New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Kegerator for $125 w/tower Buy?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
befus
Mr. Infecto
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
befus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
Posts: 592
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default Kegerator for $125 w/tower Buy?

Available near me. Pic and description below. Kinda scared about the temp, but sounds like it works with right controller.

Bull Brand fridge converted into a kegerator. Will hold two 5 gallon corny kegs and co2. The tower alone cost $130 its stainless 3" dual. The thermostat on the fridge will not let it get cold enough, so I recommend getting a Johnson temp controller(that's what I use I have it set for 36 degrees) KEGERATOR and TOWER only NO KEGS OR CO2.







__________________

Award winning:
Northern Brown Ale


"Guess I'll watch some TV, cuz it's nice to see people more messed up than me."

Primary:
Bottled: Wee Ain't Heavy (Wee Heavy);
Kegged: Brown Rhyno Old Ale (Rye Knot+ clone); Second Amendment Vanilla/Bourbon Porter; Pale Ale (a'la EdWort's Haus Pale);
On Deck: Northern Brown; Kolsch; Apricot wheat,

befus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
Erroneous
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 594
Liked 29 Times on 25 Posts

Default

Well you'd have to do an internal thermostat if you want to get it colder than what he says it does, but I'd go for it.



__________________
Erroneous is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
befus
Mr. Infecto
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
befus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
Posts: 592
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Guess I'll give him a call and ask some questions anyway.

__________________

Award winning:
Northern Brown Ale


"Guess I'll watch some TV, cuz it's nice to see people more messed up than me."

Primary:
Bottled: Wee Ain't Heavy (Wee Heavy);
Kegged: Brown Rhyno Old Ale (Rye Knot+ clone); Second Amendment Vanilla/Bourbon Porter; Pale Ale (a'la EdWort's Haus Pale);
On Deck: Northern Brown; Kolsch; Apricot wheat,

befus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 03:52 AM   #4
befus
Mr. Infecto
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
befus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
Posts: 592
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Bump. Any other thoughts.

__________________

Award winning:
Northern Brown Ale


"Guess I'll watch some TV, cuz it's nice to see people more messed up than me."

Primary:
Bottled: Wee Ain't Heavy (Wee Heavy);
Kegged: Brown Rhyno Old Ale (Rye Knot+ clone); Second Amendment Vanilla/Bourbon Porter; Pale Ale (a'la EdWort's Haus Pale);
On Deck: Northern Brown; Kolsch; Apricot wheat,

befus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 03:56 AM   #5
thatjonguy
Now with 57.93% more awesome!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
 
thatjonguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North Central, North Dakota
Posts: 1,825
Liked 203 Times on 140 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

When I got a commercial kegerator, I found instructions online on how to adjust the built in thermostat. You could save your self some money that way and also by adding a small fan to move the air around.

Computer case fans with a few 12v 0.5A power adapter works wonders. Mine is chilling at 35F right now.

thatjonguy is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,731
Liked 43 Times on 38 Posts

Default

Yeah, find the coarse adjust screw on the internal thermostat. It takes a few tries, but you should be able to lower the temp enough.

You might want to look into a tower fan. The kind that push air up the tower through a tube work wonders on limiting first glass foaming.

__________________
Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #7
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 22,113
Liked 1667 Times on 1211 Posts
Likes Given: 943

Default

You can adjust the thermostat to your liking. Or maybe even install an STC-1000 into the door or on top and see the current actual temp in Celsius.

A tower fan is always nice and they are pretty easy to install DIY.

__________________
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
befus
Mr. Infecto
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
befus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
Posts: 592
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homercidal View Post
You can adjust the thermostat to your liking. Or maybe even install an STC-1000 into the door or on top and see the current actual temp in Celsius.

A tower fan is always nice and they are pretty easy to install DIY.
Just got an STC-1000 in the mail today.....maybe it's a sign . I'll have to check for info on how to install it correctly.
__________________

Award winning:
Northern Brown Ale


"Guess I'll watch some TV, cuz it's nice to see people more messed up than me."

Primary:
Bottled: Wee Ain't Heavy (Wee Heavy);
Kegged: Brown Rhyno Old Ale (Rye Knot+ clone); Second Amendment Vanilla/Bourbon Porter; Pale Ale (a'la EdWort's Haus Pale);
On Deck: Northern Brown; Kolsch; Apricot wheat,

befus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #9
Kealia
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: US
Posts: 488
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

For $125, I'd buy that in a heartbeat. Even if I had to replace a few things it would be worth it for me. I'm not a DIY guy.



__________________
Kealia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will this work? Kegerator tower poislb Bottling/Kegging 13 06-02-2012 01:28 PM
Beer Tower does not fit kegerator aceofspades1217 Bottling/Kegging 6 11-24-2011 06:51 PM
diy 4 tap kegerator tower... Jester Bottling/Kegging 37 08-09-2010 09:13 PM
Why a tower on a kegerator? Cpt_Kirks Bottling/Kegging 9 09-15-2008 09:24 PM
Blower Fan for Kegerator Tower lightkeeper Bottling/Kegging 0 11-16-2007 12:51 AM