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Old 04-12-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Which mini-fridge for 2-keg conversion?

I would like to do a mini-fridge kegerator conversion in the next 2-3 months, and want to go ahead and keep an eye out for a good fridge in the meantime. I want something that can hold 2 corny kegs, a 5 lb CO2 tank, and have a 2 tap tower on top. I prefer a stainless front, but would also consider black.

I've read quite a few old threads, but most of the fridge models are no longer available. For instance, the Sanyo 4912 seems like a very popular choice, but the only places that currently sell it are $300+. That seems very high.

Does anyone have recent experience with doing this conversion and a fridge model they would recommend? Even if you don't have a specific recommendation, are there some things I should watch for? Internal dimensions, freezer component, etc?

Thanks a lot for the help.

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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This is the fridge many of us here on HBT have converted into a kegerator: http://www.lowes.com/pd_326299-47224...duct_price%7C0

You can find my build here, or in my sig, or you can click on the Broken Glass Brewery link which I detial the build in my blog also. Enjoy!

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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Thanks! That's exactly the type of keezer I'd like to build.

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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This is the fridge many of us here on HBT have converted into a kegerator: http://www.lowes.com/pd_326299-47224...duct_price%7C0
Everything I've read about this fridge indicates that it has a freezer component. Is it fairly easy to remove the freezer component for the sake of a kegerator conversion?

Are there mini-fridges that do not have a freezer component at all? Seems like that would be the most straightforward route if possible.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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The "freezer" is a plastic shelf. Just pull it out. It's not attached and doesn't have any coolant lines in it.

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I just did this conversion a couple of weeks ago. The Instructions posted in this thread are for the smaller version that fits one keg but I did the larger 4.4 cu ft model and it fits two kegs and a 5# CO2 canister and a two tap tower.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/xxxx...deshow-220712/

Here is where I bought it. I found it locally, not sure if they ship or not.

http://hhgregg.com/ProductDetail.asp...roductID=22765

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