What size keg fits in kegerator?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

When it comes to kegerators, the size of the keg that can fit inside depends on the specific model you have. However, for full-size kegerators, they are typically designed to accommodate one half-barrel keg, which is also known as a “full-size” keg. This type of keg is commonly used in commercial settings and holds a substantial amount of beer.

Full-size kegerators are typically freestanding refrigerators that are specifically designed to house and dispense beer from a keg. They are equipped with a pressurized CO2 tank and a coupler, which is used to connect the keg to the dispensing system. The CO2 tank provides the necessary pressure to push the beer out of the keg and into your glass.

These kegerators are often large enough to fit a half-barrel keg, which typically holds around 15.5 gallons or 1984 ounces of beer. This is equivalent to approximately 124 pints or 165 12-ounce servings of beer. It’s important to note that this size of keg is quite large and may not be suitable for everyone’s needs. If you’re looking for a smaller keg size, there are options available such as quarter-barrel kegs or mini kegs.

Quarter-barrel kegs, also known as pony kegs, are smaller than half-barrel kegs and can hold around 7.75 gallons or 992 ounces of beer. This is equivalent to approximately 62 pints or 82 12-ounce servings of beer. These kegs are a popular choice for home use as they are more manageable in size and can fit in compact kegerators.

Mini kegs are even smaller and are typically designed for single-use or personal consumption. They come in various sizes, but a common size is around 5 liters or 169 ounces of beer. This is equivalent to approximately 10 pints or 14 12-ounce servings of beer. Mini kegs are great for small gatherings or for those who want to enjoy draft beer without the need for a large keg or kegerator setup.

It’s worth mentioning that while full-size kegerators are designed to fit half-barrel kegs, some models may have adjustable shelving or interior configurations that allow for additional keg sizes. This can be useful if you want to have the flexibility to switch between different keg sizes or have multiple kegs on hand.

Full-size kegerators are typically designed to fit one half-barrel keg, which is the standard size used in commercial settings. However, there are also kegerators available that can accommodate smaller keg sizes such as quarter-barrel kegs or mini kegs. The size of keg that fits in a kegerator will ultimately depend on the specific model and its interior configuration.