I have a basement fridge that holds one 5 and one 3 gallon keg. I may be adding a nitro system. I am trying to figure out whether I want to drill holes in the fridge for the taps or buy a kegerator. We used to use the fridge for overflow of food and beverages for the holidays and family celebrations, marinating meats, etc. and it would be nice to still use it for that, which is why I’m considering a kegerator. So here are my specific questions:
Has anyone drilled holes in the side of a fridge for taps and does this maintain the seal of the fridge?
Does drilling holes for taps also work for a nitro tap? (maybe there is no difference, but I don’t know)
If I decide to buy a kegerator, where would you suggest I buy one? (I have seen some used on craigslist, etc. but many look sketchy and I would prefer to buy a new one that does not break the bank), so any suggestions for new ones?
We have a lot going on in the family taking care of an elderly parent which is why I don’t have the time to do a conversion of a small freezer. Brewing beer is helping me stay sane. So I’d like to figure out a way to do this that is time and cost effective.