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Old 08-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #211
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Default Danby 10.2 Cu Ft, Energy Star, Model DCFM289WDD

Here are the specs for the Danby 10.2 cu ft chest freezer. I chose this model because it was one of the only ones larger than 7.2 cu ft that had a high gloss SMOOTH surface as well as a solid core lid which doesn't dimple when setting a beer on it. It also is a little less wide which makes it perfect for extending a counter top.

Now, I've confirmed it will hold 6 PIN LOCK kegs on the floor, and another thread shows it will fit 8 ball leg kegs on the floor (probably another two of each on the hump, and the CAD drawings should show this).

Brand Name, Capacity and Model Number
- Danby, 10.2 cu ft, DCFM289WDD

Colors Available
- White

Availability
- Online, but can pick up in store for $0

Everyday Pricing
- $329 @ Walmart, $379 @ Home Depot
Note: My state (KY) has a $50 rebate for purchasing an energy star freezer

Exterior Dimensions
- 49-1/4" W x 25-1/8" D x 32-3/4" H (width does not include handle)

Interior Dimensions
- 42-3/4" W x 17-5/16" D x 25" H

Compressor Hump Size
- 7-13/16" W x 17-5/16" D x 8-13/16" H

Bottom Dimensions
- 34-15/16" W x 17-5/16" D

Special Features
- Energy Star
- Solid Core Lid
- Can adjust temp without controller using the coarse set screw

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #212
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Here are some prelim pics - just started keezer build this morning...

One pic, as you can see, shows that six kegs will fit (using cardboard cutouts and moving around the actual keg.

The other shows the coarse set screw on the thermostat - you'll want to screw CLOCKWISE to increase the temp. I made the mistake of turning counter clockwise and had to disassemble the entire thing to put the screw back into the spring - not something I would recommend...

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Old 08-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #213
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The kegs I use are slightly different than the traditional corny kegs. They are the compact ones from williams brewing and are about 4 inches shorter, but a little wider (I believe 1 inch). I'm looking at getting a chest freezer (as small as possible) to fit the following without putting a collar----

1. two-5 gal corny kegs on the main floor+ one or two 2.5 gal kegs on the hump. I don't necessarily need two, on the hump but it would be nice. Also be able to squeeze a 5# co2 tank.

I use the compact corny kegs that are slightly shorter than the regular corny ones, and have a couple of 2.5 gal kegs.
This is what I have

two compact- 5gal corny kegs. 22 " with ball lock fittings on. 8" wide
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/5-GAL...P3251C109.aspx


I have two different kinds of 2.5 gal kegs- one is 13" tall, 9 "wide. The other is 15"
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/-2-GA...P3151C109.aspx
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/2-GAL...P3009C109.aspx

Essentially I would like to be able to fit two-5 gal kegs, and at least one 2.5 gal keg in there somehow. It would also be nice to be able to fit a 6 gal better bottle carboy in the bottom. This could be with or without any kegs. I just want to have enough space for one carboy for cold crashing purposes.

Looking at things, I'm thinking that a 5.0 cubic foot might work, since the 2.5 gal kegs are much shorter in height, but I am not absolutely sure.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 08-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #214
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super duper great information. bookmarked.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #215
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So on the left is my fermenting freezer with a digital Johnson Controls thermostat. On the right is my new keezer. The propane tank is up there to hold the collar down while the glue is drying. This was a sweet setup since the freezer was free. My office moved and the freezer was, no joke, only keeping one bottle of loctite cold. So they were going to leave it behind. Tossed it in my car and violla, keezer. I figure with this collar on it, I can put three kegs and the CO2 tank.

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I just got an Igloo 7.2 C ft chest freezer. It actually doesn't fit 4 5 gallon ball lock kegs - but I squeezed in a 2.5 gallon + 1 3 gallon with 3 5 gallon kegs + 5 lb CO2 tank. I can send pictures if you like.

I ordered a bigger Maytag CF for fermentation also ( it's my Birthday!)

Thanks for helping me decide - good thread.

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I just got an Igloo 7.2 C ft chest freezer. It actually doesn't fit 4 5 gallon ball lock kegs - but I squeezed in a 2.5 gallon + 1 3 gallon with 3 5 gallon kegs + 5 lb CO2 tank. I can send pictures if you like.

I ordered a bigger Maytag CF for fermentation also ( it's my Birthday!)

Thanks for helping me decide - good thread.

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Odd. In the other thread, somebody confirmed that they fit 4 in theirs. I'd take four empty kegs down to Best Buy to test it out (for the sake of SCIENCE!) if I lived closer to the city.
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Still have one set of specs in the pipeline to be drawn up.

Recently rebuilt my computer. When I cloned the old 64gb SSD to a new 256gb SSD, the Volume ID changed of course. Many of my smarter programs noticed and un-registered themselves. Not a problem for most, but I can't seem to find my AutoCAD 2012 license key anywhere. So, for right now, I can't draw anything. :\

Will keep looking around. Just moved all of my equipment out of the old den, tore down paneling, installed new electrical devices and plates, patching the holes and preparing to repaint, then add crown. Hopefully it shows up in one of the tubs that was crammed into the closet temporarily.

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Looks tight. There's a good chance that you can get 9 in there still.

I find that my cornys aren't actually round, but slightly oval. The short way across the lid seems to be smaller than the other way. That is, if you have the lid facing you with the bail at the bottom and you're above it, they're skinnier from left-to-right than top-to-bottom.

Have you checked for bulge at the foot/heel of the keg? Most kegs bulge here slightly from the rubber vulcanizing mold, and you can get a surprising amount of space back my shaving 1/16" off with a rasp.
Weird, I never saw this reply.

Anyway, I ended up building a collar our of 1x8s and am able to get 11 in. Pretty badass!

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Weird, I never saw this reply.

Anyway, I ended up building a collar our of 1x8s and am able to get 11 in. Pretty badass!

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Awesome! Dead on the money as far as the chart goes.
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