I enjoy brewing beer, but I’ve been procrastinating lately because I DETEST bottling.
After having a Northern Brewer kit on the dining room table for a few months, I realize that I’m not going to get any closer to brewing without coming up with a bottling solution. So my solution is to NOT bottle, but to keg. And in order to keg, I need someplace cold to put said keg and extract the beer out of it. I need a kegerator.
The good news is that I already have a beer fridge (that handsome fella above), so I just need the keggy parts. But here’s where I get stuck. I’ve done some scanning online, but I have no idea exactly what to buy or where to buy it. You guys and gals were so helpful when I started brewing, I thought I’d go back to the well and tap (get it, “tap”?) into your knowledge on the subject.
Here’s how I’d like it to turn out, with a corny keg on one side and some shelves on the other (I have two half-shelves for the fridge). I’d also like to save the shelves on the door as we tend to use them for soda and such.
Now I know this isn’t exactly to scale, but do you think it’s doable?
Is there a conversion kit you recommend or anything I should steer clear of?
Is there an online retailer I can trust?
All in all, I want to do this right, but as cost-effectively as possible. You might recall that I blew too much money buying my brewing gear, and I don’t want to do that again.
I wonder how long until I start buying corny kegs already full of goodies to put in this thing. I could see us going through a sixtel of Storm King or Dale’s quickly enough!
Let me know below if you have any guidance to share. Thanks!