Okay today or actually yesterday i bought a kegerator from a newly wed couple looks like the poor guy was forced to sell his kegerator. Anyways I bought it for 50 dollars it was a old kegerator from the 80’s the whole thing was made out of wood except for the actual refrigeration part. The refridgeration unit on the kegerator was no good broken compressor and i was told either the beer would be at room temp or the keg would FREEZE. Also it required a new seal on the door and other functional issues that made it hard to work with, but there was something i had my eye on. I noticed that they had a whole draft system set up in this kegerator tubes, draft tower, 2 faucets (stardard and a Guinness stout faucet), several different name brand handles (sam adams, budweiser, karl strauss, and guinness), it also came with 2 5lbs cylinders (1 CO2,1 N2) along with the regulator and gauges, and all the spare parts and pieces i will ever need to keep the draft system up and running. Also it looks like this kegerator originally belonged to a bar/pub because on the inside of the kegerator it has a little keg log that kept track of that type of beer and when it was put inside, and also because of all the variety of handles.
Now here are my questions that i could use some help with.
- most of this stuff is old and i mean from the 80’s and they have not been used since maybe 2008 (they left keg registration and reciepts in the drawers) and all of this stuff was never cleaned properly, I already threw away the hoses because i can just buy new ones. how do i clean all of this stuff properly w/o damaging it?
- I think/know i got a good deal for 50 bucks for all of this (see pictures) if you can could you tell me how much i actually made on my 50 dollars.
- i can install and screw the regulator onto my co2 tank because on the co2 tank the valve has a male adapter and the regulator has a female adapter, but my N2 tank has female adapter on the valve. Is this normal for a N2 tank or any tank in general and is it possible to put beer gas into my co2 tank (75% N2/25% CO2). or should i use my N2 tank for beer gas for my stouts and use my co2 tank for my other beers?
- Kegerator was toasted my neighbor is a refridgertor technician and he figured the cost of repair the old thing and having it break down again was not worth it. I stripped and salvaged what i can from the kegerator and probably going to go find another small fridge on craigslist and make a kegerator.
looks like i can only add 3 photos at a time my second post will have the rest of the photos