As the pandemic ravaged, the comfort of binging on your favorite beers at home might have become all too familiar. You may have even considered recreating the pub experience at home by investing in a beer dispenser. Not only will it lead to an improved flavor, as compared to the cans you have stocked in your fridge, but your friends will also enjoy pouring craft lager and ale from a tap when they come over. This post reviews the best beer dispensers on the market, hand-picked by the experts at Appliances Connection.
The Marvel MO24BTSMRS is a 24-in. freestanding twin tap mobile beer dispenser that comes with Dynamic Cooling Technology™ to cool your beers rapidly and offer admirable temperature stability. Designed for outdoor use, the dispenser has a thermal-efficient insulated cabinet for enhanced cooling performance and energy efficiency. Additionally, you can precisely manage your beer's temperature at frost-free ranges of between 34 °F and 46 °F courtesy of the dispenser's Marvel Prime™ controls.
This dispenser is equipped with a Lo-Boy coupler, to ease the storage, tapping, and swapping of all tall US type D barrels. It also has a drain bottle and a secure area for placing a CO2 tank. If you prefer to get CO2 from an external source, there is a convenient rear port. The dispenser's stainless steel door offers enhanced security and its steel mug rail allows for durable mobility.
If you need a kegerator that you can use both indoors by fitting it into your kitchen or bar and outdoors, look no further than the 24-in. Summit SBC695OSTWIN. It has a front-breathing design and its capacity of 6.04 cubic ft. enables it to hold a whole half keg. It also features a reversible door, factory-installed lock, high/low temperature alarm, LED lighting, and a hammered aluminum interior. You will not have problems controlling the temperature of your beer, as the dispenser has a digital thermostat with a readout calibrated in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Its open door alarm alerts you once it's left open for longer than 60 seconds and an automatic defrost mechanism enhances minimum maintenance.
When you are looking to upgrade your outdoor kitchen with the ability to serve beer, the 24-in. Hestan GFDSL242 beer dispenser is a superb choice. It is made with heavy-duty insulation and adjustable leveling legs for outdoor use. With an internal capacity of 5.2 cubic ft., it can fit one ¼ barrel pony keg. It also comes with an option for a single or double faucet. You get the dispenser with a CO2 tank, fittings, and hoses at purchase. For temperature control, it supports 33 °F to 42 °F ranges and has a digital display. It also has a front-vented, forced-air refrigeration system for easy indoor installation and a convertible door design to enhance the switch from a stainless steel door to a wooden one.
A superb way to enjoy your kegs on your lawn is with an RCS REFR6 double tap kegerator. This beer dispenser, which has a stainless steel exterior, uses under-counter refrigeration and is UL-certified for outdoor use. It allows you to secure your beer with a door lock, and its digital display allows you to seamlessly control the temperature range from 32 °F to 42 °F. The 26-in. deep beer dispenser comes with interior halogen lighting, which lasts longer than incandescent bulbs.
When you are looking for an eco-friendly refrigerant for your beers, then the Perlick HP24TO41R1 from the Signature Series is a great choice. This door beer dispenser has a capacity of 5.2 cubic ft. Its 1,000 BTU/hr capacity is a champion of energy efficiency as it allows for your beers to cool down at a 70% faster rate as compared to leading competitors. Its D System Lo Boy keg coupler allows you to pour more beer styles, whether European or domestic. Each of these outdoor beer dispensers has Perlick's Anti-Condensation System™ to prevent condensation from forming inside.
Is a Kegerator cheaper than buying beer?
Yes, it is. Buying your own Kegerator allows you to cut your alcohol expenses by 40-60%. This is because you will be able to store huge amounts of cold draft beer, rather than buy individual cans, which are quite costly in the long run.
How does a beer dispenser work?
A typical beer dispenser applies carbon dioxide pressure on the keg, an action which forces beer to flow out through beer lines. The carbon dioxide pumped in could also be a mixture of CO2 and Nitrogen and is commonly referred to as beer gas. Once the beer flows out, it is poured onto a beer-clean glass.