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Old 04-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #11
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:36 AM   #12
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Is it worth it? I currently have a 2 tap converted chest freezer but am probably buying a house and will end up with an old refrigerator I'm going to replace. I'm considering turning it into a kegerator. I like the idea of being able to just open the door and futz around inside (less lifting that with the chest freezers) and the fact that all the lines will be chilled minus an inch or so. Also, I thought I could use the freezer part for my hops. It seems like most people prefer the chest freezers. Anyone have opinions? Feel free to post pics of your own fridge conversions.
I prefer a fridge. Cheaper kegs (pin locks fit better), usable freezer, less floor space, built in defrost, uniform cooling, less lifting, easier access, way cheaper than a keezer, built in light :P

Mine fits 6, currently have 5 taps.

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:10 AM   #13
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I use both, the fridge is in the garage and the top freezer holds hops. It uses $7/month electric.

The garage freezes in the winter and I don't brew so the ferm chamber chest freezer gets used to hold kegs inside. $2/month electric? I haven't checked this running as a fridge yet.

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:16 AM   #14
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I went with a frig mainly because we redid our kitchen and got new appliances, so I had the old one available. I have a chest freezer that I use as a fermentation chamber. I currently have two taps on the kegerator and it will fit three kegs, my 5# co2 tank and dual regulator. I could fit another keg in the frig but didn't want to drill a hole in it and keep the co2 tank outside. This setup works well for me because I can have two beers on tap and one keg conditioning so its always ready to go. The other nice aspect of the frig is I can store bottles in the door convienently and hops and food in the freezer section.

I think the main question to answer when choosing between a frig and keezer is how many beers do you want on tap at the same time? Then the other question might be where are you planning on putting it? If you have a basement then the frig setup is cool... But if this is going in a living area the keezer might be better since you can usually make it look nicer then a standard kegerator.

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I went with a frig mainly because we redid our kitchen and got new appliances, so I had the old one available. I have a chest freezer that I use as a fermentation chamber. I currently have two taps on the kegerator and it will fit three kegs, my 5# co2 tank and dual regulator. I could fit another keg in the frig but didn't want to drill a hole in it and keep the co2 tank outside. This setup works well for me because I can have two beers on tap and one keg conditioning so its always ready to go. The other nice aspect of the frig is I can store bottles in the door convienently and hops and food in the freezer section.

I think the main question to answer when choosing between a frig and keezer is how many beers do you want on tap at the same time? Then the other question might be where are you planning on putting it? If you have a basement then the frig setup is cool... But if this is going in a living area the keezer might be better since you can usually make it look nicer then a standard kegerator.
That's a good question to ask. For me, floor space in the garage is a premium, and I don't care about looks. However, if it had to go in my family room, I would make a nice looking keezer.
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