Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   DIY Projects (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/)
-   -   Igloo FR464 mini-fridge (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/igloo-fr464-mini-fridge-237303/)

eknee 04-04-2011 02:55 AM

Igloo FR464 mini-fridge
 
Walmart is selling these for just over $100. Has anyone converted one to a kegerator?

purplehaze 04-04-2011 11:11 AM

freezer
 
I don't think you can due to the built in freezer, unless someone has figured that hurdle out.

BeezyHeezy 09-29-2012 12:47 AM

Have a looksy (Old ass bump)
 
1 Attachment(s)
I bought one for a fermentation chamber and for that use it's perfect. Holds buckets and 5 Gal. carboys no problem.

BeezyHeezy 10-03-2012 10:07 PM

Extra data for those coming across this.

The fridge is 17 in wide, 29 inches tall at it's tallest (between door and compressor hump at the back) 15.5 inches deep at its deepest, 21.5 inches tall from the compressor hump to the top, and the hump is 8.75 inches from the door. With all the hardware removed from the door and the freezer shelf taken out as well.

ThatGeekGuy 10-03-2012 10:55 PM

So it's only big enough for a single fermenter?

BeezyHeezy 10-04-2012 01:41 PM

Correct. You can see from the picture it holds just one. Also there's no head room for an airlock on a carboy, hence the blowoff tube. A bucket with airlock fits just fine.

brigham73 10-04-2012 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeezyHeezy (Post 4454015)
I bought one for a fermentation chamber and for that use it's perfect. Holds buckets and 5 Gal. carboys no problem.

How did you deal with the freezer compartment? Don't the refrigerant lines run through it?

Brewmech 10-04-2012 11:26 PM

I don't think there is a problem moving the freezer lines. They are fed by a soft line and should be able to be flattened or screwed into the back judging by the picture on the walmart site.

huntb 10-04-2012 11:50 PM

Warm it up to room temp and the freezer lines should bend easily

BeezyHeezy 10-05-2012 01:18 PM

The picture from WalMart is wrong. If you look closely in the one I posted you can see there actually are no refrigerant lines. The "freezer" was actually just a plastic bin. I didn't need to make any mechanical modifications. Just took off the door plastic and never installed the freezer box and two wire shelves that came with it. Oh and drilled a small hole in the back for my probe.

Already fermented a Kolsch in her and she ran like a dream. Also the fan isn't necesssary; I had one laying around and put it in based on some other posts concerning temp differentials in larger keezers and stand up fridges. Doesn't really accomplish much in this little fridge.


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:57 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.