Depends what your comparing to, I picked up a chest freezer for $120, I will in the long run end up with 6 taps hanging off it. Now to get a a similar setup I would need 2 Keg King setups with three taps on each, so nearly $1200 with basic taps, probably more.zarniwoop said:Out of interest other than the cost of the fridge what's the cost of building one?
There's a few reasons: 1. I didn't have an old fridge lying around, so would have to buy one anyway. 2. Got a few other things on at the moment so right now didn't want to spend the extra time converting a regular fridge - just wanted it to "work" 3. 3 beers on tap is more than enough for me so didn't need to convert those big chest freezers, 4. It'll be living in the kitchen and I think the KK kegerator will look nice with everything else.sp0rk said:Mind if I ask your reasons for not going a converted fridge?
From scratch it will cost you about $1k+, those KK kegerators and the like are cheap BUT they are missing a fair bit, just to name afew:Out of interest other than the cost of the fridge what's the cost of building one?
IF you're buying all brand newmaxim0200 said:From scratch it will cost you about $1k+, those KK kegerators and the like are cheap BUT they are missing a fair bit, just to name afew: Gas $250 for 6kg Disconnects, 20$ apair x 3 =$60 Proper taps, as much as you want to spend. Kegs, $60ea x3 = $180 + shipping that would get your 3 tap model to the $1K mark. I personaly went the route of an aldi chest freezer, I liked the fact that you can open it up and eaisly rearrange your beer without dumping out all your cold air onto your feet. And you can buy proper aussie made floryte taps instead of those crappy yank taps :lol: h34r:
any CO2 extinguisher with a 1/4" npt outlet will work, otherwise you're going to need an adapterzarniwoop said:Thanks guys very informative.
What's with the fire extinguisher? I've seen references to this but I'm still flaky on the details? (I.e. what type of extinguisher, does it need an adapter, who fills them etc?)
After some quick research unsurprisingly this turns out to be a bad idea... apparently the mixture of water vapor left over from the air in the tank combined with the CO2 will result in an acidic compound that will corrode the tank.zarniwoop said:I wonder if this is possible with scuba cylinders....? I've got a couple hanging around....
I would dare say that's Carbonic Acidzarniwoop said:apparently the mixture of water vapor left over from the air in the tank combined with the CO2 will result in an acidic compound that will corrode the tank.
Well done mate thats a bargin!sp0rk said:IF you're buying all brand new
Or if you're like me and you're awesome at getting bargains, about $300
Free fridge on freecycle
kegs for $40 if you look around
2 andale DA taps on ebay for $40 each, they only need a service kit now 2 years after I bought them
shanks and connectors for said taps were $40 from a forum member
co2 fire extinguisher $20 at my local tip shop
refill for the extinguisher was $50
and disconnects were as you said about $20 a pair
my fridge fits 2 kegs so all up it was around a touch over $300
I believe that you can also get regs with an additional bypass outlet, so that you can hook another reg to it so that this 2nd reg gets fed with the CO2 bottle pressure, not that of the reg before it. Not 100% sure so don't quote me, but I think you can.DJ_L3ThAL said:Yep you can, also I believe it needs to flow from highest pressure at the bottle tonlowest pressure off last regulatot. Easily rectified if you forget this by swapping the d/cs around on the kegs
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