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Old 02-02-2009, 05:14 AM   #1
SirHopsALot
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I have a side-by-side type refrigerator and was wondering if it's even worth converting to a kegerator (instead of tossing it in the trash). The usable inner dimensions of the fridge section are 17"D x 14.5"W x 58.5"H, while the freezer section is only 17"D x 12"W x 58.5"H. How many cornies should I be able to fit inside the fridge section? Also, is it feasible to also put taps on the freezer section for dispensing such drinks as Gewürztraminer and the like (maybe a gravity feed for the bottles)?

I am seriously considering trashing this thing and just getting a large chest freezer, but if it is worth converting I will reconsider.

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Old 02-02-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
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The fact you already possess it makes it worth it in my opinion. Get a temp controller for the freezer section and you could rig up a kegerator/fermenting chamber all in one.


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Old 02-02-2009, 05:45 AM   #3
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I've measured my cornies to be 9" wide and 27" high on the larger side. They are a bit smaller but that size is as small as I plan to go for convenience. They measure 8.5" x 25".

If you put a shelf in the middle of the fridge you would be able to have 2 levels and hold quite a few kegs. You might even be able to rip out the center divider in the fridge? They might have a coolant line in the middle. That would be something to check.

I would definately keep it. I was actually looking at buying a split door.

 
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:07 AM   #4
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Trenchant's brain is pretty much where I'm at, too... You ought to be able to fit 4 or maybe more kegs per side using a shelf at mid height.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:40 AM   #5
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You bring much joy to my life with these statements...

Is there any way that I can add wine (preferably bottles) to this tap system as well?
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:41 PM   #6
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I'm using a side by side. works great.


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