If you’re thinking about bringing a kegerator into your home, let me convince you why you should do it right now!
Having both purchased and built my own kegerator, I can tell you how much I enjoy it and would never consider my home complete with out having draft beer available at all times. Read post on Edgestar vs Kegco vs Nostalgia vs Danby Kegerators Comparison chart. Scroll down below to read, how buying kegerator will save you lot of money and time.
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Kegerator
1. Beer On Demand! Is there anything better than coming home from a hard day’s work and being able to pour yourself beer to unwind with? I think not! A properly set up kegerator will always produce a mug of the cold stuff at just the right temperature.
2. Make Friends Jealous! There’s nothing that many men appreciate more than being able to pour their own big mug of tasty beer. Keep chilled mugs near by to impress them even more. Be careful though – the sight of your kegerator might turn some of your friends into big mooches that never leave. Solution: charge at the door!
3. Can’t Beat the Price! Even if you prefer the big domestic brands, you will save money. You’ll save more if you enjoy more expensive beers. Buying beer by the keg is a very cost effective way of keeping your brew habits up. Want to see how much? Check out my analysis of how a kegerator can save you money.
4. No More Bottles! Gone are the cases of empties sitting by your door. Your kegerator not only saves you money, but it’s environmentally friendly too! No more recycling or filling up landfills. If you don’t buy into that, then think of how you’ll never have to run around collecting bottles from the four corners of your house.
5. Beer Stays Fresher! Ever go to a keg party where someone’s just using one of those crappy picnic pumps? They all suck – making your beer foamy and everything else sticky. Then your beer gets warm and what ever is left after the party is useless. No more! With a kegerator, your beer stays cold and yummy. And since you use CO2 just like the big draft systems to ensure your beer not only stays cold, but with the perfect amount of head for up to 3 months.
Tired of always having to go out to a bar or restaurant for a couple of cold beers when you really just want to take it easy and relax in your own living room? Besides being inconvenient when you really want to stay at home, have you ever added up how much money you spend when drinking out in public?
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Buying draft beer by the keg not only costs much less but the quality and experience goes up as well.
For example, a half barrel keg contains the same amount of beer as does 165 cans- but try putting that many cans in your fridge or cooler for your next party! But space is not the only savings you get from a beer dispenser. Kegs are generally cleaned, refilled, and reused over and over again. While cans and bottles can be recycled and reused, this process is much more time and energy intensive than simply cleaning and refilling a keg. Did you know that the aluminum alone in the 165 cans weighs 5 pounds?!
Keep in mind that beer must remain between 38-40 degrees Fahrenheit for two reasons: for proper pouring and to maintain the freshness of the beer, as it is not pasteurized. A beer dispenser uses gas (usually CO2 or a blend of nitrogen and CO2) to push beer from the keg right out of the beer tap handles and into your glass. A small tank of CO2 attaches to a regulator, which reduces the pressure down to 10-12 psi.
A five-pound tank of gas is usually enough for about 5-7 half kegs and is relatively cheap to refill. A hose goes from the beer tap handles to the keg. All beer tap handles have a screw or keyed fitting that hooks up to the keg and another hose that runs to the faucet where the beer is poured out.
One of the most common sizes of a Beer Dispenser is designed to hold a pony keg. Some are larger and some are smaller, depending on your needs and space. Owning a beer dispenser is simply the best way to enjoy fresh draft beer for a lot less money!
Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get a Kegerator
1. No Electricity. If you live in a dirt floor hut, I would first start working on getting out of it. Maybe an education.
2. You don’t drink. Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.
3. You don’t want to be cool, have draft on demand, or any semblance of a life. Well, I guess if you have your priorities… far be it from me to judge.. nerd..
4. Kegs are Too Much of a Hassle. So is your girlfriend. You don’t seem to be getting rid of her – a kegerator will help you ignore her better. Don’t have a girlfriend? A kegerator and a little bit of networking will help. Promise.
5. You like booze, just not beer. Please be advised that you are a sissy girl. I’d like you to remove yourself from this site at once before my many kegerator punches you through your monitor.
Is it practical to buy a kegerator for home home use? Does it really store enough beer without taking up too much room? Does it keep draft beer fresher? YES, YES, and YES! If you want to SAVE MONEY and enjoy the convenience of having the FRESHEST DRAFT BEER right in your own home, you can do it with a beer dispenser! Please drink responsibly and use an inexpensive, accurate personal breathalyzer after drinking alcohol but before driving.