EdgeStar Tap Conversion Kit for Other 5-Liter Mini Kegs
When the sale for the Edgestar Mini Kegerator came across my desk, I had to have it. Luckily my family gave it to me for Christmas. I have already purchased the accessory kit and plan to be drinking my homebrew out of it this spring. It is well worth the investment and I plan on purchasing another for my lake house.
January 21, 2014
Great for non-pressurized mini kegs
I purchased this to make a portable system for my mini kegs of home brew. I don't own an Edgestar kegerator, so modified this kit to add a picnic tap and 4ft of line to control foam. So far it works great. I picked up the keg in the picture from a local store, drank the beer in it, then refilled it with home brew. It was actually cheaper to buy a full keg than empty ones although I have some purchased empty ones as well.
The real beauty of this setup is that I can drop the whole setup in a small cooler with ice and have draft homebrew to go. I'm going to pick-up a few more to have a choice of beers going at the same time.
January 11, 2014
I gave this as a Christmas gift to my son-in-law. He loves it. Said it works great and the beer is nice and cold. Great gift - he's happy!
January 7, 2014
Upgraded accessory kit
This accessory kit fits two models of mini kegerators. One is the Edgestar TBC50BL, the other is the Avanti MBD5L (they are identical). I own both and love these units. There are two weak points on these kegerators. 1) the 16g Co2 cartridge holder and 2) the "clamping hose" designed faucet. This accessory kit has upgraded components from the original "plastic" design to "aluminum" regarding the 16g Co2 cartridge holder and fitting to the pressure gauge.... HOORAY! a superior design with no Co2 gas leaks! Edgestar must have pushed for the improvement as Avanti has dropped the MBD5L from its line, so kudos to Edgestar for caring about quality for their customers. So this kit really is worth purchasing, one, for not having to be limited in using just pressurized kegs; and two, upgrading an older kegerator model that has lower quality parts.
As far as the faucet goes, Edgestar provides a new section of hose in the kit to replace a worn out one (it will leak beer out of it). It's only a matter of time before you have to do it again. I fixed the problem by modifying the kegerator to accept a real beer faucet (after the warranty was over of course). The set up now is perfect and dependable!!!
February 19, 2011