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Old 11-04-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Successful mini fridge models for kegerator conversion

I'm looking to purchase a minifridge to convert into a kegerator. Does anyone know of any manufacturers and model #'s of readily available minifridges?

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Old 11-05-2009, 01:10 AM   #2
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Sanyo 4912 is win

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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I have a Danby Designer 4.4 all fridge model- holds 2 cornies and co2 without a problem

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
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Sanyo 4912 is win
Unfortunately, I believe the Sanyo 4912 is discontinued. You may be able to find one used, but that might be a PITA.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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I bought a Sanyo 4912 last weekend at Fry's for $189. To get that price I had to order it online for in-store pickup.

I would add that it is a a great fridge for keg conversion. Room for 2 corny kegs and a 5# CO2 container. There are lots of websites online for how to convert this particular fridge into a kegerator.

Good luck!

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Old 11-06-2009, 12:31 AM   #6
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On the 4912M you can fit a cylinder and two cornies and still keep the door trims (just take out the tray-thing at the bottom). If you put a pair of 1/4" sticks on the holes that used to hold the tray-thing you can still fit (snugly) some beer bottles in the bottom tray. In total:
1 5lb cylinder
2 corny kegs
7 soda cans (door can compartment)
4 beer bottles (bottom door compartment)
2 more trays (right now I have glasses, yeast and hops on those)

Got it for 189 on Fry's (same thing, buy online for in-store pickup. The store sticker price is 250)

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Old 11-06-2009, 01:00 AM   #7
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Aha! Thank you! Google failed me on "Sanyo 4912" but came through with "Sanyo 4912M"

Expensive anywhere by Fry's, though, and there are none of those near me.

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:22 AM   #8
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I bet it is still cheaper to have it shipped to you than to buy it anywhere else.

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Frigidaire Model FRC445GB ... holds two cornies with minimal conversion... also cheep, roughly 160$

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Old 11-06-2009, 10:00 PM   #10
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I bought a Sanyo 4911 on Craigslist last week for $40!

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