Originally Posted by alds15
Hey guys, just brewed my second home brew and am looking into kegging over bottling. I got a few questions. I live in an apartment where space is the limitation factor. Looking to get a kegerator for the 5 gallon kegs.
1. Is there any problem buying used kegs or is it much better to go new?
2. Are there space conscious kegerators that can hold two 5 gal kegs?
3. Can a single co2 tank provide for two 5 gal kegs simultaneously?
4. Would you build your own or buy it made? Pros and cons?
Its crazy how you start and then get hooked.
1. Used kegs are fine. It's not a bad idea to replace the seals but before you spend the money on those seals just give it a pressure check. If it holds pressure you're good to go.
2. You can find small kegerators that will hold two corny kegs. Check Beverage Factory, or just do an online search for a kegerator.
3. A single Co2 tank can easily handle two kegs. You'll just need a splitter.
4. I would build my own because even if you buy a new frige and Co2 tank, faucets, lines, fittings it is cheaper than buying a brand new kegerator and you can set it up for as many taps as the frige will hold kegs. Occasionally there will be a good deal on Craigslist for a kegerator.