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Old 06-22-2009, 07:14 AM   #51
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Just an FYI... I was going to pick up the Holiday 5 cu ft model from Lowes today cause they are $168 with a $20 mail in rebate. After measuring the inside, it's only 14 inches square (without the compressor hump). Which would only hold one keg without a collar. The hump goes all the way across now, so with a collar you could get 4 in there with a lot of wasted space. I guess Holiday has a new model line now, they aren't as deep as they once where. The 5 cu ft isn't square (outside), it's long and narrow. Even the 7 cu ft looked like it might only hold 3.
Yeah, I was just down there today.. and was a bit disappointed. That looked like the perfect design with the small hump. I ended up getting the 7.2 from Home Depot instead..


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Old 07-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #52
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is there a collar build thread available that shows the process?
Joe's thread has some great pics of a collar being built- I'm sure you've seen it by now though! That thing is going to be sweeeeeet

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/project-monsterator-111298/


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Old 07-03-2009, 03:08 PM   #53
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GE 7.0 cu. ft. at Sam's for $186.56
I got this GE 7.0 off craigslist the other day, and sized it up and am reporting that it will hold 4 kegs w/ CO2 on the outside, or 3 kegs W/ CO2 on the inside.

Edit: Dimension of the inside, not including the hump are 23 1/8 by 16 1/8 inches

This is 3 pin-locks and 1 ball-lock so 4 ball locks should fit easily. This height is the only concern if you are not wanting to build a collar. I have a ball-lock keg that has been converted to pin-lock, and with the pin-lock disconnect it is about 3/4 of an inch too tall. So, the ball-locks w/ disconnects may fit, but it would be very very close. The pin locks fit fine.


This is 3 pin-locks and my 10lb CO2 tank.


Here are just a couple more shots so you can see the height problem.

Pin lock connects on ball lock size keg.


3/4 inch measured gab
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I got this GE 7.0 off craigslist the other day, and sized it up and am reporting that it will hold 4 kegs w/ CO2 on the outside, or 3 kegs W/ CO2 on the inside.
a 5# tank would likley fit on the inside, on the hump...
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a 5# tank would likley fit on the inside, on the hump...
Good point, I guess I don't know how tall most 5lb tanks are.
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Good point, I guess I don't know how tall most 5lb tanks are.
I have less than an inch clearance on my 5# with the regs hooked up, sitting on the hump of my 7.2cf Magic Chef
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Frigidaire®
9 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer (Color: White)

Item #: 90724 Model: LFFC09M5HW

Holds 4 cornies and a 10 pound co2 tank on the floor. With a collar you could probably fit two more on the hump

Frigidaire at Lowe's: 9 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer (Color: White)

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Just carted home my black Frigidaire 7.2 cu. ft. freezer today from Lowes. (Had to have them order it for me; they don't stock the black ones.)

Item #: 279057 Model: FFC0723GB

Definitely a good deal for $228, and I found a 10% off coupon, so even better.

It'll hold 3 Corny kegs plus a 10 pound CO2 cylinder without a collar, 5 plus a 10 pound CO2 cylinder with a 2x8 collar.

I think I'm going to build the collar and use it for 4 kegs, and keep a little spare room for misc. stuff.



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I'm eyeing the 5 CF GE from Sam's. Can it hold 1 corny, a 5Lb tank, and a fermenter all at once? I haven't got the money or space for separate fermenting cooler and keezer

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Does anyone have a list of the internal measurements of any of these freezers? I'm trying to figure out which ones I would be able to fit two 5-gallon glass carboys in? I would like the smallest size possible... The GE 5.0 cu ft. looks promising... Would they both fit in the space below the compressor hump? What about the new model of Holiday from Lowe's . The one at my local store change from the corner compressor to the rectangle one...



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