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Old 08-28-2014, 10:33 PM   #11
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Was considering getting this same exact fridge for a ferm chamber while working on the DIY BrewPi. To any of you who own this, does it fit a 6.5 BB carboy? Can you simply unscrew the door paneling? The previous model DAR440BBL seemed to be pretty easily modifiable in that way. Thanks

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Old 10-07-2014, 12:03 AM   #12
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Was considering getting this same exact fridge for a ferm chamber while working on the DIY BrewPi. To any of you who own this, does it fit a 6.5 BB carboy? Can you simply unscrew the door paneling? The previous model DAR440BBL seemed to be pretty easily modifiable in that way. Thanks
I just got this fridge today. The depth of the floor is 10-1/4 inches. You would definitely have to remove the door panel because there is a bottom projection that sticks into the fridge about 2 inches. This panel is held in with adhesive, not screws.

I have a BB 5-gallon carboy that is full of cider, so measuring the diameter is tough. I'm guesstimating that it is about 10" in diameter. As for inside height of the fridge, conservatively you have 26-1/2" before you hit the light, but the light is not dead center over this floor footprint, so you may actually have 27" of usable space. My BB with a 2-part airlock is about 22" tall. I suppose in a pinch you could use a silicone airlock/vented stopper, if you're not doing so already.

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Old 10-07-2014, 12:13 AM   #13
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just finished and got my first keg in the kegerator and on co2! ...

Fridge will easily hold two ball lock corny's and a 5lb co2. Now it's time to clean up that door!

Good luck, post back here if you have any questions.
I just got this fridge today, and I'm freaking out because I didn't realize that this newer design has plastic slots for the shelving that project into the interior space, effectively making the usable width about 1/2" to 3/4" narrower than the prior model. Were you able to fit 2 standard (not low-profile) kegs into this fridge without removing some of that plastic shelf support? (Obviously I do not have 2 standard Corny kegs in my possession to try this)

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Old 10-07-2014, 04:27 PM   #14
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I only have a 2.5G ball lock and it fits on the left side without any cutting... however, if I were to put a second keg on the right it would require cutting out the door... which I'm pretty much forced to do at this point. Still not sure if they'll both fit side by side either, don't have a second one to test yet. Although I'm planning on ordering one in the next few weeks.

My 6G BB carboy won't fit, but it may after I cut out the door... I hope.

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Old 10-07-2014, 05:08 PM   #15
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I have a low-profile keg (9-inch dia.), and it is obvious that 2 of them will not fit. So I've ordered a couple of used standard corny's (8-1/2 dia) after messing around placing two 8-1/2 cardboard circles on the floor of the fridge to try to visualize if this will work. I am 95% sure this will work once the guts of the door have been removed as I'm guessing that will add about 1/2" to 3/4" of space front to back. I'm hoping then that the kegs will fit in slightly staggered, one slightly behind the other rather than side-by-side.

I've read a couple reviews on Amazon saying that they managed to squeeze 2 kegs into this fridge, but I'm certainly not going to start chopping up anything before I try it myself.

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Haven't had time to measure, but here's a shot with the 2.5G keg and a soda bottle for reference.

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Yay! Two STANDARD (not low-profile) kegs will fit side-by-side, though they have to be staggered slightly. The door obviously needs to be gutted still. These kegs are about 8-1/4" diameter by 25" tall (though they are advertised as being 8-1/2" in dia). There is 4" of headspace in the fridge, so no issues there. Low-profile kegs are 9" in diameter, and there is no way 2 of those will fit. I just tried a LP with the standard keg and it might fit, but I wouldn't count on it.

I thought I had read that the 2.5 gal. kegs are 9" in diameter, so I can't see how 2 of those will fit unless you start carving into those plastic shelf brackets (yikes!)

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Old 10-14-2014, 01:36 PM   #18
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just bought this fridge last weekend and my two 5 gal. corny kegs fitted nicely along with the CO2 tank; as everybody said the only mod I had to do was to shave off the door compartments.

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