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Cheesetogo

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It's right on the site...$180 or $200 for the deluxe model.

Edit: Did you mean the cost of the actual beer?
 

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$23 for a mini keg IIRC...

I think I'm just going to turn my old dorm fridge into a decently looking kegerator for regular sized kegs. But if you have the money, and enjoy Heineken, then I'd go for the BeerTender.
 

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Originally posted by: ArJuN
$23 for a mini keg IIRC...

I think I'm just going to turn my old dorm fridge into a decently looking kegerator for regular sized kegs. But if you have the money, and enjoy Heineken, then I'd go for the BeerTender.

How long does a keg stay fresh for once you tap it? I'm not quite an alcoholic but I'm a cheap bastard :)
 

iamwiz82

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I have this one: http://www.builderssquare.com/...d_Digital_Display.aspx

It's pretty good, I have no problems with it. It uses a giant peltier to cool. My local beer store has about 2 dozen different kegs available, from $18-$40. Things like Heineken, Köstritzer, Oberon, etc.

A few caveats, Be sure you have local access to CO2 cartridges. My local homebrew shop sells them very cheap. Also, you have to let the minikegs sit for a minimum of 6 hours before tapping, preferrably more, though. Even a little bit of driving stirs them up so all you end up with is foam if you dont let it rest.
 

Nik

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Originally posted by: Devine
Originally posted by: ArJuN
$23 for a mini keg IIRC...

I think I'm just going to turn my old dorm fridge into a decently looking kegerator for regular sized kegs. But if you have the money, and enjoy Heineken, then I'd go for the BeerTender.

How long does a keg stay fresh for once you tap it? I'm not quite an alcoholic but I'm a cheap bastard :)

Not long. Sometimes you get deformed plastic pieces, too, so you can't even open the keg. Last time my roommate and I got one of these, the plastic top wouldn't fit correctly. We ended up having to just pour the beer out into a big ass bowl and clear out some room in the fridge for it.

Plus, it's Heineken. Blech. :p
 

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Originally posted by: Nik

Plus, it's Heineken. Blech. :p

This!

And unlike iamwiz82 I've never seen any other minikegs being sold other than Heineken, so the whole system is rather useless.
 

GagHalfrunt

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That's a poor deal. The keg is 5 liters, that's about 14 twelve ounce beers. If the kegs costs low $20s and they require another $1.12 for a new hose on every refill you're paying something in the area of $1.75 per serving. You can get a twelve pack of 12oz Heineken bottles for $12 which is $1 a serving. So you have to invest $200 in a new delivery system that raises your per unit cost by 75%? Gee, where do I sign up?
 

ArJuN

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Originally posted by: Devine
Originally posted by: ArJuN
$23 for a mini keg IIRC...

I think I'm just going to turn my old dorm fridge into a decently looking kegerator for regular sized kegs. But if you have the money, and enjoy Heineken, then I'd go for the BeerTender.

How long does a keg stay fresh for once you tap it? I'm not quite an alcoholic but I'm a cheap bastard :)

Going to be honest, I've never had one of those last more than an hour or two...so I couldn't tell you.
 

imported_Devine

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Originally posted by: Nik
Originally posted by: Devine
Originally posted by: ArJuN
$23 for a mini keg IIRC...

I think I'm just going to turn my old dorm fridge into a decently looking kegerator for regular sized kegs. But if you have the money, and enjoy Heineken, then I'd go for the BeerTender.

How long does a keg stay fresh for once you tap it? I'm not quite an alcoholic but I'm a cheap bastard :)

Not long. Sometimes you get deformed plastic pieces, too, so you can't even open the keg. Last time my roommate and I got one of these, the plastic top wouldn't fit correctly. We ended up having to just pour the beer out into a big ass bowl and clear out some room in the fridge for it.

Plus, it's Heineken. Blech. :p

I meant more along the lines of a full keg, just throwing around the idear of a kegerator in my head.
 
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