Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators and Keezers > Kegerator or Keezer?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
He1lyeah
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 7
Default Kegerator or Keezer? what size fridge freezer is needed?

Hello all, just wanted to say thank you for some great reads through the DIY threads.

I would like to build a Kegerator or Keezer for use in the summer time on the back deck, will work it into the outdoor kitchen plan somehow, it will be used for commercial kegs as I have limited options for homebrew (respect to those of you who home brew, can’t find any shops in Ottawa, Ont. that fill Cornelius kegs) so I will just stick with kegs from the beer store.

Would anyone know or have experience of what size (cubic feet) freezer/mini fridge that would hold a 50L/13.2Gal commercial keg?

Currently looking online for cheap used appliances but need a good starting size….

Thanks again

Hellyeah

__________________

He1lyeah is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
IffyG
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 1,390
Liked 60 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Honestly, if you are using anything other than sixtels or pony kegs, you are probably going to want a kegerator. Hefting a full commercial keg of beer over the lip of a keezer is going to be a massive PITA.

__________________
IffyG is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
He1lyeah
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 7
Default

The biggest mini fridge I can find is 4.4CF with a shelf in the back, don’t think it will hold a full 50L keg..

__________________
He1lyeah is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
IffyG
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 1,390
Liked 60 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

If you don't mind heaving 100+ pounds over the edge of a chest freezer, by all means go for it. I can't speak for you, but the thought of getting a full keg 3+ feet in the air and then having to carefully deposit it in the bottom of a chest freezer does not appeal to me.

__________________
IffyG is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
Monster Mash
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Castaic, CA
Posts: 1,322
Liked 86 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IffyG View Post
If you don't mind heaving 100+ pounds over the edge of a chest freezer, by all means go for it. I can't speak for you, but the thought of getting a full keg 3+ feet in the air and then having to carefully deposit it in the bottom of a chest freezer does not appeal to me.
I agree with this, I do 25 gallon batches and I have to lift 5 40lb kegs into my freezer each time. I would hate to lift a 100+lb keg into a freezer.

If you rigged up a block and tackle above the freezer you could easily do it with that and you could fit 2 kegs in a big enough freezer.
__________________
My 1BBL Brewery Pics
Monster Mash is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #6
He1lyeah
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 7
Default

so, would anyone know what size mini fridge fits a 50L keg?

__________________
He1lyeah is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2011, 08:14 PM   #7
He1lyeah
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 7
Default

looks like i would need a min 5.1CF..

__________________
He1lyeah is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 03:49 PM   #8
He1lyeah
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 7
Default

No Luck finding a 5.1Mini Fridge, so a Kreezer it is.. Any recommendations on a minimum size?

__________________
He1lyeah is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 03:58 PM   #9
The_Dog_42
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
The_Dog_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 487
Liked 51 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by He1lyeah View Post
No Luck finding a 5.1Mini Fridge, so a Kreezer it is.. Any recommendations on a minimum size?
Depends on your budget and what's around you, but if you go to either an auction house or keep up with Craigs list frequently, sometimes you can find an under-counter freezer that would allow you to load from the front. Best opportunities to get one are when a restaurant closes. IMHO, lifting a full keg into a keezer would be a major PITA.

Good luck either way.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TANSTAAFB
My 10 yr old chocolate lab Guinness :D thinks her name is goddammit dog or fu@%in' puppy...I think if she were registerable :drunk: her full name would Goddammit Guinness Stop It...Go Away!!! And we Love her dearly :)
My Keg-O-Vision (Kegerator) Build

My Butcherblock-esque Fermentation Chamber
The_Dog_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #10
hillhousesawdustco
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hillhousesawdustco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: up near babb, mt
Posts: 648
Liked 35 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

How high off the ground is the deck? It would be pretty cool to have a full size fridge under it feeding lines up to your outdoor kitchen if you have some sort of high-up deck with a foundation under it. Or maybe the keezer could be built into the deck in a way that you could simply LOWER the full keg, and lift back up an empty keg. Obviously I have no clue what your deck looks like, just some random ideas for you. Do you know just want to use a full-size fridge simply because it is kind of huge and awkward for a deck?

__________________
hillhousesawdustco is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kegerator or Keezer? Richard-SSV Kegerators and Keezers 12 08-16-2013 03:54 AM
Keezer or Refrigerator conversion to Kegerator cbsdaddy Kegerators and Keezers 3 01-27-2011 03:01 PM
Keezer or Kegerator? INWarner413 Kegerators and Keezers 1 01-23-2011 12:26 AM
Keezer/Kegerator temperature stratification ebeer Kegerators and Keezers 13 03-20-2010 05:14 AM
Kegerator -VS- Keezer! What to build? BurkedUp Kegerators and Keezers 17 11-20-2009 03:57 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS