I have a new deck I built out back and even though it is covered with 3+ feet of snow right now I am already thinking about how I am going to run my tap lines out there.
I was just given a kegging system (5 gallon corny keg, CO2 tank) and a co-worker is giving me a full-size refrigerator modified to store kegs with the holes for the taplines coming out from the sides. I have a basement utility room where I planned to put the fridge which is against the same wall as the deck, but below it by 6.5 feet (from basement floor to the height of the deck planks outside.) I have an old hole in the sill just above the foundation (close to where the fridge will be) to run the lines out with no problem, but if I were to guess I'd say it would take 12-15 feet of tap line from the keg to the serving point.
Having never used a corny keg set-up before, let along a configuration like this, I am wondering:
1. Will this work?
2. Is there a better method for doing it myself with some cheap supplies (i.e. without having to buy a kegerator)
Any other recommendations that you innovative beer lovers can suggest would certainly be appreciated.