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Old 12-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Mini Fridge to fit 1/2bbl Sanke

OK this project is a long ways off but to save a few bucks I'm going to start scouring the classifieds for a mini fridge right now.

I'm going to build a fermentation chamber from the fridge, and would like to be able to ferment the odd 10g batch in a 1/2bbl sanke. Can anyone tell me one/any/all mini refrigerators that will fit a 1/2nbl keg? I don't want to build a chamber or add extensions or stuff like that.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:52 AM   #3
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I'd personally look at small freezers; with a controller they end up being as efficient (and a chest freezer more so) and are bigger.

I just got a giant one for $75 on Craigslist.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:56 AM   #4
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Or get a fridge, you'll need no temp controller

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:06 AM   #5
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I just built a Kegerator for a 5 gallon Cornelius keg in a Kenmore mini-fridge. I found the height and diameter of the keg first before I looked for a fridge. You should do the same. Also, determine where the coolant lines run. I realized, after I purchased my fridge, the lines ran through the freezer tray. Not the end of the world, it just changes the thermostat control; how fast and how cold it gets.

Long story short, look for a model with a flat bottom inside that fits the 1/2 sanke.

Hope this helps,

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I'd personally look at small freezers; with a controller they end up being as efficient (and a chest freezer more so) and are bigger.

I just got a giant one for $75 on Craigslist.
I want a dorm style fridge so I can put it under my bar, and it's tucked away nice and neat.


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Or get a fridge, you'll need no temp controller

Fridge or freezer I'd still want temp control. Temps in my basement can range from 10*c to 25*c, depending on time of year and wether or not I use my wood stove. Temp control is a must.
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What are the dimensions of the 1/2 keg?

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What are the dimensions of the 1/2 keg?
16 and 1/8" wide, 23 and 3/8" tall. I don't expect height to be the big problem. It's the width and finding a flat bottomed fridge I'd think.
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