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Old 08-15-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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I'm working on the new kegger and have to decide if I stick with four taps or go to six or maybe just four now but allow space for two more. I'd like to add a stout tap at some point. I'm doing things a bit differently, the taps will be on the side rather than the front. That way I don't have to worry about hitting the taps when I'm swapping cornies.

[I know, you're wondering why I'm concerned when this is just a 5 cu ft freezer. Magic! More later.]
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:02 AM   #2
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Holy smokes, a double wall collar. That's some next level sheeeet. Are you making it a double decker or something. If you can fit 6 kegs, go with 6 faucets. Why not.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:26 AM   #3
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6, go for 6. More pics too!

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Old 08-16-2007, 02:42 AM   #4
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4 regular taps, 1 stout tap and an engine...

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Old 08-16-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dantodd
4 regular taps, 1 stout tap and an engine...
I second that.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:57 PM   #6
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Ahh you must be like me. You need an enabler to tell you to go for six, even though you know very well that you want six all on your own. I'm the same way, don't worry. I find that it helps me justify things to ask a friend who knows darn well the answer I want to hear. Of course six!

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Old 08-16-2007, 09:00 PM   #7
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do really need help with that question? Hmm let me see should I have a little beer or a lot! do I want some money or some MORE money... come on! 4 or 6? I say 7!
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:03 PM   #8
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why stop at 6? Go for 12!

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Old 08-16-2007, 09:03 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by dantodd
4 regular taps, 1 stout tap and an engine...
If you can only fit six (and I'm waiting to see the magic), then that's the way to go. But a 23 cu ft freezer with maybe 10 or 12 taps would look pretty good, too
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:14 PM   #10
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That freezer looks the same size as mine, I only fit 3 cornies.......
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