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Old 07-17-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
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Most likely was just a local deal that I was lucky to stumble into. But this afternoon I walked into Home Depot to get some simple green and heavy duty trash bags and respirators and I took a peek in the appliance aisle as I always do.

Magic Chef 7.2 cu ft Chest Freezer item # 539-355 (as seen in EdWort's sticky 'Sizing Your Chest Freezer') was on clearance for $195. Lists in the store at $225. Walked away with room for 6 kegs on tap after I build the collar (4 without the collar) for $211 plus tax, including warranty.

Not too shabby if you ask me, I had been planning on purchasing that next month but overspent a little today due to the $30ish savings.

Enjoy

... next month- perlicks and collar
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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****! I just bought one two months ago for full price.

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Old 07-17-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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With a collar, will four kegs and a six gallon better bottle fit in that model?

I am either going to get a 7.2 or 7.5cf when I get around to building my keezer.

I want room to do cold crashes, along with four kegs.

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Best freezer ands down for the price. Good deal!

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:33 PM   #5
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I love mine. I didn't build a collar. I keep 4 kegs with picnic taps inside, and my 5# tank and a dozen chilled mugs on the hump. (my garage is 100degrees half the year, and i don't like the sound of sticky faucetts)

I think I paid $210 new for mine at Home Cheapo plus $50 for the temp controller.

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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With a collar, will four kegs and a six gallon better bottle fit in that model?

I am either going to get a 7.2 or 7.5cf when I get around to building my keezer.

I want room to do cold crashes, along with four kegs.
Yes. And you barely need the collar.


 
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:19 PM   #7
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Yes. And you barely need the collar.

would it fit without an airlock, if you used a low profile blowoff?

I might try that sometime i only have 3 full kegs, and move my CO2 tank to the floor. I should take some measurements and see if mabye a better bottle is shorter.

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:20 PM   #8
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Nice price! I also bought mine a little bit ago at full price... so that pisses me off! I do love this freezer, and you can see my build in the signature.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:22 PM   #9
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would it fit without an airlock, if you used a low profile blowoff?

I might try that sometime i only have 3 full kegs, and move my CO2 tank to the floor. I should take some measurements and see if mabye a better bottle is shorter.
It would be close. My carboy was sitting on some cardboard in there for some reason when I took that picture. You could always hack a bit of lid back to make room.

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #10
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Perfect freezer for a keezer!
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