Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators and Keezers > Chest Freezer Kegerator Question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
Cyka_Delik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Default Chest Freezer Kegerator Question

Hello all! Glad to be a part of the forum. I'm pretty new to this whole deal so forgive my lack of knowledge here...but I am wanting to turn a little chest freezer into a Kegerator.

I'm doing a very basic set up. A single tap tower coming from the lid connected to a 1/6 keg with room to hold a second spare keg.

I've already done the measurements.
From the floor to the lid is 28 1/2 inches to 28 3/4 inches, so it's just barely tall enough. The lower part of the floor is 17 inch by 18 inch, so there's enough room for two 1/6 kegs.

My question though is is a temperature maintaining device necessary if there's a temperature adjustment knob already on the freezer?

I've already ordered all the other supplies, and was very pleased that the grand total for the freezer and everything was less than $300..but it looks like I may have to spend another $90 =\

I attached some pics to show you what I'm workin with.

image-1456435114.jpg   image-197848984.jpg   image-1370713158.jpg  
__________________
Cyka_Delik is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 01:47 AM   #2
Dawgs47
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 72
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Buy a temp controler. You can get them at a LHBS or on ebay or amazon or you can make one.

__________________
Dawgs47 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #3
CaptnCully
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 129
Liked 18 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Why not put a 5 gal bucket of water and a thermometer in it, plug it in and see what your working with?

__________________
CaptnCully is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #4
Bean
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 195
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Freezers are meant to freeze which is why we use a secondary temp controller. But, CaptnCully has a good point, put a bucket in and see where you are at, you might be able to save yourself some $

__________________
Bean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 02:06 AM   #5
LandoLincoln
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LandoLincoln's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Joliet, IL
Posts: 2,208
Liked 572 Times on 330 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyka_Delik View Post
From the floor to the lid is 28 1/2 inches to 28 3/4 inches, so it's just barely tall enough. The lower part of the floor is 17 inch by 18 inch, so there's enough room for two 1/6 kegs.
If it's "just barely tall enough" you might have a problem once you attach the quick disconnects to the top of the keg. They take up some height, too. Couple of inches, depending on what type of connectors you have. You might have to build a collar on it.
__________________
LandoLincoln is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 02:11 AM   #6
Cyka_Delik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LandoLincoln

If it's "just barely tall enough" you might have a problem once you attach the quick disconnects to the top of the keg. They take up some height, too. Couple of inches, depending on what type of connectors you have. You might have to build a collar on it.
The description of the conversion kit I bout said 28 inches will work. Since it's in between 28.5 and 29 I think I should be good. The height of the actual kegs are 22-23 inches so There is around six inches for the connecter.
__________________
Cyka_Delik is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 02:12 AM   #7
runbad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 44
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Soda kegs are 29" + the coupler. 1/6 barrels are 30" + 1" low profile disconnect. You'll need a collar.

__________________
runbad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 02:12 AM   #8
Cyka_Delik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptnCully
Why not put a 5 gal bucket of water and a thermometer in it, plug it in and see what your working with?
Yeah that's a solid idea. I will do that. I'm not picking it up til tomo..but I just stopped in today to pay for it / measure the inside.
__________________
Cyka_Delik is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 02:15 AM   #9
Cyka_Delik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runbad
Soda kegs are 29" + the coupler. 1/6 barrels are 30" + 1" low profile disconnect. You'll need a collar.
What? For real? I thought Cornelius kegs and 1/6 kegs were 22-23 inches..damnit.
__________________
Cyka_Delik is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2012, 02:28 AM   #10
Cyka_Delik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runbad
Soda kegs are 29" + the coupler. 1/6 barrels are 30" + 1" low profile disconnect. You'll need a collar.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/how-...keggle-233308/

Is that thread accurate? I guess it wouldn't kill me to go with cornelius kegs...I know they're a wee bit shorter..

But there are low profile couplers that only add an inch height? I'll look into that.
__________________
Cyka_Delik is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS