Millers Coors sometimes use oversized 1/4 barrel kegs that are 17″ wide. This seemingly minor issue can make a huge difference when selecting the optimal kegerator. Let’s explore your best kegerator that fits coors and miller kegs.
- Rubber sided 1/4 barrel kegs are from Miller.
- Bulged 1/4 barrel kegs are from Coors.
- Bulged 1/2 barrel Miller kegs
A good rule of thumb is to look for a kegerator over 23 inches wide. I say to use this as a rule of thumb instead of the gospel because there are exceptions like the Danby DKC5811BSL with a width of 24 inches but an internal depth of only 16 3/4 inches. All kegerators manufactured by Nostalgia and Avanti are also not wide enough.
Summit models starting with SBC490 are wide enough, but these units are typically expensive. They start in the $1200 range. The cheaper consumer grade Summit models starting with SBC570 and SBC500 are not wide enough.
Another commercial option is to buy a unit manufactured by Beverage-Air. This company makes high-end kegerators. Some units are large enough to hold 4 corny homebrew kegs. Price is the main drawback again with many units costing well over $1500.
The cheapest kegerator capable of holding Miller Coors kegs is the Kegco K309 line. The cheapest version of this line is the Kegco K309B-1. It is the all black version with a single tap. It runs about $700 shipped. Someone mentioned in the comments that the Edgestar KC3000 is capable of holding the oversized kegs too. The KC3000 is almost identical to the K309B-1 (it might actually be the same with a different logo). The KC3000 is typically a little cheaper, but the company has had trouble keeping that model in stock. It seems to be perpetually available for pre-order. You can see if it is in stock by clicking here.
I contacted MillerCoors about their use of oversized keg shells. The rep claimed the company is phasing out these larger sizes. This is great news for any MillerCoors fans who also own a smaller sized kegerator.