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Old 03-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Commercial Kegerator - What Questions to Ask

I've run across a kegerator on Craigslist that is $150 - I think it's probably a pretty good deal.

What questions do I need to ask to make sure I can use it for my homebrew?

Thanks!

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Old 03-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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I suppose just make sure it works. :-)

If you use corny kegs you should find out how many of those you can fit in it - that'd be my biggest concern.

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Old 03-25-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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I suppose just make sure it works. :-)

If you use corny kegs you should find out how many of those you can fit in it - that'd be my biggest concern.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. If it'll hold one commercial keg, there's just no way it won't hold 2 cornies, right?
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Check the door seal. Every one I've bought had to have door seals replaced. Not a hard fix, but the seals for mine run about $30 each.

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1) top mounted draft tower or door mounted taps?
2) temperature range (integrated thermostat, or need an external controller?)
3) capacity (2 or 3 corny kegs will fit?)
4) CO2 cylinder fits inside with the kegs, or external only)
5) was it a DIY build, or commercial product
6) how much? you can build one for about $500 using a brand new mini fridge.
7) what's included (kegs, taps, line?)

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if you needed to store a body...

i mean age, size, and pics too!

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photo by EllBama, on Flickr

It comes with the keg, the CO2 tank and the lines.

It's $150. My only hesitation is height. Anyone think my corny kegs will fit?
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It looks like the keg in the pic is suspended above the floor of the fridge due to its width (there is a "step" in practically all mini fridges where the compressor is). I would ask for the measurements of the interior, but I would wager that two corney kegs will fit (slightly staggered) on the floor level, and the co2 tank will fit on the step behind them.

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... and get rid of that pisswater tap handle! (or paint it )

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If this is true, I'll be owning it this weekend - no doubt.

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... and get rid of that pisswater tap handle! (or paint it )
Well, yeah.
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