Add a Second Beer Line to Your Converted Fridge

Want to keep and serve two different beers at once from your converted refrigerator? Then follow these easy steps to add a second beer line!

1. Start with the air side first. Get our new 2-Way CO2 Distribution Bar with Shut Off Valves. With this distribution bar, you no longer have to remove the air outlet from your beer regulator. Simply connect the airline to the air input and run your two airline jumpers to your couplers. The 2-Way Distribution Bar easily and conveniently mounts to the wall of the fridge with two screws (not included).

2. You will need two new air lines to connect the distribution bar to your couplers.

Vent Matic Draft Beer Faucet3. Select a coupler. With your new two tap set up, you could serve an American beer like Bud, and a European beer like Heineken using a European Sankey Coupler.

4. Once you have chosen a coupler, you will need a new beer line jumper to connect the coupler to the appropriate length faucet shank for you refrigerator door.

5. Then select a faucet. Why not upgrade to something nice like the new Vent-Matic? This is the faucet I use on my kegerator. The all stainless steel faucet will improve the performance of your system and the taste of your beer.

6. Finally, select a new tap handle. You can get a functional unbranded handle or, see if you can match your new beer line to your beer with one of our branded tap handles.

Once you get your new equipment, all you will have to do is decide where to drill 7/8-inch hole in the fridge door for the faucet shank.

[techtags: DRAFT BEER, KEGERATOR, BEER LINE]

8 Comments

  • TJ January 15, 2008 @ 9:55pm

    if u wanted to add more, could u just attach another 2 way, or if u start with one, could u just keep adding single secondary distributors?

  • Pete January 16, 2008 @ 10:09am

    TJ,

    The best way to accomplish what you’re is asking would be to buy a larger distribution bar.
    We sell 3 way, 4 way and 5 way bars.

    Cheers,
    Pete

  • Jerod March 23, 2009 @ 7:34am

    Hey guys, I am going to be putting in a bar in my basement. I want to put in a conversion fridge and serve Guinness and Miller lite. Any ideas? I have never converted a fridge before and would like some advice.

  • Pete March 23, 2009 @ 3:42pm

    Thanks for asking, Jerod.

    First, read our tutorial on converting a refrigerator to a kegerator to learn the basics. Second, read this article on serving Guinness at home.

    Serving both Guinness and Miller Lite at the same time from one fridge is going to require a large fridge. Since Guinness is dispensed with nitrogen and Miller is dispensed with CO2, you are going to need two separate systems with two separate gas cylinders. Another thing to consider is that Guinness only comes in 15.5 gallon half kegs while Miller comes varying sizes of kegs.

    Two space saving ideas you might want to consider are putting your gas cylinders outside of your fridge and checking with your local beer distributor to see what size Miller Lite kegs are available in, in your area. You might want to see if they have tall quarter kegs. To put your gas cylinder and regulator outside your fridge will require that you drill additional holes for the air lines in the wall of the fridge. Be careful when doing this to make sure you do not hit anything that makes the fridge work.

    Here is a list of equipment you’ll need to dispense both Guinness and Miller Lite:

    For dispensing Miller Lite

    For dispensing Guinness:
    Guinness Refrigerator Conversion Kit
    10 lb Nitrogen Tank

    Good Luck!

  • Jerod March 29, 2009 @ 3:11pm

    thanks Pete. That will really be helpful. New question…. I just recently found a kegerator on craigslist that I am considering purchasing. the problem is i plan to put the keg under a counter. do you guys make a conversion kit for that (like a rubber stopper to in the place of the tower)? Any suggestions.

  • Brian April 1, 2009 @ 8:32am

    Jerod I used a freezer and Johnson temprture control switch for my keg.You should be able to use chest type freezer,for multiple keg.mount wheels for under counter mobility.Control switch has adjustment for 20-80 range mine is set @ 32 and wont freeze .Coldest beer in town.

  • Hannah April 1, 2009 @ 8:34am

    (message sent to me from Pete)

    Jerod,

    If you want to put your kegerator under a counter you must use an under counter kegerator. These units are designed to be installed in cabinetry kind of like a dishwasher. Under counter units vent from the front, not the rear like a regular kegerator. If you install a regulator under a counter it will not vent properly and the compressor will burn out. Check out our selection of under counter kegerator at the below link:

    http://www.kegworks.com/home.php?cat=419

  • Brian April 1, 2009 @ 8:54am

    Whats estimated cost of unit for two kegs.It looks like thy start at about $1,500.00.Coast of wall vent for side of counter is about $5.00 @ lacal hardware.

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