Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Bottling/Kegging (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/)
-   -   Igloo Kegerator at Walmart - $369 (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/igloo-kegerator-walmart-369-a-289420/)

jkovac 12-26-2011 10:38 AM

Igloo Kegerator at Walmart - $369
 
Does anyone know about this unit? I can't find any posts related to it.

Walmart.com: Igloo 6.0-Cubic Foot Kegerator Beer Dispenser / Refrigerator: Appliances

JoshuaW 01-21-2012 02:43 AM

Im bumping this, just in case anyone has seen it. I noticed it when I was looking on WalMart's website for something else the other day, even at $390 it isnt bad. If anyone has some info, please share! Also, check your local location and see if a store has one near you. I tried several cities, and not one came up, so Im not sure they would be in store, but I am really curious how many cornys could be crammed in there at 6cu feet. If I decide to buy one with my tax return, I will report back.

snccoulter 01-21-2012 02:53 AM

if they are n ot in stock do the site to store it is free delivery that way.

saleen796 01-21-2012 04:40 PM

I can't seem to find any reviews on this either. I think I'm going to buy it today though.. so I'll post my findings. I think the Igloo unit will work out better than the other prevelelant unit in the under $400 market, the Nostalgia Electrics Kegerator Beer Fridge and Dispenser, Black, KRS-2100 or 2150.
From what I can tell there were numerous complaints in reviews from consumers regarding the single pressure gauge set up Nostalgia had with its unit. Igloo is using a dual gauge unit.
I'll give it a shot and let you guys know how it goes.

weirdboy 01-21-2012 04:47 PM

Well it should be interesting to see what the inside looks like. I know my 1/2 barrel kegerator wasn't too hard to convert to a 3-tap tower with cornies squeezed in.


Regarding single/dual pressure gauge...I will be honest I pretty much never look at the tank pressure gauge. I find it completely useless.

saleen796 01-21-2012 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weirdboy (Post 3690747)
Well it should be interesting to see what the inside looks like. I know my 1/2 barrel kegerator wasn't too hard to convert to a 3-tap tower with cornies squeezed in.


Regarding single/dual pressure gauge...I will be honest I pretty much never look at the tank pressure gauge. I find it completely useless.

yeah that was the problem w/ the nostalgia unit.. it was ONLY the tank pressure wtf...

badbrew 01-21-2012 05:51 PM

There is one at my local home depot in the $300 something range.

Henry22 01-22-2012 03:30 PM

Also interested in this. This seems like the best value at 6 cubic feet for 379 shipped for free to your local Walmart.

The 5.2 or 5.6 Danby is more expensive but specifically lists being able to hold 1/2 bbl kegs while the igloo doesn't. Surely at 6 ft^3 you would be able to. Also do you think you could fit 3 corny kegs in there? Thinking 2 for home brew and 1 for something commercial.

One last question, would it be very hard to convert this to a two or three tap tower?

Brewnoob1 01-23-2012 12:57 PM

I don't have the unit, but I'd think that since the single tower is already there, converting to a 2 or 3 faucet tower would require just buying a new tower and swapping it out. But, maybe I'm over simplifying it.

JoshuaW 01-23-2012 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badbrew (Post 3690990)
There is one at my local home depot in the $300 something range.

Could you make some cutouts like these and check out how many might fit? I would be willing to make the jump if I know it can fit 3 or four. Also note if there is a compressor hump, and if so, how high it is? This unit is supposed to come with a smaller tank (2.5lbs?) so I want to make sure we can still fit a 5lb in there. Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henry22 (Post 3693669)
Also interested in this. This seems like the best value at 6 cubic feet for 379 shipped for free to your local Walmart.

The 5.2 or 5.6 Danby is more expensive but specifically lists being able to hold 1/2 bbl kegs while the igloo doesn't. Surely at 6 ft^3 you would be able to. Also do you think you could fit 3 corny kegs in there? Thinking 2 for home brew and 1 for something commercial.

One last question, would it be very hard to convert this to a two or three tap tower?

Converting the tower should be easy, if the in place hole is already large enough, it is a simple swap (well, should be) if not, a little drilling may be required. The biggest issue now is finding out how many cornys we can fit in. I think three should fine, given the size, and there is slim chance that we might be able to get away with 4 or 3 and a 3 gallon, with the gas outside.

Pardon my lack of knowlege, but is there a difference between 1/2 and 1/2 bbl? The Igloo claims it can fit a 1/2, and at 6 cubic feet, it should!


Im excited about this, I have the "Go Ahead" from SWMBO on this unit (matches the kitchen :rolleyes: ). If it can fit three, Im going to dive in within the next week or so (when my bonus rolls in)


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:57 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.