5 New Foam Control Products to Help You Pour Better Beer From Your Kegerator

If you have a draft beer dispenser (kegerator) in your home or business you probably have experienced moments where the beer foam is out of control.  You clean your lines and scrub your faucets like a good barkeep should. So why do you still have so much foaming? This is always a tricky one to answer without knowing all the information about the kegerator setup.

Excessive beer foam can be caused by so many different things ranging from temperature swings, escaping CO2 during transport, dirty beer lines, wrong pressure setting, beer line length, temperature or hardware failure. I’ve heard and seen just about every problem you can have regarding kegerator beer foam issues.

Because foaming is such a huge problem for the average kegerator owner, companies are creating products to allow more control of the beer flow and help you solve that foam issue for good. Here’s 5 new foam control devices to help control your kegerator.

Flow Control Kegerator
The Keg King 3 Tap Flow Control Kegerator

 

Keg King Flow Control Kegerator

Keg King Flow Control Kegerator

Keg King has integrated flow restricting faucets into a new line of flow control kegerators. You set your CO2 tank pressure to the highest level based on the temperature and level of carbonation needed using our carbonation chart and then use each faucet’s flow controller as a secondary regulator to dispense beer at different flow rates. These Keg King kegerators also have a built-in tower chilling fan to keep temperatures balanced inside the refrigerator chamber and the draft tower.

 

Inline Flow Control Secondary Regulator

Inline Flow Control Secondary Regulator

Another new product that will achieve basically the same level of control is an inline flow control secondary regulator paired with an inline CO2 regulator gauge. This is a good option if you already have (and are happy with) beer faucets and don’t need to invest in expensive flow control faucet replacements.

 

Kegerator Flow Control Shank Adapter

Kegerator Flow Control Shank Adapter

You can also control and restrict flow using a new adaptor that mounts between the shank and faucet. The kegerator flow control shank adapter can change any faucet into a flow control faucet. The flow is adjusted using an Allen wrench and then is locked in place, so this is a more permanent solution with less ability to adjust on the fly.

 

Draft Tower Chiller Sleeve

Draft Tower Chiller Sleeves

Most kegerators are not equipped with a draft tower cooling fans to keep cold air blowing into the draft tower. If the beer lines extending into the tower are not cooled, they become a few degrees warmer and CO2 escapes causing more foam than wanted during the pour. The draft tower cooling sleeve paired with a tower chilling fan will reduce excessive foaming caused by temperature swings. It’s like a coozie for your tower and it will insulate and reduce condensation.

 

In-Line Flow Control Restrictor

In-Line Flow Control Restrictor

Add the perfect amount of restriction to any beer line to reduce foam with the In-Line Flow Control Restrictor. Eliminates the need for flow control in the faucet itself. Great for use inline with varying levels of carbonation. The biggest advantage to using one of these is that you can use shorter beer lines and still have perfect restriction or use larger ID lines and adjust as necessary.

 

Beer Line Length Calculator

Beer Line Length Calculator

Old dirty beer lines are a very common problem for foamy beer pours, but sometimes the length of the beer line is the issue. If you are looking to replace your beer lines and want to calculate the perfect length use the beer line length calculator.

The Kegerator Your Garage Has Been Looking For

Your garage is lonely. It’s been longing for a companion. Someone who knows it. Someone who shares the same interests and who can just relax and have a beer. Well, your garage is in luck because the Summit Diamond Plated Kegerator can be built in to your garage cabinetry and blend right in next to the tool chest. You will wonder where it’s been all your life.

With so many different ways to diamond plate up items for your garage, this kegerator should feel right at home along side the skull and drink coasters.

The Summit diamond plated kegerators come in single or double faucet tap configurations as well as freestanding and build-in ready models. They feature a digital temperature display and thermostat control for a perfectly chilled beer.

 

These units are full sized kegerators, which means they can hold full sized kegs (also called half-barrels) or multiple 1/4 or homebrew kegs. The CO2 bottle mounts inside on the shelf and is supported with a strap. Do yourself (and your garage a solid) and pick up one of these kegerators to complete your life.

Introducing the uKeg™ Handheld Kegerator for Fresh Beer

Instantly turn any draft beer source into a portable handheld kegerator. With vacuum insulated stainless steel and a pressurization cap your beer stays deliciously cold, brewery fresh, and perfectly carbonated. The uKeg, by GrowlerWerks,  allows you to share your favorite beer or homebrew with your friends, straight from your refrigerator, ice cave, frozen pond or favorite beer cooler.

The uKeg is available in 128 oz and 64 oz sizes. It comes in stainless steel or a bright copper-plated finish. Like most growlers on the market today, these are durable, double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel, but they have a CO2 regulator cap with customizable tap handle and gauge. Easy to carry, the uKeg is outfitted with a brass carrying handle and comes with two 16 gram or 8 gram CO2 cartridges depending on the size.


64 oz. Copper Kegerator Growler


128 oz. Copper Kegerator Growler


128 oz Stainless Steel Kegerator Growler


64 oz. Kegerator Growler


Here’s Why Marvel Makes the Best Built-In Kegerators

Marvel Refrigeration, a 125 year old luxury refrigeration business, has become very serious about your beer’s well-being. Other companies make kegerators, but Marvel makes the kegerators you wish you had. Many cicerones, home brewers and beer enthusiasts consider Marvel the world’s best beer dispenser and it isn’t just because they look pretty, they have features and functions like no other kegerators on the market. Let’s take a look.

Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor kegerator, Marvel has you covered. They have seperatley designed an indoor and outdoor series of kegerators to make sure the money goes into the most important areas of the unit. You don’t need heavy insulated side walls for an indoor unit right? Right. So we shouldn’t pay for it unless we truly need it.

Marvel is one of the only kegerator companies to add features like audible and visual alarms when you leave the door open and a Close Door Assist System™ (think soft close) that gently and automatically closes the door instead of slamming it. The Marvel kegerators also include a flush mounted drip tray (stainless steel) with an integrated drain. You can use the included reserve bottle or port the drain anywhere you want! Smart.

An engineer on the Marvel’s design team had this to say…

“Show me any other beer dispenser that is 24 inches wide, able to fit under a standard kitchen counter top, with a 4 inch toe kick, able to hold  1/2 barrel or two 1/6 barrels with forced air auto defrost and meets ENERGY STAR® energy performance, then I will concede we might have someone who is a contender. We tuned the temperature sensor to 1/10 of one degree to get the temperature of the beer to a precise accuracy of the set point.”

Here’s the Marvel cast of characters…

INDOOR BUILT-IN KEGERATORS

Built-In Indoor Single Tap
ML24BSS2

Built-In Indoor Twin Tap
ML24BT

These indoor kegerators have front venting in the toe kick area, an extra long designer grab bar, and quiet operation thanks to an exclusive design enhancement to buffer and minimize sound.

OUTDOOR BUILT-IN KEGERATORS


Built-In Outdoor Single Tap
MO24BSS

Built-In Outdoor Twin Tap
MO24BTS

These outdoor kegerators have double insulated stainless steel towers, frost-free temperature management, and a thermal-efficient insulated cabinet to ensure optimum energy efficiency and cooling performance.

Marvel’s Key Kegerator Features

  1. ENERGY EFFICIENT – Marvel went beyond the required energy requirements and received an energy star rating. Marvel was challenged to reduce the energy consumption by 30% from the previous models they had designed.
  2. CO2 KNOCKOUT – CO2 knockout plug for mounting a gas tank on exterior, routing the drain outside of the kegerator or venting CO2 if you are using the unit as a temperature control chamber for fermenting beer.
  3. SECURE – All of Marvel’s refrigerators come standard with security door locks which is very much needed on outdoor beer dispensers. The kegerators also come equipped with open door arms and designer glass guard rails on specific units.
  4. DOUBLE INSULATED DRAFT TOWER – An additional layer of insulation in the draft tower ensures no exterior condensation build up and an even temperature throughout the column.
  5. FLUSH MOUNT DRIP TRAY – Ideal for under counter installations, the integrated drip tray can be used during freestanding operation or in a countertop with a cutout for the tray. The drip tray also features a drain.
  6. DESIGNER FINISHES – Style is not lost to all the technical advancements. Door top digital temperature display, long pull bars and thick stainless steel guard rails add a level of luxury usually passed over by other kegerator makers.
  7. SPACE SAVERS – A low profile keg coupler and 90 degree professional grade power cord allow the kegerators to fit a larger selection of keg sizes and tight spaces.
  8. MADE IN AMERICA

New Value Series Kegerators from KaTom

Value Series Single Tap Commercial KegeratorValue Series Single Tap Commercial Kegerator Specs

Commercial kegerators are usually more expensive than residential grade kegerators due to extra features and thicker, more durable materials being used. KaTom has created a line of professional grade kegerators that are priced like a residential kegerator, but have all the features that matter for a high traffic commercial environment.

The Value Series Single Tap Commercial Kegerator was designed with solid components where it matters. Value Series Kegerators reduce unnecessary component expenses in areas that aren’t vital to dispensing perfect draft beer.

This is a very affordable solution for restaurants, hotels and bars that need commercial quality beer dispensing on a low budget. The unit is packed with features that include:

  • Quick Shipping
  • 6.5 cu. ft. capacity
  • A side mounted compressor for more internal keg space
  • Hinged door with recessed handles
  • Stainless steel tap tower with stainless steel drip tray
  • Stainless steel countertop
  • Adjustable plastic coated wire shelves
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Laminated black vinyl front and sides
  • 6 inch locking casters

Value Series Single Tap Commercial Kegerator – $821.20

$25 Off Versonel Kegerators with Coupon

We have just activated a $25 off coupon code for Versonel Stainless Steel Full Keg Kegerators / Beer Dispensers, both the SPP155BDSS & VSL155TDSS with LCD Temperature Display. Save up to 40% – Prices starting at just $474.99 + Free Shipping after coupon code.

This offer is valid with coupon code 25KEG

Coupon ends Tuesday 3/28.

The Versonel Stainless Steel Freestanding Beer Kegerators are great for those looking to have fresh tap beer available in your own home. The convenience, portability and aesthetics of the Versonel Kegerators make a great addition to anyone’s home or venue.

Additional $25 off Versonel Stainless Full Keg Kegerators Beer Dispensers. Save up to 40% + Free Shipping with coupon code 25KEG

A TV Tap Handle For Your Kegerator

Most tap handles are boring and have no purpose other than a place for your meat hooks to grip while pulling a pint. There are a few exceptions including the Tap Boards line of chalkboard and dry erase tap handles that allow you to write or draw whatever you have on tap, but Lincoln Tech Solutions has created the first  LCD screen in a tap handle called the TV TAP – LCD Tap Handle that you can upload video or images.

It includes a full-color 4.3″ digital display, which has a touch screen so you can easily navigate the menus. The handle was designed to fit on all standard taps. Each comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery capable of lasting 15-18 hours.

You can customize the bright LCD display with your image or video. Just drag and drop the file to their auto-converter, and your custom message will display on the bright LCD display that can be seen in any light condition.

Pre-order TV Tap – $199

A Kegerator For Your Growlers

You go to your favorite brewpub and fill up a few growlers, but soon after you get them home the beer’s carbonation quickly exits, leaving you a lifeless liquid not worth the dog’s bowl. If you want to keep the growler’s contents tasting delicious you need to keep it under pressure and away from air and light. No need to worry — Growler Chill is a countertop kegerator for dispensing growlers that does just that.

The machine purges out oxygen, fully encloses the growlers inside away from light and dispenses whatever you have in the growler under pressure. Growler Chill holds 3 standard sized growlers and is compatible with both 64 oz and 32 oz. glass growlers. If growlers are your thang, then this growlerator is your jam.

The Growler Chill is available for pre-order here —  $439.00

6 Portable Kegerators for Poolside Pints

Here are 6 of the best portable keg dispensers for pouring a brew by the pool. Visit our Portable Kegerators section to see all the available choices.

Mobile Keg Cooler

The mobile keg cooler is a portable beer keg cooler or jockey box combined with an integrated draft beer dispensing system ideal for hospitality, caterers, and breweries using them at tailgating, weddings, corporate events, and concert venues. This portable beer keg cooler improves the experience and convenience over a traditional jockey box because of its all-in-one design, easy set-up, mobility, rugged toughness, and good looks which can go and be used anywhere. This manual pump keg chiller provides a convenient indoor or outdoor mobile draft beer delivery system that pours the perfect beer.

$189.49 – More Info


Kegerator Pool Cart

The Kegerator Pool Cart is a portable kegerator that serves cold beer anywhere you need it. The cooling power of the system is provided by the integrated Summit Full Size Kegerator. The mobile keg cart kegerator will pour 80 pints per hour at 39F.

This drink station has everything you need to get the party started: one stainless steel drip tray and single tap dispense faucet, tons of storage, easy-grip travel handle, and durable mobile casters.

$4,400.00 – More Info


My New Friend III Kegerator

My New Friend® III beer dispenser allows pouring from up to three different kegs. It contains a patented heat exchange device that uses ice to cool down the beer. Simply hook up the keg(s) and add the ice – in just minutes, you’ll have delicious, chilled beer flowing through the tap(s). A built-in digital thermometer displays the exact temperature of every cold brew you pour.

$1,690.00 – More Info


My New Friend IV Kegerator

My New Friend® IV serves your favorite brew in a small footprint. Designed for smaller home or brewery bars, it is a great beverage dispensing solution when space and electricity are an issue.

$520.00 – More Info


Super Cooler Kegerator

Powered by CO2 and a shiny draft tower, this mobile draft dispenser will keep your keg cold all weekend. Our Super Cooler features blown-in-place insulation that will hold beverages ice cold with a minimum amount of ice melt down and no condensation. Rugged double wall polyethylene construction looks great and is built to last.

$897.75 – More Info


The Coolerator Kegerator

GET 10 PINTS OF YOUR FAVORITE CARBONATED BEVERAGE ON TAP! The Coolerator holds one 5-Liter mini-keg that can be filled with your favorite craft beer or mixed drink.

$249.99 – More Info

Kegerator Clearance Sale

Save up to 40% on open box draft beer kegerator dispensers. Sometime kegerators are returned unused because they didn’t fit the space, the finish didn’t match what the buyer was looking for or maybe they were used as a display model at a tradeshow. Whatever the reason, all open box kegerators are in excellent condition. Each unit is a fully functional return item with little or no cosmetic blemishes. The kegerators are tested for quality assurance and certified “Open Box”. All “Open Box” units include a 90 day parts and labor warranty but are not eligible for a “buyer’s remorse” return.

Check the current stock of: Open Box Kegerators