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Re: I\'m drunk... why arent you
A Keg will stay fresh for a very long time in a kegarator. I have not personally had a keg in mine for any longer than a month. I live in a house with 6 other people who also enjoy beer as much as I do. But even after a month The beer was still as good as the first day. If you entertain a smaller croud then you can use 1/4 kegs. They work just as well.
If you decide to build one (or for anyone out there who is thinking of it) Here are some tips that I learned. I have worked on a few. When you go and buy the stuff to make it, get a good quality regulator. DO NOT get the cheapest one you can find, because you will be sorry. A good regulator will make a world of difference when you are trying to adjust head pressure correctly. Also, DO NOT let anyone talk you into getting a huge CO2 tank. You can run through 10-11 Kegs of beer with one single 5LB tank. And when you put it together, be very careful to use plumbers Tefilon tape on all the connenction points. That will insure that you don't leak your CO2.
I have figured it out with the 6 other people I live with and by having Keg Beer instead of buying cans we save on average 1-2 hundred dollers a month.
I still would like to know about the CO2 vs NO2 for the ginnie???