Questions about basic setup - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Questions about basic setup

Thread Tools
Old 06-26-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
Apr 2009
Posts: 85
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

I've been reading a lot of the docs on kegs and I want to do a home setup. I'd like a setup with at least 2 kegs and the ability to force carb one while still being able to serve the other. What I'm not yet sure about is dispensing: though having taps outside the fridge (via either the door spigots or tower) is appealing, I'm not yet ready to cut open a refrigerator. So, I'd like to get a setup that works well without altering a fridge but will be able to handle that later on if I choose to go that route.

So, the link below seems to handle the case where I open the door each time and pour from the line:

2 Keg Basic Keg Kit, Dispenses two kegs at once! (Separate Check Valves!)

While the following is for door mounts:

2 Faucet Refrigerator Conversion Kit, 2 kegs

My question is, can the latter also be used in a similar way to the former? That is, can I just have these spigots connected directly to the tubing and pour from them within the fridge? If this is the case, then I would go with the latter and maybe eventually get the nerve to cut holes in the refrigerator door to install them.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
May 2009
Camp Hill, PA
Posts: 580
Liked 19 Times on 13 Posts

You could use the normal faucets like cobra faucets although I think you could easily set them down wrong and have them dispense an entire keg while you arent around. Also I dont think you could easily dispense with 1 hand and hold a glass with the other especially with a 5" shank attached. Personally I would go with the first one you listed until you are ready to put holes in the fridge.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 06:39 PM   #3
jspence1's Avatar
Jul 2008
Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,039
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

+1 go with the cobra taps, you can buy shanks for $20 and perlicks for $40 so you lose nothing buy getting the first.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basic Kegging Questions Picobrew Bottling/Kegging 9 10-12-2012 06:13 AM
2 Basic questions skbohler General Techniques 10 10-20-2009 07:36 PM
Some basic questions seanomac Cider Forum 4 10-13-2009 05:10 PM
WTB: Basic Keg Setup in Portland, OR MurderMittenBrewing For Sale 0 07-20-2009 06:59 PM
A Couple Basic Questions Quix0tic Extract Brewing 10 05-05-2008 04:23 PM

Forum Jump