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Old 02-20-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default what size chest freezer do you use?

soon the store i work at will be selling chest freezers for $150 with coupons for $150 free food. i believe it's about 6 cubic feet. will that be enough for 2 kegs?

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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From what i've seen 6cu should be enough for two kegs. I saw someone say they had 3 kegs in a 5 cu unit (the co2 had to be on the outside though).

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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i believe it's 6 hopefully not 5 but if it is i might have to bite anyway. i can get a bigger one for not much more without the food though. was considering this as well. in the long run that might be a better investment. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...3&blockType=L3

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Old 02-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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I bought a GE 5cuft chest freezer from Sam's Club to use as a fermenter. It held 2 cornies or one 6.5g carboy.

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Old 02-21-2011, 06:39 PM   #5
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Depends a lot on the model. I have a 5 cf Holiday that holds 3 cornies and CO2. But any 6 cf freezers should hold at least 2.

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A 6CF model is plenty big enough for 2 cornies and a Co2 bottle.

Me, only because you asked, I have a 15.3 CF model. I place all of my kegs in there(anywhere from 2 on to 8) and all of my collectible beer also. I have a kegerator on my main living floor that holds whatever is on tap. I am waiting for the kergerator to die so that I can buy a 9 CF Freezer and make that into a Kegerator.

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:41 PM   #7
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I started with 3 kegs in a 7.4cu freezer (with 5lb CO2 inside too) but only had two gas lines, thinking the 3rd would be 'aging beer'.

well my used kegs leak sporatically if not connected to gas and liquid. so now I just run 5 kegs all the time in a 14cu freezer.

the 7 is idle but will likely get used for lagering and summer fermentation temp control. just need another johnson controller.

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Jeezus, man, it's a sticky in this very subforum:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/sizi...ny-kegs-75449/

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