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Old 11-17-2009, 05:09 AM   #1
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Default Kegerator -VS- Keezer! What to build?

I have decided to jump head first into homebrew and I know that I will not be happy bottle condition my brew. So........... I will be making either a Kegerator or a Keezer. I plan on having 2 brews on tap at all time, (5 gal corney's). I would also like to Lager at some point. Any pros or cons on either type. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-17-2009, 05:24 AM   #2
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Kegerator (mini fridge) if you want space and portability. It's a more discreet rig for if you want to put it in the house or apartment. Keezer if you're serious business and brew all the time and can manage up to 3 or more taps at once. Keezers are also good for the garage, but would probably stick out too much inside the house if not placed next to or in a bar. Some people use their keezer for a fermentation chiller as well.

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Old 11-17-2009, 05:31 AM   #3
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This will stay in the garage. I really like the look of some of the keezers, but I am not really down for the taps so low. Who knows, it all dispenses liquid golden Love all the same.

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:15 AM   #4
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I went with a keggerator for space and I wanted an extra freezer. Full size fridge, can fit 6 cornies with the CO2 tank on the outside.

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:07 AM   #5
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Build may be the key word here. I bought a readymade kegerator and hate it. Crappy fridges make crappy kegerators.

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Old 11-17-2009, 01:29 PM   #6
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I went with the kegerator because I found a fridge for free. It fits 4 cornies on the inside, and I have 2 taps on the door. In the freezer I keep cold glasses and extra hops.

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:26 PM   #7
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Keezers are generally thought to be more power efficient, and MAY give you more flexibility with really low temps if you think you may want to lager. Some fridges can get really cold, but I think it taxes them more to do so/maintain. Also, you can mount a tower with taps to the top of the keezer's lid--you don't have to mount them through the collar...

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:36 PM   #8
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I've had both and I love my keezer way more than my kegerator. Not even a question. Check out craigslist and you can find a freezer for cheap. I put two towers on top with 2 taps on each tower. 4 beers on draft at all times.

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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I went with the keezer. Regarding the taps being so low, mine sits on a dolly I made that sits another 6 inches off the ground. The taps are a good height with this and I can push the keezer around in my garage super easy. It literally takes one hand to pull it off the wall, get behind it, etc... When I have parties, I push it so its right against the door into the house. That way, people don't need to actually go into the garage to get a beer.

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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Keezer gets my vote. Had the kegerator and did not like it. Was hard to juggle three kegs inside always having to take one out to get to the back. Did not run as efficiently as the keezer. If you go with a large freezer you can section off part of it and maintain different temps. See http://www.oregonbrewcrew.com/freezer/freezer.html for some ideas.

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