Am building a new bar in my house. Still working on the design of the overall bar, but am of course focused on the most important part. Started pricing out some kegerators with more capacity and OMG, they are expensive. Not ruling them out, but want to see if I can’t come up with something a bit more economical yet still be stylish.
My dream would have been to have a 4-6 tap tower coming out of the bartop, but I can’t seem to think of a way to do that without running lines an extended length, which would necessitate using glycol to keep the beer cold, and then you start having to adjust CO2 due to longer resistance, etc. Just seems like a whole host of problems that KISS would prevent.
Do people install Towers on top of chest Freezers? I could see building collar and then putting a nice topper on the freezer with a T-tower on top, but then again, how would you open the top to be able to switch out kegs?
I could always resort to running taps out the front of the collar, but that wasn’t the look I was hoping for – but if that’s the best bet, so be it.
Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions?