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Old 09-28-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default About to start kegging - debating 2 tap kegerator vs 3 tap keezer

Got all the equipment except a tank and a fridge/freezer. However I'm stuck: I don't ever see myself going past 2 kegs of beer, but I get the impression a lot of people underestimate how many taps they'd use.

On the one hand, the minifridge conversions with towers seem to look nicer, but that 3rd tap is tempting. What say you, HBT?
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Option C: - four taps
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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Haven't ordered mine yet but I am getting a kegerator within the next 2-3 weeks and am definitely going with 3 taps.


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Old 09-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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I went from 2 taps and then made an 8 tap keezer. I would say 2 won't be enough but you don't have to go with 8. Also depends on how much you drink and how fast. I drink occasionally and have people over so that's why 8 is good for me. Its good to have a variety on tap instead of just 1 or 2. I would say 3-4 would be a good number. Think it out and plan it out but at least have something you can possibly upgrade on if you do decide to start off with only 2.
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I plan to go for four taps in my keezer with plenty of room to lager or stash bottles.
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Kegging offers a freedom from bottling that's awesome! It does, however, limit your pipeline in a way bottles don't.

My custom keggerator has a 3 tap coffin box which I love! But I'm in brew mode and have three finished beers waiting for a keg to open up, and I still want to brew more. I don't drink like a frat boy any more, so my pipeline is officially log jammed!

Long story short, the more kegs you have, the better pipeline you can build. Plus, variety rules!
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I'm gathering materials for a four-tap keezer right now. My reasoning for going with four is:
- One for a darker beer (stout, porter, etc ..)
- One for a hoppy beer
- One for a wheat beer
- One for a lighter beer (cream ale, blonde ale, etc ...)

That covers my tastes pretty well and allows variety for whatever I happen to be in the mood for.
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- One for a darker beer (stout, porter, etc ..)
- One for a hoppy beer
- One for a wheat beer
- One for a lighter beer (cream ale, blonde ale, etc ...)
- One for cider/hard lemonade
- One for champagne
- One for soda for kids

that is 7, then you need to add....

- Seven for carbing the one in queue for all taps.

Think that will cover it.

... unless you need nitrogen for your stouts. DAMN

- Two for nitro setup

So anywhere around 16 will do nicely.
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So anywhere around 16 will do nicely.
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- One for cider/hard lemonade
- One for champagne
- One for soda for kids

that is 7, then you need to add....

- Seven for carbing the one in queue for all taps.

Think that will cover it.

... unless you need nitrogen for your stouts. DAMN

- Two for nitro setup

So anywhere around 16 will do nicely.
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Seriously though - I went with four for the same logic (light, dark, hoppy, specialty).

It works great, but I really wish I had a fifth branch on my CO2 manifold so I could be carbing/aging one keg, and serving from four.
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