A homebrew kegerator should be on the top of any homebrewers list.
As any homebrewer knows, bottling your beer is a good way to start out. You learn the process and it's inexpensive, but there comes a time when you just get tired of bottling. It maybe after your first batch or maybe your 10th but sooner or later we all dream of kegging our beer and serving it from a kegerator.
Having a kegerator will save you a lot of time. No more spending hours boiling your water for your priming sugar, cleaning cases of bottles, painstakingly filling one at a time and then finally capping each one.
Kegging your homebrew is quick and easy. There is only one thing to sanitize and fill and most will force carbonate their kegs to eliminate the need for priming sugar. This will leave you plenty of time to make that next batch or maybe just kick back and drink a few homebrews.
You will want to buy a kegerator with multiple faucets and large enough to hold multiple 5 gal kegs. It's tough to find one already set up for homebrew but all you need is to add either Pepsi style ball lock or the Coke style pin lock air and gas hookups depending on the style of kegs that you use.
There are several brands available and here are a few of the more popular multiple keg setups.
The Haier HBF05EBSS-2 is a dual faucet kegerator with a black exterior and a stainless steel door. It comes standard with 2 American "D" Sankey couplers and CO2 regulator. It is large enough to hold two 5 gallon homebrew kegs you will just need to add the air and gas connections that fit your kegs.
This is a good value kegerator if you're on a budget. It will set you back about $700 delivered.
Another good choice is the Marvel 61HK-BB-F-2 Dual Faucet Kegerator. It comes with a black cabinet and black door. This definetly a high quality kegerator that does not use cheap components. It uses a commercial condenser design and high efficiency fan motor to give more airflow while lasting a long time.
It comes standard with 2 American "D" Sankey couplers and CO2 regulator and is large enough to hold 3 homebrew 5 gallon kegs but you will need to add the right connections for your homebrew kegs.
This one is a little more expensive at just under $1800 delivered but commercial type kegerators don't come cheap.
The Haier HBF05EBSS-3 is a triple faucet kegerator with a black exterior and a stainless steel door. It comes standard with 3 pin lock homebrew keg couplers and CO2 regulator. The size is large enough to hold three 5 gallon homebrew kegs.
With this kegerator you will have three homebrew kegs on tap for less than $800 delivered.
If you want the ultimate homebrew kegerator, take a look at the Marvel 61HK-BB-F-3 Triple Faucet Kegerator. This is a top of the line kegerator made with commercial components. It comes with a black cabinet and black door.
It has plenty of room for 3 homebrew 5 gallon kegs and comes with all of the tapping equipment you need except the connections for your homebrew kegs.
You can buy this online for around $1,900 delivered. The price is a little steep but sometimes you get what you pay for.
I gave up bottling my home brew a long time ago and wouldn't go back. I dreaded bottling my beer but mostly it was the cleaning of all those bottles.
Now, I can quickly fill up keg and I'm back to doing what I love...relaxing with a draft beer from my homebrew kegerator.