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Take Your Beer Brewing Up A Level With A Kegerator

 

The very basic equipment set up for beer brewing will not include a kegerator. Most brewers new to beer brewing will start off bottling their brew. However, at some point, you may want to consider kegging your beer, as this is a step many home brewers graduate to at some point in their beer brewing experience. It is a level of advancement in beer brewing, and you can't be a beer brewing snob if you don't have a kegerator. What exactly are the advantages of using a kegerator?

 

One advantage is you can always have beer ready to go whenever you want. It can be an easier method of delivering beer, especially when you have a gathering of friends. A kegerator not only keeps your brew cold, but also carbonates your beer. There are basically three types of kegerators available to home brewers.

 

Under the counter units, which as the name implies, can be added to or built into a counter or cabinet.

 

There are also stand alone units, which allow for mobility and more options as far as where in your home you want it to be. There are also outdoor units perfect for the backyard. These units are especially for outside use and are extra durable. Kegerators can be made of stainless steel to protect them from the elements outside. But these are great choices to add to your backyard for parties and cookouts.

 

You don't necessarily have to purchase any expensive kegerators. You can look online at sites like Craigslist or eBay for used kegerators, or, you can build your own. This is yet another example of a DYI project within the beer brewing community. Simply take an old refrigerator and get a conversion kit.

 

These kits will turn your fridge into a kegerator and allow you to enjoy fresh, delicious home brew on tap without having to spend too much money. A little effort pays off--you turn the fridge into a home beer system. This project isn't too hard to do, you can customize it, and you now have a fridge that can serve many purposes. The choice you make will certainly depend on your budget, circumstances and needs. However, this addition is a very nice upgrade and takes you deeper into the beer brewing experience. Watch this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfdnQJg_47c for more details about beer kegs.

 

Here are some important tips if you are thinking about going with a kegerator at this website. Over time, a kegerator can save you money. Instead of having to buy bottles, you can use the kegerator to store your beer. Plus, you save on storage space. The typical half keg home brewers use can hold up to 15 gallons of beer, which is the equivalent of 6 cases of beer.