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Old 05-02-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Is a 5 cu. ft. chest freezer big enough?

I see these cheap all the time on CL.
Are they big enough for a couple cornies and CO2?
Would I need to build a collar for it?

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Old 05-02-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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The one I have (pretty sure it's a 5) will only fit 1 corny because of the hump. Doesn't need a collar, though.

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Old 05-03-2007, 04:08 AM   #3
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I have an 8 cu foot, you will want that or slightly larger

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Old 05-03-2007, 04:52 AM   #4
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I'm always looking for a chest freezer for lagering two carboys.

How big would that be? 5 cf? 7.5 or 8 cf?

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Old 05-03-2007, 05:04 AM   #5
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At least 8cu ft

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Old 05-03-2007, 02:17 PM   #6
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You just can't go by the cuft, you need the hard dimensions. The chests that have the compressor hump across the full width make it less useful for carboys and cornies. All that space above it contribute to more cuft but is completely useless for these purposes.

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Old 05-03-2007, 03:24 PM   #7
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You just can't go by the cuft, you need the hard dimensions. The chests that have the compressor hump across the full width make it less useful for carboys and cornies. All that space above it contribute to more cuft but is completely useless for these purposes.
You need the internal dimension. I bought a 15.7 cu ft one on craigslist and asked for the internal dimensions and was giving the external dimensions.

The whole way there I was jumping up and down because based up those dimensions I could fit 12 cornys. Get the bastard home and find out I can only fit 6 cornys. But nonetheless not bad for $50.
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I've got a 3.5 cubic foot one which, once the collar is finished, should fit 4 cornys.

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I have a 5 cu ft and it fits 3 coneys & 5# co2 bottle on the hump.

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Old 05-04-2007, 01:44 AM   #10
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that's a great set up. i've been looking for something small like that. what brand is it?

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