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Posted: 3/13/2005 9:00:17 AM EST
Ok we drink alot of beer, cans thrown everywhere a big waste in my opinion a case of coors will cost you like 15 bucks!

A pony keg costs what maybe 20 and i have access to them and could get a good deal.

So why not build a keggerator and have a keg in my house i think we figured it out a pony keg has 7 gallons of beer, thats a great deal for 20 bucks!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:01:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 9:01:33 AM EST by TheRedHorseman]
sure why not?

ETA: now you can do keg stands instead of shotgunning cans
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:02:33 AM EST
Sounds like a plan to me.....
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:05:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Sounds like a plan to me.....



only problem is how do we keep the kegs cool? keggerators are expensive
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:06:05 AM EST
No that's a terrible idea.



Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:07:40 AM EST
Get a raidiator or something similar., put that in ice water. the beer goes in warm comes out ice cold.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:08:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Sounds like a plan to me.....



only problem is how do we keep the kegs cool? keggerators are expensive



Buy a refrigerator and modify it? It's not hard at all. Get an electric tap and just drill for all your tubes and wires and insulate around them.

We put one under the bar of my drummer's house. It works well.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:09:00 AM EST
My friends made a double out of a large freezer. It was cheaper but I guess they could never leave it on because it would freeze. Keep in mind you need special gasses for some beers.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:09:34 AM EST
sure, why not....
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:12:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By NightWatchman:
My friends made a double out of a large freezer. It was cheaper but I guess they could never leave it on because it would freeze. Keep in mind you need special gasses for some beers.



If you didn't plan on drinking the keg within a day or two, this is a good point, because you wouldn't want it to go flat. $100 deposit on a CO2 tank plus whatever a fill is and you're in business with a keg that will last longer for beer drinking goodness.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:14:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:14:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:

Originally Posted By NightWatchman:
My friends made a double out of a large freezer. It was cheaper but I guess they could never leave it on because it would freeze. Keep in mind you need special gasses for some beers.



If you didn't plan on drinking the keg within a day or two, this is a good point, because you wouldn't want it to go flat. $100 deposit on a CO2 tank plus whatever a fill is and you're in business with a keg that will last longer for beer drinking goodness.



thats the cool part the C02 tank and keg i could all get without a deposit! and if i need a refill no problem.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:16:13 AM EST
KEGGERATOR!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:16:30 AM EST
Use a C02 system instead of an air pump, so the beer will last alot longer. Also, a jockey box might be a cheaper alternative to a keggerator, plus it portable. My former roommate had one and we used to take it camping almost every weekend. Just add ice (about 1/2 bag) and you have cold beer!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:23:32 AM EST
www.kegworks.com/shoppingcart/customer/home.php?cat=424

$189 for the Standard Refrigerator Conversion Kit

$20 to $50 for an old fridge at a garage sale.






Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:33:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By DGibson:
www.kegworks.com/shoppingcart/customer/home.php?cat=424

$189 for the Standard Refrigerator Conversion Kit

$20 to $50 for an old fridge at a garage sale.

www.nostrings.org/cb4/Deb/104_0465.JPG

www.nostrings.org/cb4/Deb/104_0466.JPG







my god....its beautiful
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:50:18 AM EST
I keep a 1/2 keg in my fridge (it's a commercial-quality glass sliding-door Coke refrigerator that someone gave to me). It's definitely better tasting and cheaper to keep stocked. I swap mine out about every 6 weeks ($70 for Miller Lite, Killian's Red or $100 for Amstel Lite, Guiness, Fosters, Pale Ale, microbrews, etc.).

I don't have a CO2 unit on mine - I figure the least I can do to burn off calories is pump the thing a few times every time I pour a beer. Basically I have all I want to drink straight from a keg for ~$15/week. It doesn't last quite as long in the summer when everybody comes over and hangs out at the pool (about 50' from the keg), but it's still cheaper than buying cans!

I'll see if I can find a picture of mine. When I hosted some classes here in the summer, we all wrapped our bulletproof vests around it on breaks to cool them off. Of course it turned into some internet legend about how we'd rather protect the keg than ourselves, which was pretty funny....

Black Fox
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:00:14 AM EST
Totally tagged. I've thought about the same thing many times.

Just how long will beer keep good with a CO2 tank? A week or two? Over a month?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:03:27 AM EST
Do it you will save a lot of money great idear!!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:06:39 AM EST
We had three full size fridges with kegs in them. COs bottles all over the place. When we ran out the low man would be sent to the basement to change the kegs. It was truly cool and amazing to have beer at will.

A few of the bottles were modified with a siphon to power our paintball canisters.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:31:41 AM EST
Are there any ways to chill the lines if I want to have the tap be mounted on a surface other than the front of the fridge? Like on a wood bar? Some of my buddies in college had one, but they'd end up dumping a pint or two of room-temperature beer before they'd get to the cold stuff when they started drinking for the day.

A fridge-mount might be more practical (no loss due to warm lines), but doesnt have the style of bar-mounted. Any ideas on how to decorate the fridge so its not a giant white fridge in the middle of a rec room?

Kharn
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:14:32 AM EST
Sam's Club sells the fridges and tap with dry sink from time to time. I have thought about it several times.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:16:29 AM EST
Sam's Club:




Haier Beer Dispensing Tap System - Black
Our Beer Dispensing Tap System allows you to pour your own frosty pint of beer at home. Classier than a keg alone, perfect for parties, and ideal for an afternoon of ESPN.

Item: 121224
$444.00

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:52:18 PM EST
Making me thirsty!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:53:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Sounds like a plan to me.....



only problem is how do we keep the kegs cool? keggerators are expensive



Buy a refrigerator and modify it? It's not hard at all. Get an electric tap and just drill for all your tubes and wires and insulate around them.

We put one under the bar of my drummer's house. It works well.



Hmmm... Sounds like someone has experience in kegs
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:54:44 PM EST
if keggerators are expensive, all that means is you have an incentive to drink even more to get your moneys worth
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:55:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:58:04 PM EST
I have a kegerator and love it
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