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  • Setting up a kegerator for the first time.

    Sorry if this was posted somewhere else, I did do a search and read through a lot of previous posts.

    Hello I'm looking to do my first kegerator conversion with a standard fridge (freezer on the top) 18 cu ft. I'm not a home brewer yet, so just looking to use purchased kegs from local companies. I decided I want a double tap system. I would appreciate some advice on kegerator kits. Specifically which one I should go with, there are so many available with so many different options. I'm not even sure a kit is the best option but I don't know enough to piece together one myself. I am in Canada so buying off american sites add's almost 30% plus duties, I'm not against it but something to consider.

    The one I was considering is;

    https://www.amazon.ca/Kegco-conversi...ustomerReviews

    There is also this one with a cleaning kit but it doesn't have the perlick faucets (which are better?)

    https://www.amazon.com/Kegco-Ultimat...004XG1NO4?th=1

    The two amazon Kegco ones are in Canadian dollars but I also read through most of the threads and found

    https://www.micromatic.com/door-kege...keg-rck-lc-s-2

    and

    https://www.micromatic.com/door-kege...eg-rck-lc-sg-2

    Is having the perlick faucets worth it? And Should I order one with a cleaning kit? I am looking into what couplers my local breweries use.

    Thanks for your help
    Chris

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    I’ve never done a conversion, but since nobody has answered will chime in. You can’t go wrong with Kegco or Micromatic. All the metal that touches the beer should be stainless. Perlick faucets are indeed worth it, but any front closing style will save you from beer glue issues.
    What I have: Haier two tap, 525 faucets, tower cooler, 10' lines

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    • #3
      Hello, fellow beer brother. I am a professional draft beer installer and a graduate of the Micromatic Dispense Institute. You can check my profile for other qualifications. I will be happy to help you in any way directly via private email so that I may send you pix, other resources and respond to you more quickly as I'm not always on this (excellent) forum. I can be reached at islandbrew@aol.com if you want to drop me a line.

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