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What is a Kegerator?

What is a Kegerator?

Want beer on tap at home? Get yourself a Kegerator.

What’s a Kegerator? 

Essentially it’s a purpose built fridge, designed to hold a keg of beer and keep it cold.

It has beer taps and a gas bottle for dispensing the beer from the kegs into a glass, chilled of course,  just like at the pub. 

Whether you convert a standard fridge into a kegerator or buy a custom built one - like the Keg King  Fastap Master XL

A kegerator includes the following parts:

  • The Fridge - purpose built kegerators are similar in size to a bar fridge and generally fit 3  - 4 19L Cornelius (corny) kegs or one standard 50L commercial keg.
  • Font and Taps - the font is the tower on top of the fridge, which connects to the beer taps. Most people go for a 2 or 3 tap font, it depends on the size of your fridge and how many different drinks you want to have on tap. 
  • Gas Bottle and Regulator - To dispense the beer, you will need a CO2 regulator and regulator to maintain the correct pressure in the keg and give you that perfect pour. 
  • Hoses and Lines - for the beer and the gas. The lines connect the keg to the taps and gas bottles via the pushfits . Purpose built fridges come pre lined - making them really easy to set up.
  • Pushfits & Disconnects - the connect the keg to the beer lines and gas lines
  • Kegs - to hold the beer of course! Kegs come a variety of different sizes, 9L and 19L stainless steel corny kegs, which is what most home brewers use. You can also get 50L commercial kegs or PET kegs are also available these days. 
  • Coupler - if you are using a commercial keg, you will need a Coupler to connect the keg to the disconnects and beer lines.There are different types of couplers, so make sure you get the one that is compatible with the type of keg you have.
  • Drip Tray - as the name suggests, it catches the drip or the beer that is spilt when pouring a beer, as a standard inclusion they are plastic, you can pimp it up with some shiny stainless steel. 

All of these parts connect to create a kegerator - a magical bit of kit that will give you beer on tap at home. 

There are plenty of package options available, with fridges that hold from 4 up 10 corny kegs. 

Purchased one and want to know how to set it up? Check out our post on Setting up a Triple Tap Kegerator.

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