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Getting into kegging is a little scary at first and because of that, many people go out and buy a ready made kegerator. The major downside to doing this is that those ready to use units are assembled with the cheapest components possible, usually chrome plated brass. You WILL have to upgrade many of the components in the future.

Here are things you need to consider before buying any conversion components:

Refrigeration type.

There are all kinds of refrigeration appliances you can consider for kegging and most of that decision is going to be driven by how many and what types of kegs you want it to hold and/or serve at the same time, corny kegs, commercial sixtels, half barrels, etc. Always go to the store with keg dimensions written down and a tape measure in your pocket.

Common units include chest freezers, upright freezers, upright refrigerators, dorm fridges, etc. Anything meant for freezing food will require an external temperature controller such as our Inkbird ITC-308. You can even buy a regular used fridge on craigslist and use it for a keg or two as well as other packaged drinks. The form factor only really comes into play if you are placing it into a somewhat decor-sensitive living space.

Gas Supply:

Gas Distribution:

Keg Connections:

Pouring Considerations: