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Old 05-12-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Pricing out my kegerator

I've looked around for probabably 3-4 weeks and priced out all of the major components and come up with the following.

Fridge: sanyo 4912 ($210) this fridge will be in the kitchen , so a cheaper used fridge will not work for our needs
kegs: ($90) I can get 4 kegs shipped for $90 on ebay
co2: ($60) 5lb tank from micromatic
regulator ($45) dual regulator from micromatic
draft tower ($100) dual draft tower from ebay

Thats over $500 and that is not including lines and fittings. I just don't see how I can make one cheaper than a real deal kegerator I can buy pre made.


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Old 05-12-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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Well, of course the 4 kegs wouldn't come with a real deal kegerator, so it's still less than $500. But I'm not one to talk - I have so much invested in my keezer at this point!!

EDIT: Also, does the real kegerator come with the fittings you'd need for homebrew? Or is it for commercial sanke kegs? If sanke, then you'll need to buy fittings anyway.

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Typical premade kegerators also only have one tap on the tower and if you're getting a 4912, I'm assuming you'll watch a 2 tap tower.

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Almost all of the ones that you see in stores are setup for Sanke kegs straight from a distributor. You would need to spend additional money in hardware to be able to connect cornies to it.

As has already been mentioned here, the ready-to-go kegerators are single faucet, although I have seen some that have 2 faucets intended for use with two 1/6 Sanke kegs. You would either have to drill into the tower and purchase a faucet/shank/line, or buy a new tower altogether.

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Old 05-12-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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Figure on replacing the faucets with Shirron or Perlick forward sealing also... at $35ish each.

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