A kegerator (aka Beer Fridge) is a great way to store and dispense beer, and it can be used for both home brewing and commercial beer. Beer fridges are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer a convenient and environmentally friendly way to store and dispense beer. Some of the benefits of beer fridges;
Save time by eliminating the need for bottles
Convenience of having between one and 12 different brews on tap at the same time that are ice cold
Less waste from eliminating cans and bottles
Your beer is always cold, so you can enjoy a refreshing glass of beer whenever you want
Awesome customisable tap options
You will be the envy of all your mates
Possibly one of the best benefits of a beer fridge is that it's not just for beer! There are many applications such as sparkling water, pre-mixed spirits, non-alcoholic gin or even wine!
The sheer scale of options from suppliers out there today is amazing we will list a few below:
Build your own Kegerator
When deciding which option is right for you, consider what you would like to dispense from your Beer Fridge and your budget.
Let's go into a few of these options and then we can provide recommendations for which system you should choose.
A kegerator is a beer fridge that allows you to store and dispense beer from a keg. Kegerators are a great way to enjoy a fresh, cold beer on tap, and they can also be used to store beer for parties or events. Many kegerators come with features like temperature control, so you can make sure your beer is always served at the perfect temperature. Some models even come with built-in beer taps, so you can pour your beer without having to open the fridge door. Whether you're a beer lover or just looking for a convenient way to store and dispense beer, a kegerator is a great option.
Generally, Kegerators have up to a maximum of 4 taps, 1-2 taps for commercial beer setup, and 4 taps for a homebrew setup. I always suggest taking the 4 tap version as you can dispense sparkling water. a non-alcoholic option like ginger beer and then have your beer, bourbon and coke or wine on the remaining two taps.
2. Commercial Kegerator
A commercial beer fridge, or kegerator, is a specialized refrigerator that is designed to store and dispense beer. These Kegerators are typically larger than standard home refrigerators, and are even larger than a Kegerator, the largest size we have sold holds about 16 x 19l Corny kegs or 5 x 50l kegs.
Most commercial beer fridges are equipped with one or more beer taps, we suggest the modular font system, which allow users to easily fill glasses or pitchers with beer. In addition, many kegerators also have a built-in drip tray to collect spilled beer. Whether you own a bar or restaurant, or you just love beer, a commercial beer fridge is a great way to keep your favorite beverage chilled and ready to drink.
3. Build your own Kegerator
A household fridge that has been modified with taps to dispense draft beer. The word “kegerator” is a combination of the words “keg” and “refrigerator.”
To build your own kegerator, you will need the following:
Household fridge [Second-hand fridge of Gumtree or Facebook Market place, try to get a fridge only]
You can find all of these items at your local homebrew shop or online. Once you have all of the necessary equipment, follow these steps:
2. Install the CO2 tank and regulator. The CO2 tank will provide pressure to dispense and carbonate the beer.
3. Install the ball locks or keg coupler. The keg coupler is what connects the beer line to the keg.
4. Attach the beer lines to the keg coupler. The beer lines transport the beer from the keg to the faucet.
5. Install the faucet(s). The faucets are what you will use to pour the beer into glasses.
6. Chill the keg(s) of beer in the fridge for 24 hours before serving. This will ensure that the beer is properly carbonated.
Every homebrewer or beer enthusiast enjoys a cold beer with the convenience of draught dispensing. Ice cold beer can now go anywhere with you. It has made homebrew easier and allowed for a more consistent approach to the quality of the brew made.