|Top 5| Finding The Best Kegerator for Your Home Bar
With the rising popularity of kegerators, there are many different brands and options to consider.
The average kegerator will cost you around $600. The most expensive Kegerators I’ve seen can cost well over $1000.
An option to get a kegerator for less than $600 is to build it yourself. All you need is a fridge and a conversion kit.
You can checkout my DIY kegerator article to get a better idea of what I’m talking about.
In this article, I have picked out 5 of the best kegerators available. This should give you a much better idea of what options are available.
The first kegerator we’ll be talking about is the Kegco K309B-2.
Kegco makes amazing Kegerators! The K309B-2 is no exception.
The fridge can be set to temperatures from 32-75˚F. It gets really cold! It will even freeze your beer if you aren’t careful enough!
On the top of this kegerator, there is a drip-tray under the taps. This makes it much harder for you to spill beer all over the fridge.
The height of the K309B-2 is 33 inches tall. If you have to store cans in this fridge at some point, you’ll be able to quickly convert it into a 2-shelf refrigerator.
This kegerator’s tap pours out a nice, steady flow of beer with minimal foam.
Overall, the Kegco K309B-2 is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable kegerator that will keep your beer as cold as you could possibly desire.
EdgeStar Full Size Dual Tap Kegerator
EdgeStar is another big name in the kegerator game. Just by reading “USA-made components” from the product description tells you that the build quality will by far above average.
This kegerator will store either a 1/2-shell keg or 2-1/6th kegs.
This is yet another very reliable kegerator that will last you many years. It is about $100 cheaper than the Kegco kegerator we talked about earlier.
The EdgeStar kegerator weighs in at about 80 pounds. It is 28.5 inches tall.
This fridge is nice and portable. It is on wheels, making it easy to lug around.
The fans are noticeably quiet. You can keep this kegerator in any room of your house and barely notice it.
Gets very cold, but not as cold as the Kegco K309B-2. For most beer-drinkers, this is a barely noticeable issue. If you prefer your beer to be poured at a near-freezing temperature, The Kegco might be a better option.
If you’re looking for an affordable, yet reliable, fridge(with free shipping), the EdgeStar is a great option!
If a single-tap kegerator is all you need, perhaps the Versonel VSL155TDSS might be for you.
The Versonel VSL has a flat black finish and a modern-looking stainless steel door.
It has a basic LCD display on the front to give you a quick indication of your beer’s temperature.
You can control the temp from a range of around 34-45˚F.
Some of the reviews reported that the temperature is not 100% accurate. Keeping this in mind, you might want to be a cheap, yet accurate temperature gauge just to know your beer’s true temperature.
This kegerator even has a drip-tray. It is made out of stainless steel and is easily removable.
There is also a railing on the top of the kegerator that provides a nice aesthetic touch.
A nice feature about this fridge is that it can be quickly converted to a 2-shelf fridge.
The height of this kegerator is 47.2 inches tall. The directions are easy to follow with descriptive follow, making this kegerator not too difficult to assemble.
Overall, this kegerator is a great pick for under $600.
The NewAir kegerator is the cheapest option on this list. It doesn’t have as many features as the other kegerators on this list, but when it comes to dispensing beer, the NewAir kegerator gets the job done.
It has basic temperature control. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a basic temperature display.
you’ll notice that the front of the fridge doesn’t have any controls or LCDs. It would’ve been nice to have a quick way to view the current temperature inside the fridge.
There is only one tap on this kegerator. If you were hoping for more, you might want to pick one of the other options on this list.
The NewAir kegerator will hold both pony kegs and full kegs without any issues.
It is nice that even the cheaper kegerators have wheels. This makes a HUGE difference when you have to transport the keg to another room.
This fridge is pretty easy to setup. The instructions are nice and detailed.
This is the perfect kegerator for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money, but desire a pre-built keg-fridge.
DIY Kegerator using Igloo FR329 and a conversion kit
If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty and want to save a little money while you’re at it, this fridge might be a perfect starting point for you.
I choose the Igloo FR329 as the ideal fridge to use. It is bright red in color and is meant to be a durable fridge for man-caves.
It only costs around $200(with free shipping)!
Another good feature about it is that it has wheels. Although this fridge is not even 50 pounds, it still makes a big difference when moving it from room to room. Also, this fridge is 32 inches in height (perfect size for most kegs).
Even in hot outdoor environments, this fridge does a great job at keeping your beer cold. It will be a perfect match for a kegerator!
The fridge also has an adjustable temperature control that chills nice and fast.
All you need now is a tap conversion kit and you’ll be set!
I recommend the Kegco Standard Tower Kegerator Tap Kit. It is only $140.
If you want more than one single tap, I recommend checking out Kegco’s other system with 2 taps. It will however cost quite a bit more.
Building your own DIY kegerator is a rewarding experience. If you have confidence in your handyman-skills, why not?
All-in-all, every kegerator on this list does the same job: Dispense kegged-beer effortlessly through taps.
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