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Old 02-21-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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I'm new to kegging and for the life of me can't figure out why so many people use them instead of just taps on the side of the fridge. Seems like all the hassle of keeping the tower cooled and insulated isn't worth what you gain for a cool looking tower.


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Old 02-21-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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I'm new to kegging and for the life of me can't figure out why so many people use them instead of just taps on the side of the fridge. Seems like all the hassle of keeping the tower cooled and insulated isn't worth what you gain for a cool looking tower.
A kegerator's always going to look like a kegerator, so I'd just go with taps on the side unless you have a short fridge and putting a tower on top makes it easier to reach and serve.

For a bar, a tower just plain looks better.


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Old 02-21-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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I'm new to kegging and for the life of me can't figure out why so many people use them instead of just taps on the side of the fridge. Seems like all the hassle of keeping the tower cooled and insulated isn't worth what you gain for a cool looking tower.
Maybe they don't want to throw their back out bending over to pour a beer.

Not everyone has the room/money to spend on a full sized fridge.

Zane have you ever been to Jd's sandwich shop? I've been going to Cookeville every Friday night for the past 10 years and never heard of it until last week. 35 beers on tap and yummy rubens.

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Old 02-21-2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've been once. They do have some good sandwiches. I can't remember what beers they had really, I just got some Killian's pitchers.
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You (your cats, kids, drunk friends, etc.) are much less likely to bump the taps on a tower.
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...taps on the side of the fridge...
What kind of fridge?
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:32 PM   #7
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It Just looks cool.....
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If I went to someone's house and saw that... I'd have to kneel and utter a short prayer of thanks to Dionysus before I could even think about drinking from it.
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I am transferring from a collar to a tower because i have my kegerator in my living room now, and although my wood working skills are acceptable, a professionally built tower looks much nicer...
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
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Like already mentioned - THEY LOOK AWESOME ON A BAR!!!! On my 4 tap tower I've got two beer, one sparkling wine and one Coke-Cola.





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