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Old 08-17-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default How big a chest freeze for mix of Corny kegs and commercial kegs?

I looked through EdWort's sticky above, but want to fit commercial kegs as well. Is anyone using a chest freezer that accomodates at least 3 (better yet 4) cornys as well as 2 commercial kegs AND the CO2 bottle and regulator? (No way the wife will allow an external CO2 bottle.) How big do I need to be looking?

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Old 08-17-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Probably 15 cu ft or more. Are you talking pony kegs or full kegs?

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Probably 15 cu ft or more. Are you talking pony kegs or full kegs?
Pony kegs, I'm sure. I fancy myself a manly man, but I doubt I could maneuver a full keg into a keezer (especially a tight fit) without destroying something.I think they're about the same diameter though, aren't they?
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ponies come in alot of different sizes. some are like cornies and some are like shorter versions of full kegs. this is going to be a big freezer!!!!

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ponies come in alot of different sizes. some are like cornies and some are like shorter versions of full kegs. this is going to be a big freezer!!!!
I guess for purposes of my question, I was assuming those squat ones that are like short full-sized kegs. One place that I'd likely get a keg from is a local brewpub that uses 7-something gallon kegs that use Hoff-Stevens taps, but I'm not sure of the form factor. I guess if I assume room for two squatties, then I'll be good with tall skinnies.

I can get by with 3 cornies and two squat ponies, plus CO2 inside. Obviously I don't want to buy too much larger than I really need ($$$) but I've got room for whatever size I do need. I don't need to cram this into some limited spot.
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:55 PM   #6
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If I were you I'd cut out cardboard cutouts of the sizes of kegs you want to put in. That way when you go to look at a freezer you can place your cutouts in it and see if you have enough room.

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