Hoping for some wisdom as I try and figure out what I want to do with my brewing. I have a nice fermentation chamber I built but realistically I am not getting below 60 degrees in it. So as I look to the future I know some things for certain:
1) I want to keg - I would like 3 taps ideally
2) I want to be able to brew black lagers
So I have spent hours looking at the radical keezer designs ( very cool), the converted fridges, the pre made kegerators etc.
Pros: economical and scale-able / flexible as I could initially just get a chest freezer and use a picnic tap. Later build a collar etc
Cons: These really aren't designed to be above freezing - rust? other issues, the work involved in modding. Longevity? Initially would have to live in garage.
Can I use a keezer as a kegerator and as a fermenter / lagering?
Pre Made kegerators:
Pros: pre made and for a specific use
Question: I f I buy for example a one tap danby on craigslist can I just change out the tower to a two tap / three tap? In general how modifiable are kegerators?
Is it best to have a separate kegerator for dispensing and a seperate maybe mini fridge to ferment in?
Sorry for so many questions really trying to analyze options and certainly appreciate any feedback.