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Old 01-19-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
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So I know that there are a vast number of people here with kegerators. I am geting one soon and trying to prepare accordingly. I'm curious what others keep on tap. Do you have a "guideline" that you follow for what you have in kegs, or do you just wing it? Like do you always have an IPA and a lager, or a hoppy beer and a malty beer? What do you all go by? Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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I do not have a keggerator, but if I did this is what I would keep on tap.

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:29 AM   #3
Dec 2008
Woodstock, GA
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I'm a bit of a hophead... I have a hoppy pale ale, a lawnmower american wheat, and another wheat that is carbing up. I usually try to keep at least two taps with something "regular." One tap can be experimental (imperial pumpkin, 120, lambic, etc, etc.)

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:34 AM   #4
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What I am in the mood for, and whatever is ready are the primary guidelines. I keep at least one wheat on tap, the rest is a mix.

Right now:

Amber Lager (almost gone)
Cream Ale
Light Lager
Dunkel Weiss
Cherry Wheat

Alt (aging in the back)

Next up:

Small Amber Ale
Blond Ale

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:34 AM   #5
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i like a basic stout
a blonde ale (like biermunchers centennial)
an ipa
and then something that rotates between pales, lagers, and anything else i get wild hair to brew and then keg
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:21 AM   #6
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Only three taps...all dry currently... I want to keep a stout, a basic pale ale, and an ipa on at all times though

gotta work on that

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Old 01-19-2009, 03:24 AM   #7
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I want two totally different beers at all times, so I'll do a hoppy and a malty.

Like an IPA and a brown, or an APA and a Dead Guy clone. Or an IPA and a maibock. Totally different choices, but I always have a hoppy beer on tap.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:26 AM   #8
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I always have homebrew rootbeer on tap in one keg. In the other two I keep more easy drinking beers, right now I have a fat tire clone and the other will soon have an Irish red ale.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:28 AM   #9
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I try to have ONE seasonal on tap and one "regular" beer. Meaning an IPA, APA, blonde ale...

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:03 AM   #10
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I always try to keep a nice quaffable Pale Ale & a Stout or Porter. The other two kegs will vary depending on mood/season.
On Tap - Haus Ale, Baltic Porter.
Fermenting- SNPA Clone, Half Wit

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