A high quality kegerator is the key ingredient to having refreshing, frosty and tasty beer. If you are unfamiliar with the term “kegerator”, you may be more familiar with the term “beer keg dispenser”. A kegerator is a detachable keg, CO2 regulator, CO2 tank, hose, faucet, tap, drill and fridge all in one unit. There is a wide range of high-quality commercial grade kegerators available to purchase in a wide range of prices. Let’s examine some of the best commercial kegerators available on the market;
The first thing to consider is the material that your faucet is made out of. The most commonly available faucets include; brass, chrome and stainless steel. Stainless steel is arguably the superior option due to its durability. Brass can develop stress fractures and will eventually break. Many people start out with the plastic spigot that comes from the keg, but opting for a commercial kegerator changes the rules.
The next consideration to make is the beer type you are pouring. If you are opting for a stout like Guinness, they are thicker and require a specialty faucet to dispense properly. There are other faucets designed with flow control settings that allow you to adjust your pour rate with an Allen Wrench. The benefit of having an adjustable flow control setting is that you can use the same faucet with different beers and simply re-adjust with every new keg.
Beer faucet spout length plays a role in reducing foam. Longer spouts eliminate the foam that gets out of hand, but not the head to the beer. When you are pouring a pint, the key to a quality pour is opening the faucet in one fluid motion. If you are a busy bartender, you will benefit from a spring-back faucet. This time-saving addition will allow the faucet to return to its original closed position. This will ensure that there is minimal drippage over the course of a busy evening of entertainment and pint pulling.
Lastly, the tap handle or faucet handle is available in a wide variety of options. There are many brand-name handles available as well as foreign styles and brands. Tap handles can be located at antique stores as well as many websites online like Amazon.com.
The EdgeStar Dual Tap Kegerator is an economical, high-quality option to set up a commercial brewing system allowing you to serve cold draft beers. This full-sized kegerator is able to reach temperatures in the low 30s which makes this the coldest kegerator on the market. This commercial unit is reliable and high quality that combines a designed-to-fit refrigerator with commercial-quality, NSF-approved air and beer lines.
The dual tap kegerator provides a temperature range between the low 30s and mid 40s, a two piece drip tray, chrome safety tower and rail, protective floor plate, rolling casters, and reversible door. The EdgeStar operates with an input voltage of 115 V/60 Hz and weighs 81.6 pounds. It has external dimensions of 48 ½ inches high x 20 1/10 inches wide x 24 13/16 inches deep. This product boasts a 4.3 star review on Amazon, with customers being thrilled about its value, quality and above all else, its capacity to deliver ice cold beer.
This product comes fully equipped with an all inclusive dual tap direct draw kit that allows you to pour cold, refreshing beer upon installation. It can fit either one full size, quarter slim or pony keg or two 5 gallon commercial kegs. The kegerator can also be converted into a normal refrigerator and includes adjustable shelving. The unit features stainless steel doors and black exterior to appeal to almost everyone. It can be easily maneuvered with its easy-roll locking casters and its plastic grill can be taken out to be cleaned. It has a chrome safety rail to prevent glasses and mugs from slipping off its countertop.
The commercial grade Kegco has been fabricated to be energy efficient while delivering powerful cooling that can be adjusted between 42 and 35 degrees. The unit measure 33 inches high x 23 11/16 inches wide x 23 15/16 inches deep and is constructed with the highest-quality components to ensure durability and longevity. This high quality unit has earned itself a 4.5 star rating on Amazon with a line of happy customers both residential and commercial.
The Nostalgia KRS2100 is built for durability to keep the beer flowing and customers happy. It is an esthetically appealing sleek kegerator with an attractive black door and cabinet. The top shows off a contrasting chrome-plated tap. The unit can be easily moved around with its locking casters and comes with PSI and CO2 monitoring controls and an adjustable thermostat.
The average customer review on this product is 3.5 but according to customers, any reviews that were before 2011 are invalid. The instructions have been redesigned making it easier to assemble. Customers are also pleased with its appearance and quality.
When it comes to choosing a commercial grade kegerator, there are many aspects to consider. You will want to choose a product that can handle repetitive use and preferably more than one keg to offer your customers or guests variety while not breaking the bank.