Question 1: Kegerators: How to keep it from sticking?
Sometimes I’ll go a few days without pouring a beer from my kegerator. When I do again, the handle sticks because beer gets stuck in the moving parts and gets crusty. Sometimes I’m afraid I’m gonna break the handle right off. What can I do to keep it smooth and lubricated?

Actually……. I think all kegerators are co2 operated, as mine is. If I had a hand pump, it wouldn’t make a difference because the beer would go back due to exposure to oxygen after a few hours. Regardless, I have the co2 system, and I still have the issue.

Answer:Try replacing the faucet with a forward seal model.

In any case, you should really clean the faucet every once in a while or at least soak the faucet in sanitizer.

Question 2: Does anyone know of any websites that sells Kegerators and ships to Canada i want to get one for the basement?

Answer: Try a restaurant supply house like classicrestaurantsupply.com , they don’t have much for pricing so you will have to email or call. A good Kegerator will cost you from$1000-$1500.(USD)

A cheaper alternative is to buy a conversion kit for an old refrigerator. Most brew supply companies will offer them, they cost about $200 (USD). All you have to do is drill a hole in the front of the fridge.

Question 3: How do I build a refrigerated keg box, not a kegerator?
I’m building a bar in my basement. I see plans online for building kegerators and those for building refrigerated keg boxes. These are different in they use the cooling components of a fridge but you don’t need to have a modified fridge stuck in your bar to draw a fresh keg brew.

A couple of online bar building how-to sites sell plans for $20 for their bars and box kits. I know how to build a bar but not a refrigerated keg box. Any help or know where I can get this info for free or cheap?

Answer: You may want something called a chill plate. It is like a radiator that chills the beer so that the keg can remain at room temperature. The beer flows through it on the way to the tap and becomes cold.

Question 4: What’s the easiest way to split a full keg of Guinness?
I’ve got two kegerators and am always trying to find a way to split up the cost of those giant kegs of Guinness (13 gallons). I’ve heard you can get a cornelius keg and split with someone else. Is this true? If so, how? Do I need a pump to get the beer from one keg to the other? TIA!

Answer: Unless you can repressurize the corney keg with beer gas (instead of CO2), your plan won’t work. Transferring from one keg to another will leave you with a lot of flat beer.

Question 5: U-line Kegerators/beermiester???
Does any one know when u-line stopped making these?? Because I’m interested on buying a used quarter keg one and I would like to know if you can still get parts for them if they brake?? How reliable are the u-line quarter keg ones?? thank you for your help.

Answer: I had a friend give me a u line quarter kegerator. It cost me $340.00 to have it charged up. 3 weeks later the thermostate went out. They want $300 to fix it. Buy a new one!