First, thank you all for this great thread. This is amazing.
I'm not handy at all - so I need capacity without a collar. All I need is cold storage. I already have an 8 tap kegerator w/ front doors that holds 11 mixed sixtels snugly (sometimes a 12th with creativity).
But I'm now brewing 15 gallons at a time and need to store 3 corny kegs with each batch. Hoping to have 24 kegs is ambitious, but I wouldn't mind about 20 capacity.
Looking through the thread I see the Frigidaire 14.8cu freezer LFFN15M5HW (Lowes: $395), the Maytag 14.8cu freezer MQC1552TEW (Home Dept: $449 - price $150 more than a few months ago!), and the Whirlpool 14.8cu freezer EH150FXR (Sears: $405).
It appears that the Frigidaire has a 9.25" wide and 10.5" high hump and only stores 8 ball lock cornies without needing a collar.
Has anyone used the Maytag 14.8 or the Whirlpool 14.8? What is the corny capacity without a collar?
It appears the Frigidaire can be modified for temperature without a controller. What about the Maytag or Whirlpool?
Thanks so much. I have 3 kegs of Stout conditioning and 15 gallons of Brown Ales fermenting. 10 gallons of Bitter, 5 of Maibock, 5 of Porter... well, you get the idea - I'm in desperate need of cold room!!!