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Old 03-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! My husband and I have been kegging our homebrew for about a year now and have decided to step up our game to get a kegerator. We are thinking that we want a 3 tap kegerator that can accommodate both corny kegs for homebrew but also perhaps 1 tap for a "guest beer." The kegerator will be living out in a space next to our kitchen, so it needs to be attractive enough to be freestanding (ie: no keezer unfortunately). I would prefer something with a stainless door finish.

What would you recommend? We had been looking at the Sanyos, but my husband's research suggests that we might need to drill a hole in the top to accommodate our needs, and we're a bit nervous about that. Is this a good brand? Is there another brand you'd recommend?

Thanks so much!

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Old 03-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Most compact fridges or kegerators will only accommodate 2 corny kegs, so you're only option if you want 3 taps is a full size fridge or a keezer.

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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Thanks. The Sanyo, from everything I've read, will hold 3 corny kegs, which is why we were initially looking at that one.

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Please list the model. I am not aware of any that hold more than 2.

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Beer meister holds 3 as well, I have one and love it.

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Please list the model. I am not aware of any that hold more than 2.
Model is BC-1206S-3. According to this spec sheet and what I've read elsewhere, 3 homebrew/commercial 5 gal kegs should fit. Is this wrong? I'd hate to spend the money to find that it won't do the job.
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Beer meister holds 3 as well, I have one and love it.
Thanks - that's good to know. Is yours set up with all corny/homebrew, or do you do a mix?
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Ah ok thanks. That is an actual "real" kegerator as opposed to the conversion fridges that a lot of people on here make. The conversion fridges have a hump on the back and only hold 2 cornies plus a 5lb CO2.

That Sanyo looks like for $900 it doesn't come with any connections. They are all listed separately depending on what you need. It looks like that will be well over $1000 once it is actually ready to use.

I built my dual regulator, 2 keg system with everything including kegs for around $500. I'll go out on a limb here, that Sanyo kegerator is an ungodly ripoff!

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Thanks - that's good to know. Is yours set up with all corny/homebrew, or do you do a mix?
All corny kegs filled with homebrew. I bought the dual tap beer meister, so I have 2 corny kegs dispensing and 1 sitting in there chilling on deck for when runs out
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As someone who is cheap/poor and converted a mini-fridge to hold 2 corny kegs, definitely get something to hold at least 4 kegs, I'd say. Of course, you'd have to get more corny kegs for this purpose. I find that I'm constantly trying to kick kegs just to get the next on tap. With at least 4 taps, I think that you'll have enough variety to avoid this problem. The only option for 4+ kegs is a keezer.

By the way, if you were kegging before, how were you serving it without a kegerator? Using 2.5/3 gallon corny kegs in the fridge?

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