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BeerCanuck 10-04-2007 03:24 AM

Co2 inside/outside Kegerator
 
Just going throught a kegerator conversion using Bradsul wiki
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/kegerator-sylvania-se80106-2-a-38905/

Im tending towards mounting CO2 outside for the following advantages;

More space in kegerator
Easier reading of gauges on regulator
Easier access to valves on manifold/regulator
More solid mount for Co2
Option of increasing Co2 bottle size

Just wondering if I could get the HBT DIYers chiming in?

Cheers
BeerCanuck

Fingers 10-04-2007 03:27 AM

Makes no difference at all. Your regulator will read a higher pressure outside the kegerator but the actual volume of gas won't vary. Do whatever is easier for you.

olllllo 10-04-2007 03:28 AM

Only reason to put it in the inside is if you have to, IMO.

david_42 10-04-2007 01:03 PM

I've done: inside, outside, inside. Now it's inside the new keezer, sitting on the compressor hump. My first kegger was a refrigerator conversion and having it inside was a pain. All of your reasons are valid. The main pluses of having it inside are not having to drill the kegger wall and it's a neater setup. Since I have two 5 lb. bottles, I don't have to worry about running out.

I know a couple people that have the bottles outside, because they have multiple keggers.

Glibbidy 10-04-2007 01:07 PM

Ever since I moved mine outside the fridge, I have been able to fit an extra corny in the fridge. more cold beer!

BeerCanuck 10-05-2007 07:14 PM

Update; Co2 inside kegerator
 
Hi HBT people

I decided to mount my C02 inside the fridge.
I was contemplating on how to mount my 2 port manifold and decided to mount it directly to my regulator

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2032/...d4737c2e_m.jpg

I think this for me will be the simplest setup

Cheers
BeerCanuck

Brewpastor 10-05-2007 07:17 PM

Looks good. I try to keep mine outside so I have the space for one more cornie inside.

AiredAle 10-06-2007 02:35 AM

Putting it inside risks condensation on the gauges/regulator that will lead to corrosion. Opening it in July in a humid climate will condense lots of moisture on cold surfaces. That's why I put mine outside; I ended up with corroded gauges.


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