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Old 01-10-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Best type of refrigerator for kegerator

I am currently in the market for a used refrigerator to turn into a kegerator. I have been looking on Craigslist and there are thousands of fridges to choose from. I want the kegerator to hold three corny kegs with the door mounted handles. What should I look for in the fridge that I buy?



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Old 01-11-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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I am currently in the market for a used refrigerator to turn into a kegerator. I have been looking on Craigslist and there are thousands of fridges to choose from. I want the kegerator to hold three corny kegs with the door mounted handles. What should I look for in the fridge that I buy?
Are you looking to make something like this?


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Old 01-11-2011, 01:02 AM   #3
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IMO pretty much any full size fridge would fit the bill.

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IMO pretty much any full size fridge would fit the bill.
Agreed. The one in the pic holds six kegs.
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I suggest the cheapest full size fridge you can get. Take a template of the size of the bottom, and a tape measure to measure height (or an actual cornie if you have one) to see how many it'll fit.

I got one for $20 and it'll fit 4 and a 20# CO2 tank with room for bottles/cans. Took a little elbow grease to get it clean, but nothing too bad.

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Go with a bottom freezer fridge. You get tap handles at a good height and no worry about someone opening the freezer door and tripping your tap handles like in a top freezer fridge.

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I'd recommend a chest freezer.

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I'd recommend a chest freezer.
What is the best temp controller for a chest freezer. I have a Love controller for my fermentation chamber, but those are awfully expensive. Also, most of the kegerators that I see made from chest freezers have a wooden extension build on to them. What is that for?
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Are you looking to make something like this?
Yes, but I would really like to find a freezerless refrigerator. I only saw one on Craigslist and it was out of my price range. Is there ever an issue with coolant lines in the doors of refrigerators?
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Yes, but I would really like to find a freezerless refrigerator. I only saw one on Craigslist and it was out of my price range. Is there ever an issue with coolant lines in the doors of refrigerators?
There aren't any coolant lines in the doors. The only lines in fridge doors will be for things like water dispensers.


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