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So You’ve Got a Kegerator – Now What?

As technology advances, consumers have access to a variety of new, innovative products for use in the home. One such product is the kegerator, a unique appliance often purchased by beer enthusiasts who like to entertain. Some kegerators are built to accommodate pre-packaged kegs, while others must be manually loaded with bulk beer. Yet other kegerators are designed for beer-drinkers who enjoy concocting their own brews at home. Regardless of the type of kegerator you purchase, you can do several things to improve its function and appearance.

Maintaining Your Kegerator

Keeping your kegerator in working order is much like maintaining a refrigerator or freezer. You should keep the interior clean, and if you use the kegerator to make home brews, you should regularly clean your pipes, hop filter and other brewing accessories. If the kegerator stops effectively chilling your brew, consult the manual for troubleshooting suggestions. In some cases, you may need to replace a part or purchase a new appliance.

Adding a Hop Filter

Many people who purchase kegerators use them to make their own home-brewed beers. To add flavor to these home brews, brewers often use elaborate fermentation techniques in combination with hop oil extracts and whole hop flowers. If you use your kegerator for this purpose, you can enhance the flavor of your beers by installing a hop filter. The necessary supplies are minimal; the only major investment is a new GE refrigerator water filter. In some cases, you may even be able to build your own hop filter at home with parts you purchase.

“Dressing” Your Kegerator

Some people enjoy adding humorous accessories to their kegerators. For example, magnetic mustaches, large magnetic beer cans, icicles and other such decor are available for purchase from novelty stores, both online and in traditional settings. After buying these items, you can attach them to the kegerator in comical ways. Some people attach a mustache to the kegerator to give it a “face,” while others attach magnetic icicles to the top of the appliance to give the illusion of frost.

Having a kegerator in your home can be a lot of fun. Not only can you keep your party guests stocked with fresh, cold beer all night long, but you can also entertain them by accessorizing your kegerator to give it a unique appearance. When you have the house to yourself, you can experiment with home brews to develop the perfect concoction for your next get together.



Danielle, who blogs on behalf of Sears and other prestigious brands, is a craft-beer lover and White Russian connoisseur. She enjoys trying new things on a regular basis in both her adult beverage choices and life in general.

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