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Old 09-19-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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I need some advice on setting up kegging equipment. I have a larger dorm size fridge I want to use and I was thinking that I would just use two cornies with picnic taps until I get the nerve to build a tower set up. (I'm not mechanically inclined at all, but I'm fairly intelligent!). Anyway, I can fit two cornies and I'll have to put the co2 tank in there, too. Does any one else keep the co2 tank in the fridge, too?

Here's the set up I want: http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=22

I was promised this for Christmas, but I want to make sure this is really what I want!

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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I do but I plan on moving the co2 tank to the outside.


I think this might be a better deal check it out and see if it's not a cheaper alternative.
i've done business with these folks and was happy.

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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That would do nicely. I started with my CO2 in the old kegger & moved it out, but it's back inside for the new one.

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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I keep two cornies and a 5# co2 tank in my sanyo 4912 minifridge (the one most people use). There are not a lot of fridges that can easily fit two cornies, so I'd recommend you make real sure yours is the right size - the 4912 is probably the biggest minifridge I've ever come across, and even in this thing it's a tight fit. Personally, if I had the space for it, I'd rather have a chest freezer because for the same cost you can fit more cornies.

That keg setup sounds like most everything you need to get started, however you might want to call around to the places you'd get your CO2 filled and see what their deal is. A lot of places only do exchanges so your shiny new tank will be gone after the first fill, in which case you might be better off buying a used tank from them in the first place, if their price is any better.

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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Personally, if I had the space for it, I'd rather have a chest freezer because for the same cost you can fit more cornies.
Yup, check sams club. There is a 5cu chest freezer for $146 which is about the same price as the 4912's. It'll hold 4 cornies, so you could dispence 2 and have 2 on deck.
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You can get a 5# tank filled and refilled at Cintas w/o having to swap. The problem is it costs about the same as having a 10, 15 or 20# tank filled.

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I keep mine inside. I trimmed the wire shelf to hold it in the back and the cornys go in front.

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That would do nicely. I started with my CO2 in the old kegger & moved it out, but it's back inside for the new one.
David did you notice any difference as to whether or not the tank was inside or out?
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There's no difference mounting a tank inside or outside give or take a few hundred PSI. Your regulator won't care.

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There's no difference mounting a tank inside or outside give or take a few hundred PSI. Your regulator won't care.
That's what I thought too but my LHBS owner seems to think differently. And says it needs to be inside the fridge. He's usually pretty knowledgable but I think he's mistaken about this.
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