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Old 08-25-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone knows a european kegarator seller that would do one plus all equipment (taps, pipes a keg) for about $400?

They all seem very expensive for what essentially is a fridge with a hole drilled in it.

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone knows a european kegarator seller that would do one plus all equipment (taps, pipes a keg) for about $400?

They all seem very expensive for what essentially is a fridge with a hole drilled in it.
buy a cheap used fridge and drill a hole in it. in the states, we have a dirt cheap one at Home Depot that can be modified for homebrew kegs for less than $400

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #3
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Yeah im a bit far from the states mate

We dont really have anything as cheap as a home depot over here so even a small fridge would cost a fair bit, then theirs the keg and lines and a tap and co2......bah!, i hate bottle washing

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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commercial kegerators, you're just paying for someone to do the work for you. that's why $200 in parts and a fridge goes for $400.

well that and the fact that mis-drilling the fridge (hitting the freon line) gives you a useless box with a door that won't get cold anymore.

if you are 'handy' you can build your own, cheap.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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What would you spend on the lines, tap, co2 and a keg? I presume there is no vast quality difference in taps etc ( i really dont know any brands )

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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buy a cheap used fridge and drill a hole in it. in the states, we have a dirt cheap one at Home Depot that can be modified for homebrew kegs for less than $400
what fridge is that? curious..looking for one

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:41 AM   #7
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I bought my taps and gas from Home Bars Ireland, Wunderbar Home Bars Ireland, Beer Coolers Ireland, the quick disconnects I got with the kegs from Norm on E-bay. Lines from The Homebrew Company, One Stop Homebrew Shop, and the fridge off gumtree. I still have to put it together but I have everything but the wood.
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