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  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 12-28-2015 at 11:14 PM
    I haven't actually tried turning it up... just did it now and it goes up to 75F. The only
    difference between K309B and K309SS is the outside finish, B is the black cabinet, SS is the
    stainless steel c...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 12-24-2015 at 08:10 PM
    The temp reset isn't really an issue unless you're using it for a ferm chamber with temps
    55-70F. The drop in temp would almost certainly stall fermentation. I guess if that's what you
    were using it f...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 12-23-2015 at 12:00 AM
    That is interesting. I know it's getting reset, it's happened multiple times in the year or so
    I've had it. I wonder if it matters how long the power is out. They may be using a capacitor to
    power dyn...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 12-22-2015 at 01:58 AM
    I'm the OP, I have the K309B.

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 12-22-2015 at 01:01 AM
    The only thing that bugs me is that the digital display thermostat resets to 5C every time the
    power goes out. I have to switch it back to F and dial it down a few degrees. That would not be
    a good th...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-25-2015 at 12:18 AM
    I gave away probably 2/3rds of my bottle collection. I wish I was brave enough to ditch all my
    bottling stuff, especially the bottle tree, but I know I'll still have to do some bottling for
    gifts or w...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-23-2015 at 04:45 AM
    If you don't want to significantly lower your ABV, concentrate would be a good way to go, just
    make sure you mix it in really good if it's frozen when you add it. Also, make sure you get it
    chilling A...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-22-2015 at 02:48 PM
    No problem. A few other things... I just went with the default 5ft lines and live at 4500ft
    elevation. I noticed others said they had to change out to 10ft lines to fix foaming issues
    which seems like...

  • Posted in thread: Kegco K309 on 03-22-2015 at 04:58 AM
    5 months and 6 kegs later and it's working great. Only issue I've had was when I first set it
    up the fan was causing a vibration to amplify thru the fridge loud enough that it drove me
    nuts. I took th...

  • Posted in thread: Danby DAR125SLDD Kegerator Build on 01-05-2015 at 03:27 AM
    Ya, that's a common issue I've seen on these conversion threads. Regular fridge t-stats use a
    wider temp differential like around +/-5F. That's one of the reasons I went with the Kegco
    pre-built with ...

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