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Old 04-05-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I am very interested in kegging, however, do not have room for a full size frig. so I have been thinking about buying this kegerator from Best Buy....

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1124432746287

Does anyone have any experience with these? How will I adapt it to fit a Corny keg...I am assuming the hook ups for a corny is are not the same as a standard keg.

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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I personally recommend this one here: Sanyo 4912

For the price difference, you can buy all the equipment you need, plus some. I picked mine up a few months back and love it. I have yet to build the tower for it (been waiting for ventmatics to go back on sale), but making it from PVC will be cheap.

edit: FYI, the Sanyo holds two cornies and my 5 pound tank.

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I'm not sure about that exact model from Best Buy, but I can fit 4 cornys in my store bought kegerator and I built a 4 tap tower for really cheap... take a look in my gallery to see more pics of the tower and kegerator... I posted a thread a little while back that tells you all the parts you need to build a tower like mine... the only thing you have to do is buy the fittings for a corny keg, both gas and beer side, and they should hook up directly to the existing lines in the kegerator... just unhook the lines from the sanke tap and hook up the corny fittings...

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for $600 I built mine all stainless and 4 kegs and all the fixins. do a search on this site for 4912 you'll find some good info. I know people will say it is small but that is the point it looks great in any home especially mine!!!!!

check out my signature for a link to my site I also have other links on how to build it.

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Interesting. So you can make a kegerator from a 5 cu foot refrigerator? Damn, and I almost spent $450 for one.

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Old 04-07-2006, 01:39 PM   #6
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Sanyo SR-4433S
Stainless 4.4CuFt Refrigerator
Reversible Clear Coated Door

$149.99


Would this size work? I can get this at Costco. I can also get the 4.9CuFt one for $169.00 if need be, but wasn't sure if this 4.4CuFt one would work?

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I don't think the 4433 is a good choice for a corny kegerator... I think it's too small.

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the Sanyo 4912 is $179 on sale and will JUST fit 2 ball lock kegs and a 5lb co tank and either a 2 or 3 gauge regulator while still keeping door space for hops, yeast, bottles, etc.

and it isn't big, white and ugly in a home environment which is a big bonus - we keep ours in our dining room and it blends right in with everything it has a nice black and stainless look.

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Well cool......then I will probably go with the 4912 then, unless I can really sweet talk the wifey into letting me make the current garage fridge into the kegerator.....

My question would be now is, how do you drill through the side walls of the fridge and then attach the spigots as to not let any cold air out? And, not make a mess of it then be screwed if it doesn't work......:O Little nervous about that one......

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After getting the small refrigerator, I assume you still need a tower and taps. Northern Brewer has them for about $140 for a double. So you are getting closer to the $450 mark for one without co2 or kegs.

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