Ultimately, the answer to this question depends on the kind of keg that you intend to use. Keg sizes can vary depending on the amount of liquid inside and depending on the company that made the keg.
They primarily come in 5 key sizes, however. The smallest keg will usually hold roughly 5 gallons, while the largest will hold 15.5 gallons.
Most people will use a mini fridge for their kegerator, but you need to ensure that the fridge is bigger than 25 inches. It’s worth considering the size of the keg that you are getting, and then get a mini fridge that is larger than those dimensions.
You are also going to need extra room for things like CO2 tanks and more, so it’s worth keeping that in mind when you are buying your kegerator.
How many kegs fit in a mini fridge?
The answer to this is going to depend on the size of the keg and the size of the mini fridge. In general, most mini fridges can work with two kegs, so long as the mini fridge is larger than 25 inches.
If you are planning on making a kegerator, it’s best to make the assumption that you will be putting no more than two kegs inside unless you want to make some major adjustments or you want to get a new mini fridge.
If you want to put more kegs inside of the mini fridge, you can usually adjust the inner door by removing the plastic, take away any shelving that you don’t need and make any other necessary modifications.
Will a corny keg fit in a mini fridge?
Absolutely! Again, it depends on the size of the mini fridge and the size of the keg, but you should be able to make it work. In fact, you can even create a two tap kegerator with a corny keg and a mini fridge.
All you need is a little bit of cash and around 10 gallons worth of beer! When you are buying your mini fridge, make sure that you buy a model that will fit the dimensions of the keg, and will have a little bit of extra wiggle room for any other supplies that you may need.
What size kegs go in a Kegerator?
This depends on the type of kegerator. There are a few different types of kegerator on the market worth thinking about.
The first type is the mini kegerator. These machines will usually go onto the countertop and can usually hold a slightly smaller keg. It will fit around 10.5 pints inside of it. They don’t tend to have a lot of space inside of them.
Then you have a full size kegerator for home use. These can generally hold one full sized keg. These are handy since they can fit inside of your home, and you can get some of them to go underneath the counter.
Then there’s the commercial kegerator. As you can probably imagine, these are usually found in public settings such as in bars.
They are made in order to work for commercial standards, and you can either get them in built in or freestanding models. They can usually hold roughly a full size keg, a pony keg or a mini keg without much trouble.
Finally you have outdoor kegerators. As the name suggests, they are to be used outdoors, and can work in a range of temperatures. They can hold many kegs.
In general though, if the kegerator is wider than 23 inches, it should work with most light brands of kegs. It’s worth checking online about whether your specific keg will fit in the kegerator before you buy it, however. If the dimensions don’t match up then the kegerator isn’t going to work.
It’s also possible to build your own kegerator. All you need to do is buy the components, or you can buy a kegerator conversion kit and turn your old refrigerator into a kegerator.
A keg will usually last for around 6 to 8 weeks inside of the kegerator before it starts to deteriorate in freshness, so it may be worth buying a smaller keg if you aren’t going to be able to drink it all in that time frame. It’s best to buy a fridge and a keg that suits your individual needs when you are setting up your kegerator.