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Building a kegerator from a wine fridge

I am thinking of making a kegerator for 3 gallon pin lock corny kegs. Is there any issue with using a wine fridge to do this? I thought the size was right, as it can tuck away on my countertop and it ...
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How do I extend my kegerator beer line run properly?

I have a built in kegerator in my kitchen, under the counter style. It is connected to a three tap handle tower and the lines are about 3 feet long. The noise from the compressor/fan is louder than I ...
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How can one keg be overcarbonated on a 4-line setup when all the other beers pour just fine?

A while ago I purchased a 4-line kegerator, I have one CO2 tank that carbonates 4 kegs of beer at around 11 psi. When I bring a new uncarbonated keg online, I just add it to an empty gas line and let ...
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Can I switch keg from regular pump to kegerator

Would it be possible for me to use a regular store bought pump to tap a keg, then untap it and place it in a kegerator with a co2 pump without the keg going flat? Would I be able to change out the ...
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Keezer ~ Collar vs Faucet top tower

I am just getting ready to setup my keezer. I like the ease of use with a collar, but my little 7 cubic foot freezer is only as tall as my junk. I am concerned that it will be uncomfortable to draw a ...
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Balancing: Correct Serving Pressure Vs Beer Line Length

How long should my beer lines be in my kegerator or keezer for the perfect pint?
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Clean kegged, put back together wrong

I recently brewed my second batch of 2x 5 gallon beers. The first time, kegs were recently reconditioned and so I did a quick clean and filled them up. This time, being some time later, I went ahead ...
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Why am I getting foam in my keg line when dispensing?

I have a two-tap kegerator which I use to dispense commercial 5-gallon kegs. My lines are about 3 feet long1 and I keep my pressure at 10psi and my temperature relatively cold. Whenever I draw from ...
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Converting Frigidaire freezer into kegerator

I'm trying to find a good deal in freezers to convert into kegerator, and I found a very good price in this specific model Frigidaire FFC0723DW, but I'm totally noob in cubic feets and all the ...
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I have a keg, now what?

A co-worker of mine had a roommate move out and leave his brewing stuff behind, including two 5 gallon kegs (pictured below). Co-worker ended up giving them to me for free. Obviously you need a CO2 ...
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Can forced air be used effectively to cool a second chamber from a keezer?

Would it be possible and effective, without causing undue stress to the keezer, to temperature control a second insulated chamber? I would like to be able to control fermentation temps and/or run ...
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convert pump tap to kegorator tap

I have a "party" pump tap. I want to convert this to use on a DIY kegerator. Can this be done? After taking the tap apart it looks pretty basic: CO2 in one side, beer out the other. I am specifically ...
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Are pre-fab kegerators modifiable?

I am considering options for kegerators... on a budget. I have scoped out Craigslist, and I have seen a few pre-fabricated kegerators (not that I'm sold on going that route). Obviously, the one-tap ...
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Does kegging require a fridge

I was planning on building myself one of these for the summer: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/portable-igloo-cooler-kegerator-172047-post1990392/ I currently bottle all my beer and don't own any ...
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Kegerator Parts for Ball-lock kegs

I know the difference between ball-lock and pin-lock kegs. My question arises in the fact my kegerator is set up for a commercial keg and I need to convert it to fit my ball-lock keg. This is the ...
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Would it be possible to connect a keg (or series of kegs) to a soda fountain?

Before I go converting my old refrigerator into a kegerator, I was wondering if there was a way to possible connect my keg(s) to a soda fountain? It may grate against the traditionalist tap handles, ...
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Fruit flies in kegerator faucets

My kegerator is stored in the garage, and lately fruit flies have been flying into the open ends of the faucet to drink the beer (and subsequently die). Hence, I've been getting a fly with every ...
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Kegerator CO2 Line

New to the homebrewing boards and I was hoping someone could help me with a quick kegerator question. I picked up a Danby DKC146SLDB from Costco over the weekend and I just got around to setting it ...
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Got first 2 kegs and need advice

I just bought two 15.5 gallon kegs yesterday from a local brewery that is closing its doors. They asked for $15 each so there was no way I could pass them up. They are in great condition. I would ...
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Is a dual-body CO2 regulator worth the additional cost?

I have a five cubic foot chest freezer converted into a kegerator. Since I set this up, I've had a standard regulator and one corny or sixth barrel sanke keg in there at a time. I'm planning to slowly ...
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CO2 Bottle inside or outside Keezer?

I'm building a keezer and am not sure what to do with the CO2 bottle. Most folks seem to put it inside the freezer but this troubles my over beer'ed mind. Wouldn't the regulator give a different ...
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Can I use a filtering kit with sanke kegs?

I just built a d-coupler kegerator, and picked up a few pony sanke kegs from a friend. I've been looking to start filtering some of my homebrew, but all the kits I see online require soda kegs. Is ...
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Is there a standard size for CO2 tank nozzles?

I'm thinking of buying this kegerator on Amazon, but was wondering if the smaller tank size will make it harder to find a place to fill it. Also, if I'd like a bigger tank at some point will the ...
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Glosan and soapy taste

Cleaned lines with Glosan (followed directions and flushed with a keg of purified water) and now there is a soapy taste to the beer. Anybody else have this happen? suggestions for how to avoid this ...
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How long do I have to finish a keg once it's been tapped?

I have a kegerator setup with CO2 and a tap. Once a keg has been put into the kegerator, how long will it stay good? What can I do to ensure that I get the longest life possible out of a keg once ...
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What is the best way to seal a kegerator?

I am trying to prevent condensation in my kegerator, and it seems that sealing it as good as possible is a great idea. I have a chest freezer with a wooden collar where the faucets are installed and ...
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List of current mini fridge makes/models that will fit 5-gallon kegs?

Any fellow homebrewers out there have a suggestion on a current make/model minifridge (not full-sized fridge or chest freezer) that will fit 5-gallon corny kegs? I've seen many suggestions of ...
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How do I prevent condensation in my kegerator?

I have converted a chest freezer into a kegerator by building a wooden collar around the top and re-mounting the freezer lid on that. I installed four faucets in the front and have a hole in the back ...
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Bottling kegged beer

My dilemma is this. I received a rare beer in a 1/2 barrel keg. I've been nursing on this beer from my kegerator now for 5 weeks (even had a party) and I've still got 5 gallons left. It sits at 9% so ...
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Choosing a good refrigerator/freezer for kegerator conversion

Does anyone have experience and recommendations for a good fridge/freezer for conversion into a kegerator? I'm basically choosing between a full sized fridge, a mini-fridge and a chest freezer. I'll ...
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Dual Faucet Kegerator and kegs

I am looking for a good dual faucet kegerator for home brewing. I brew in the normal 5.5 gallon batches. I am wanting to move away from bottling and into kegging, and I really want to be able to do ...