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Old 12-04-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Side by side fridge to kegerator

I can get a free perfectly good working side by side fridge. I was thinking of turning it into a kegerator.. I know of guys use the standard Horiztonal fridges.
I was wondering if there's any draw back to useing the side by side?
I know there's not as much room bu is there anything else..??

should I just wait and get a regular fridge?

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Old 12-07-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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Dude! It's free. If it doesn't work exactly like you want, I will at least work until you find something better. Imagine never having to bottle again....

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Old 12-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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I use a side by side, took the veggie drawers out, and two cornies fit nicely on the floor.

I really like the available vertical space to work in a side by side, and there's room above for bottles or other stuff. The door holds my 5 lb co2 tank perfectly. I use picnic taps.

You might want to measure first, but there's a likelihood that it will work out great.

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Old 12-07-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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Vacuum sealed hops in the freezer? Heck, it's free!

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Old 12-09-2008, 03:04 PM   #5
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I've currently got my first corny in my garage side by side, sitting nice and snug next to my 20lb air tank.

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EDIT: My air is now sitting outside of my fridge after 30 seconds with a drill. I have lots-o-room in there now.

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Old 12-09-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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This thread has some brainstorming I did with a couple other peeps.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/let-...erators-75108/
I use a side by side. It's nice. A chest freezer would be cool, but it'd take a lot more floor space.

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Old 12-09-2008, 05:52 PM   #7
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Thanks Guys..

Teh fridge is nicely waiting for me on my buddies deck under about 1 ft of snow.. Hopefully I'll have time to get it this weekend. Like everyone else I figure screw it it's free..

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