at least half would be wasted upon finding out it wasn't Bud Light.

Now, on to solutions. Could I maybe implement a type of valve in there somewhere to act as like an On/Off switch for beer, but that wouldn't mess anything up being turned on and off many times? Maybe a ball valve for the beer line/s? Would that work? I plan to have a lock on the fridge door and (unrelated) a metal plate to connect the fridge and freezer doors to open as one since I have 2 tall Guinness handles (came with Guinness faucets, got a great deal, cheaper than the typcal chrome stout faucets :) ).

JoeMama 03-15-2009 12:05 AM

They make locks for the taps themselves. This could be the beginnings of a solution.

Yooper 03-15-2009 12:11 AM

It would be easy to pull off the black disconnects (the beer line side) and lock up the fridge.

bad coffee 03-15-2009 12:30 AM

it's all about the kegbot. sounds perfect for you.

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JoeMama 03-15-2009 02:33 AM

Dude, Kegbot FTW but I think Yoopers solution seems to be the simplest... Damn womens with their logic and all.

llazy_llama 03-15-2009 02:38 AM

Alternatively, a large warning sign, a security camera, and a gun go a long way.

Pez 03-15-2009 06:05 AM

I believe THESE would solve your problem.

KYB 03-15-2009 06:17 AM

I'm looking for cheap(er) but effective solutions. I see they now have Stout faucet locks, which might work, but they are kind of expensive. The disconnect thing could work, but I would prefer a valve. Wouldn't disconnecting it spill some beer each time?

Would a ball valve work on the beer line/s though? It seems like it should. I'll have to look into the kegbot more, but I feel like it wouldn't be cheap. The girls aren't my problem, only one of them likes Stout, the rest hate it. It's everyone else. Thanks for all the help though!

RICLARK 03-15-2009 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by ODaniel (Post 1197808)
so it will be going in the beer pong room.

If there using that good homebrew for this, I suggest a Eskrima Stick because that is wrong.

MoRoToRiUm 03-15-2009 12:35 PM

To the original OP's idea, yes. An inline on/off ball valve will work (assuming you do put a lock on fridge, and they don't figure out how to get in and turn them on). Just make sure it is the right size, and you seal the connections well. It could be a source of air getting into your beer, or add tribulation to your beer knocking the CO2 out of solution. Don't get brass ones either.

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