Originally Posted by scubasteve03
More beer on the inside!
With this kegerator, I believe I will be able to squeeze 3 Cornies in, but the only way that will ever be possible is to get the CO2 tank out first. Other reasons I have are:
* I use a 5 lb tank now. They vary in height and some will not fit standing up in the kegerator with the regulator in a convenient position. If my supplier only has the tall ones, it becomes a pain to get things to fit.
* I want to use a 20 lb tank in the future which definitely will not work inside the kegerator.
* Outside, the tank is not behind 2 or more kegs. So it is easier to get at the controls without moving kegs around. This has the added benefit of not having the door open and saves energy and $$$.
* Gets cold inside, so changing it out means working with cold metal. Not a major reason, but not having that cold, wet cylinder to deal with is a small plus.
* With the tank on the outside it is easier to control since I don't have to move things. So, if I want, after I charge up my Cornies I can turn off the CO2 until pressure drops, then recharge. I have experienced leaks before that I have not been able to track down. This will help me eliminate this, I hope.
* I can put the tank on a scale and monitor how much CO2 is left.
Those are my main reasons for putting it on the outside.