Kegerator Forum

Posted:  07 Mar 2011 03:51
Help! I'm trying to add a draft beer tap to my kitchen during its remodel. I'm concerned about the distance between the beer refrigerator (in the garage) and the faucet in the kitchen. The faucet and the refrigerator could be as much as 20' apart. I read that for longer runs of beer line a larger diameter hose is required due to the restriction loss of the smaller diameter hosts. The downside of this is that at distances of 20' and more, a 1/4" or 5/16" beer line has A LOT of beer hanging around inside. What sort of configuration do I need to make this work? Is it even worth attempting?
Posted:  07 Mar 2011 15:32
It's a little more advanced to do but it can be done. But I'll need a lot of info from you.

How far will it be?

Will there be any 90 degree bends and if so how many?

If the line increases in elevation or decreases I need to know how much at each point.

All that's so I know if you need an air-cooled system of if you have to go Glycol. If you need glycol it's probably not worth it cause that's a whole new ballpark. If it's ok to run an air-cooled. You'd need to get the line. Some tubing about 3 inches in diameter to run the line in. And a fan to blow the cold air from the refrigerator to the tower and back.
Posted:  07 Mar 2011 15:33
Also I'm hoping it's an attached garage cause if it's not you'll get some problems in winter/summer with the differences in heat.