I was recently given two ball lock corny kegs. They have the disconnects as well as some tubing, a regulator, and a hose with a plastic tap on the end. I am debating how to do it, but I would like to build a keezer. I was thinking that it would not be that expensive.
^^That freezer went on sale for 180'ish recently, I am thinking it will be below 200 at some point and I may buy it. If you look at the reviews with pictures, there is a guy that painted his black. It looks very nice, I might do that.
I was pricing out the parts I need. I was thinking it would be nice to have 4 taps, 2 of which would be mine and possibly 2 guest taps. I would get those from local brew pubs or breweries that would sell 1/6 barrels. I think I drink more than I have time to brew.
I priced out the parts at the LHBS the other day, and it is going to be a lot more expensive than I anticipated. For each faucet, they quoted me the following:
faucet head 21.99
hex nut 2.5
tail piece 2.99
So that's just under $200 in faucets alone.
So reevaluating my situation, I am thinking maybe I will start out by just having a home brew keg and a guest keg. I could get a CO2 5lb aluminum for 63 shipped
or else a reconditioned steel from the same seller for $15 less in 4 lb.
I am thinking that to start out with, maybe I won't buy the freezer. Instead I would just have the keg, CO2 and regulator. I was thinking I could pour the beer into a growler and put it in the freezer or fridge to chill it. Is this a decent option?
I am thinking that I will be mitigating a risk here. In the event that draft beer is a fleeting interest, I won't be out too much. It will also be easier on the pocket book to spread the costs over a greater period of time.
Have any of you gone this route? Or do people just go straight to a keezer?