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Old 01-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #731
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Seems like all 5cu.ft. freezers will fit two ball locks and a 5# without a collar. Are you EVER going to add a third keg? maybe a fourth? If you have the space and money for a 7 cu.ft. freezer, I'd go that route so you have room for expansion in the future if you ever want it.
Im looking at the 7cu holiday right now its about as big as I can go with the limited space i have. I dont plan on having more than 2 kegs but one never knows. Im sure many people here started out with 1 and it turned into many.
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Im looking at the 7cu holiday right now its about as big as I can go with the limited space i have. I dont plan on having more than 2 kegs but one never knows. Im sure many people here started out with 1 and it turned into many.
Yeah, I started with a 2 keg system and recently bumped up to a 4 keg. I was looking at the 14.8 for 8+ kegs but decided 2 7's would work out better for my needs. I can use one for kegs and one for a fermentation chamber and if I need to have more on tap I can just pop a few kegs in the fermentation chamber with picnic taps.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #733
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Seems like all 5cu.ft. freezers will fit two ball locks and a 5# without a collar. Are you EVER going to add a third keg? maybe a fourth? If you have the space and money for a 7 cu.ft. freezer, I'd go that route so you have room for expansion in the future if you ever want it.
If you don't want the full 7 cu ft, check out the Danby 5.5. It can hold 3 ball locks on the floor. Or the Igloo 5.2, which can be set as warm as 50F without an external controller.

See the link in my sig for detailed drawings. I don't have the Igloo 5.2 posted yet, but maybe you'll find what you're looking for.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #734
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If you don't want the full 7 cu ft, check out the Danby 5.5. It can hold 3 ball locks on the floor. Or the Igloo 5.2, which can be set as warm as 50F without an external controller.

See the link in my sig for detailed drawings. I don't have the Igloo 5.2 posted yet, but maybe you'll find what you're looking for.
Thanks for the useful info. I think Ive decided on the holiday 7 so that way if I expand down the road Ill be good to go.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:04 AM   #735
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got the kenmore 14.8 for 336 after haggling a while!

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #736
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got the kenmore 14.8 for 336 after haggling a while!
Grats. Once you receive it, please consider posting the measurements of it to the thread in my sig. See post #4 on that thread for specifics. It may help others decide if that model is a good match for their needs.
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Been reading, but am somewhat confused. In the original posts by Ed he indicated one 5 cu. footer would hold three ball locks and a 20# co2 bottle I THOUGHT? Is there such an animal?

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Kenmore 14.8 holds 7 homebrew kegs on the floor without a collar and then plenty of room on the shelf for 3 co2 tanks...........however how can I regulate the temp? My beer has frozen!!!!

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Kenmore 14.8 holds 7 homebrew kegs on the floor without a collar and then plenty of room on the shelf for 3 co2 tanks...........however how can I regulate the temp? My beer has frozen!!!!
I bought a Johnson temp controller from northern brewer...works great...my keezer is the 19.8 Kenmore elite which I need to get specs posted to this thread for.
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Kenmore 14.8 holds 7 homebrew kegs on the floor without a collar and then plenty of room on the shelf for 3 co2 tanks...........however how can I regulate the temp? My beer has frozen!!!!
Food luck with the frozen beers....I had a friend who accidentally left his probe out after cleaning his keezer and had 14 kegs freeze! After thawing we could never get the brew to have any carbonation....not really sure why...
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