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Old 05-20-2010, 02:23 AM   #1
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Default Kegerator Tower-Copper pipes vs. Cooling Fan

Hey guys,

I am converting a mini fridge to a kegerator in the near future. I have seen a couple of ways to keep your beer lines cool as they enter the tower. Some have drilled two small holes and ran copper pipe to the tower, some one large hole with copper pipes, and some with a large hole and an electric fan to cool the tower. Anyone with experience in any of these methods? If you did run a fan, how did you wire/connect it? I am not planning on drilling a hole besides for the tower, as I am keeping my CO2 tank inside the fridge.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-27-2010, 02:31 AM   #2
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1/2" copper with your lines run through it should be plenty for keeping beer cold. just leave about 2" of the copper hanging into the fridge so that short part gets nice exposure to the "fridge" temps I use this method and it works great! unless your keg is in 90 degree heat it should be fine its only a foot of line thats not in the fridge.... hope this helps.

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:22 AM   #3
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Bro check this out it should help you out

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/pvc-...olution-43072/

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:43 AM   #4
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personally, i wouldnt worry about it. check out my coffin - i dont cool my tower and get good pors

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