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Old 12-03-2009, 08:42 AM   #1
Dec 2009
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Hi All,

I'm just getting into home draft beer, and I'm in the process of sizing my fridge for kegs.

Very simple question: What is the actual size of a sixtel? Micromatic's diagram says a 9.25" diameter, while's diagram says 9" diameter.

I hear some of them have bulged walls while some of them are "perfectly" cylindrical.

Thanks, hopefully I can get my kegerator up and running within the next two weeks!

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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It varies:

I say give room for the 9" kegs, maybe 9 inches even and you should be fine.
"Whatever was in that keg tasted almost ok, but man it packed a heck of a wallop"

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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Build to allow for the larger ones to be on the safe side.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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Most of the ones I have are all the same diameter (coors and ab) with the exception of the Microstar ones which are larger in diameter. I don't know what they are exactly though. It's not much different, but the microstar's definitely fit a little tighter in my keezer.

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