In a listing of the most basic home brewing equipments, chances are you will not see the Kegerator. Well this should not come as a surprise since this equipment is not considered as a basic. For many connoisseurs, this draft beer system is for the advanced enthusiasts of home brewing. They say that you are not a complete beer snob if you don’t own one. So what makes the Kegerator a special kind of equipment for addition in your home?
Well this is simply that system that can dispense the beer every time you need it. Add this to your home party, and you have a personal assistant that can deliver the home brewed beer to your friends. This system is tasked to keep the beer cold and at the same time ensure its dispensing and the carbonation system. Now there are three basic types of this system.
� Under the counter units. This can be added or built into the cabinet or the counter.
� Stand alone units. This is best selected if the intent is to place the system anywhere inside the house.
� Outdoor units. Since these systems are placed outdoors, expect these units to be durable. The construction can be made from stainless steel so that these are protected from the moisture. For outside parties, consider the outdoor units.
Other than these choices, you can also consider the refrigerator conversion kits. These kits allow you to dispense the beer as you please without spending much on the units. All you have to do is to convert your existing refrigerator in order to become a beer system for home. The nice thing about this system is that this is easy to do, it is customizable and more importantly the refrigerator at home becomes multi-purpose. But then again, the choice will depend on the budget and the needs. And, certainly it is your motivation to become a hardcore hobbyist of home brewing.
If you are thinking of adding this system to your collection, some things should be considered and realized.
Did you know that when you are backed by this system, you can save on costs? That instead of buying cans and bottles, all you need to use is that system for storage purposes. The usual half keg that you can use can carry as much as 15 gallons of the alcoholic drink which in turn translates to 6 cases of beer. Now, think about the convenience that this will bring you every time you host a party in your home. No more running for another case of beer, right?
And the presence of this system is important since beer needs to be kept cold, and the keg surely does the job well. Once you have realized the importance of having the system, make sure that you understand how it works. You need this information in order to properly clean and maintain your system for home brewing. Others may think that this is an extra cost, but the extra enjoyment will surely has no monetary equivalent.