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Old 02-19-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default nOOb dumb kegging question #2.

I hear people refer to "chest freezers". You really want a chest "REFRIGERATOR", right, not a "FREEZER"?

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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No, chest freezer is correct. They require temp controllers though (extra cost). They only turn on when needed to maintain the temp. That way they will not freeze your beer, unless you want them to...

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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You over-ride the chest freezer's internal thermostat with an external thermostat (temp-controller).

This allows you to set the temperature in the 30's or 40's thus creating a refrigerator.

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Many will argue that refridgerator thermostats aren't good enough either, at least not for lagering. Too wide a temp range before it'll cycle (to save energy).

Real beer isn't meant to be ice cold...you want it in the upper 30's to mid 40's...some styles even warmer than that.
I run my keg freezer at 42F

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Old 02-19-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Drop the probe into your freezer...

Plug the freezer into the plug thingy...

Set the thermostat to desired temp...


Walk away. (After calibrating with a digital thermometer).

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