Home kegerators are a fast-growing market trend and a great for parties, get-togethers, and solo beer aficionados. They’re easy to use, fun, and novel appliances around the home. But what is a home kegerator, and how do things work?
A home kegerator is a refrigerated system in which beer is kept cool and is fed via compressed CO2 from the best co2 cylinder manufacturer and tubing through taps mounted on the unit. The kegerator combines the best features of a fridge and a home bar to offer a unique entertainment option or give an amateur beer enthusiast a fun way to enjoy and pour his favorite beverage at home.
Keep reading to learn more about how home kegerators work and the value that one of these items can add to your kitchen.
Keeping The Beer Cool
The first thing that the home kegerator does is keep your beer nice and cool. In this sense, it is much like a bare refrigerator and accomplishes this through refrigerant and electricity. Technically, any medium-sized fridge can become a homemade kegerator with the right equipment.
The beer is stored in a giant keg within the core of the kegerator, and this keg takes up much of the internal space of the unit. Cold beer is then dispensed through the rest of the kegerator’s machinery at the owner’s whim. So long as the kegerator is plugged in, your beer stays cold.
Dispensing the Beer
Your beer is excellent, but how does it get out of the chilled keg and into your glass? A coupler fitted with rubber tubing mounted on the keg acts as a conduit for the chilled beer. A CO2 tank holding compressed gas also feeds into this component through a gas line, and this compressed CO2 helps push your cold beer from the keg to the tubing.
Once stored in this tubing (also known as the beer line), the chilled beer continues its journey upward through the “beer tower,” a metal pipe that attaches to the keg faucet. Depress the faucet handle, and out comes your cold beer. The compressed CO2 ensures that your beer is always capable of flowing upwards through the tubing and can be inspected via a regulator gauge.
What’s the CO2 Do?
The CO2 provides pressure to the stored beer, and forces it up through the beer line, keeping it pressurized and ready to pour. It’s a simple and economical way to dispense. 10-14 PSI is the recommended pressure setting for your CO2 tank.
CO2 also adds real-time body and froth to the beer, giving you a heavier, creamier glass of beer. The same effect is achieved with beer via the compressed CO2, which makes it more interesting to drink, taste, and enjoy.
Uses of a Home Kegerator
So, what’s a home kegerator suitable for? Can’t you just stick a beer in a regular fridge and call it a day? Yes, you could, but for many beer fans and amateur alcohol admirers, having a unit at home to dispense cold alcohol on tap can be a fun treat and a great way to relax after a long day.
Imagine coming home with your favorite brand and flavor of the draft on tap in a single appliance. No rattling through the fridge to find the beer behind the ketchup and mustard and fiddling with a bottle opener. You saved yourself 10 minutes there, buddy. Now sit down, crank up that podcast, and relax.
Entertaining Guests is Easier
What if you’ve got people over? Well, even better. A home kegerator can serve several guests quickly and effectively, allowing them to pour their beer at leisure. It’s a novel way to bring some class and fun to a get-together and allows guests to serve themselves. No need to man a cooler and keep things restocked visually.
A perfect party kegerator is the Kegco 20” Single Tap. It’s a simple home kegerator designed to make entertaining easy and cleaning hassle-free. The easy-to-install and remove stainless steel components are great for self-service and wiping up nicely. One full-size keg will fit well in this model, or use it for two sixth slim kegs.
It’s also up to 25% more energy efficient than other models and can be moved on casters or kept in place. It’s simple, beautiful, and would look great in any kitchen. Introducing yourself and your friends to the benefits of a kitchen tap system without skimping on quality or design is more economical.
Unique Features of a Home Kegerator
Home kegerators come in various styles and sizes and can even be custom-built to customers’ specifications. Most are simple machines, but some have unique features.
Digital displays and controls are one such unique trait. These controls can regulate temperature with just a single tap and save hosts time and effort.
The Kegco 24” Single Tap Digital model is one such unit. It’s sleek, modern, and has a superior level of airflow and cooling power. The “deep chill” mode allows the beer to be supercooled quickly for an even better flavor. It can even convert into a 2-shelf mini fridge as needed and can be moved from room to room on detachable casters or kept stationary.
The extra-large interior allows for one full-size keg or as many as three 5-gallon systems to be stored easily. The stainless steel parts are high-quality, made in America, and designed to last. The Kegco Single Tap digital is beautiful, high-tech, and easy to use.
A home kegerator is a great way to store and dispense beer for yourself, your friends, and your family. The refrigerated unit keeps beer cold, while compressed CO2 helps force the beer through the tubing and a tap and gives the beer extra body and a richer taste.
Home kegerators help consumers skip the steps of rummaging for beer, finagling a bottle opener, and enjoying a cold, fresh beer at home. They come in digital and non-digital formats and are perfect for solo beer aficionados and more significant events and get-togethers.
About the author:
Trevor James owns Home Bar Paradise, a one-stop shop for Home Bars, Game rooms, Kitchens, and Outdoor Appliances. Trevor started selling in 2010 and built Home Bar Paradise to serve customers all over the USA. You can shop for the best Home Bar equipment at Home Bar Paradise.