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Old 05-19-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to run beer through the water dispenser in a fridge? I am considering cutting the storage section out of the water system in my garage (rapidly becoming beer) fridge and tying it into the dispensing system for my Cornelius kegs. Has anyone tried this? Does anyone know if it will or will not work? Thanks, Mike

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Old 05-19-2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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Oh, man. That's awesome.
And see if you can get the ice dispenser to spit out quaaludes.

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Old 05-20-2005, 01:46 AM   #3
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*Has anyone tried to run beer through the water dispenser in a fridge?*

Funny you should say that because I was just pondering that myself yesterday. I kind of have the same issue, a fridge that just sits there with all the extra soda and frozen stuff but the dispenser is going to waste. As you look into it keep me posted and I'll ask a friend who fiddles with appliances. He hates it when I say that.

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Old 05-20-2005, 02:43 AM   #4
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Hey always thought that vodka through the water dispenser and crushed ice through the ice machine was a very good mix. MPW

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Hey always thought that vodka through the water dispenser and crushed ice through the ice machine was a very good mix. MPW
I would think that the line would be to small and it would take forever to fill a mug. Not to mention all the aeration that would take place.

It could probably be reworked and be acceptable though. Why not try just running a regular tap line to the water dispenser and modifying the Tap to work with the pressure handle of the water dispencer.


Now the vodka idea would definately work, or any liquer fro that matter. Nothing like chilled Tequilla.


I just had a great idea for a poster...A fridge full of Mexan beer, a water line full of tequilla and a potted miniture Lime tree sitting next to it. And of course a caption that reads "GOT SALT?"
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I know this is an old post. But I'm curious on if the OP's question is doable. I have a fridge that I'm consider trying this out on with a Corny Keg, CO2 and running some line to the water dispenser. Has anybody been able to do this successfully? If so, how did you manage to hook it up? What equipment was used? My main concerns are: will there be too much foam, and will the beer stay good (not go flat) for a decent length of time (at least 2 months)?

Thanks in advance.

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seems like it would be easy enough to just take out the water supply hook ups and run new hose. re do it with a tap handle and what not. i wish i had an old fridge laying around so i could take it apart.

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Sounds awesome!

I think the vodka would be more practical without installing a tap.
Scotch would be better!
Ice is all the mixer you need, if you bother with that.
hmmm..... I was just in the used appliance store tonight looking for a bar fridge to keep ice and bottled beer in.
one with a water dispenser would be bigger, but wouldn't cost much more.

What do you think, CO2 to push the Scotch?
It would have to be cheaper booze since I wouldn't use expensive stuff.
Hell, Tennessee whiskey would be about right for the system.
I would need another CO2 tank tank and a pressure tank. About have to be a corney keg.
It could get expensive but it would be ultra cool!
I would be the only kid on the block with one.

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I'd use nitrogen to push the liquor! But cold whiskey isn't something I'm into, I like it room temp.

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I know this is an old post. But I'm curious on if the OP's question is doable. I have a fridge that I'm consider trying this out on with a Corny Keg, CO2 and running some line to the water dispenser. Has anybody been able to do this successfully? If so, how did you manage to hook it up? What equipment was used? My main concerns are: will there be too much foam, and will the beer stay good (not go flat) for a decent length of time (at least 2 months)?

Thanks in advance.
Should work, I would worry about cleaning, but bypass filter the valve is rated to 85psi and run 10+ feet of beer line
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