dealskeg o rator full size beer dispenser for $379.00

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The price point is too high for the clientèle it is aiming for.

Building one will be cheaper and more rewarding.

Next!

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plus, you dont want to support the walmart beast!

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@evila4: What about the frat boys who are given everything by mommy and daddy? It fits right into that price range!

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@evila4: I disagree. I build & fix things all the time, but would rather get a nice Keg O Rator at a good price than build something like this. I have the skills to do it, but not something I am interested in building...

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I just made one of my own and it works great! To get the guts for it I went to http://www.beveragefactory.com/ at the same time I got a free fridge from my Grandma :)

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could not build it cheaper with new parts. wouldnt miss out on the fun though.pass

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Do what I did: build one for $150, sell it for 250, buy one like this on craigslist from the rich people for cheap

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You can go on craigslist and get one, or a free fridge to make your own.

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A few years ago when our local Walmart had these, they didn't sell well, so Walmart kept dropping the price every few weeks until it got down to $200.

My buddy bought one and it was well worth the $200.

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This looks to be a pretty good deal, actually. If you are in the market for a low cost kegerator, this will serve you well. The CO2 tank is a little small, but you can upgrade that pretty easily if you end up using it enough (in fact the welding supply place you get it refilled will probably end up just changing it our for a 5 lb one eventually). But it has a temperature gauge on it so you can serve beer at the correct temp for the style, and the tap and the tower are decent quality. Plus it is big enough for a 1/2 barrel without having a huge footprint. Owning a similar model myself, I will say that the cold air doesn't get up into the tower very well, which results in a foamy first pour. That can be remedied either by chaning the beer line to a longer, thinner hose, or by buying something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Danby-kegerator-tower-cooler-tap-cooler-fan-kit-/290522027211?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a47654cb#ht616wt934

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I built a kegerator last week because I had an old mini-fridge sitting around. I have two comments about that
1. You're never going to be able to build your own half-barrel or quarter barrel kegerator - the fridge has to be specially designed to fit that due to the knotch the compressor makes in the bottom of the fridge. I'm using corny kegs for homebrew so I can fit in a used mini-fridge.
2. The cost of a new mini-fridge is usually ~$220+. The cost of the other components (CO2 tank, tower tap, hoses, clamps, etc) are going to run you at least another $100. The thing has casters and a nice top, which are also not free. At the end of the day, it's a very nice looking setup that costs you about what it would cost you to build it yourself.

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Don't buy this thing, it is garbage. My best-man bought me one of these for a wedding present and it came dented. The replacement would not hold more than 5lbs of pressure. Also the canister and regulator are junk. You will need to replace it if you ever decide to actually use it.

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I don't think people realize how much 5 lb for a kegerator is. That'll last you probably 10 kegs or more. I run 2 corny kegs (5 gallons) off of it with at least 10 having run through it and it's still more than half full.

A 20lb CO2 tank will last you forever when used correctly, but when it's only $15 to fill up a tank at your local Airgas that'll last you at least 6 months, who cares?

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@mexcactus: Checked, not on craigslist.

@octaviousmonk: Nope, still not on craigslist.

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Not a deal. I've seen this advertised for the same price for the past 6 months at least. I'm not saying it's not a good product, just not a deal.

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For anyone planning on building one - if you're using a standard mini-fridge, pony & 1/2 barrel kegs won't fit, while they will in this wally world kegerator.

The components to build a decent kegerator, even used ones, will run you close to $100, and will result in a homemade-looking, possibly defective product (though a fun build, granted).

That being said, the components used in this prefab may be sub-par, so if you would enjoy building your own, plan to stick to corny kegs, have a spare fridge/freezer lying around, and get quality components, pass on this guy. Otherwise, if you want a relatively cheap way to start stocking $50 kegs of Natty Lite rather than "dropping a Hamilton" for a case all the time this Walmart product is a good option.

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So, I am guessing that like most of the models in this size, 2 cornelius kegs will fit inside at once. I have been casually shopping for one of these types of keg fridges and taps for a few months. What I need to research further is how much of a PITA putting a 2 tap tower on this would be.

Of course you would need more hardware for this set up. I am not sure the hassle is worth the money versus buying one that is already set up for 2 corny kegs.

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How about we skip all this nonsense and get an Arkeg? I mean, go big or go home!
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