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Old 03-23-2010, 01:32 AM   #1
Mar 2010
Clearwater Fl
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Im wanting to build a kegerator and want to know what is the best type of mini fridge to get to hold a 5gal keg. Also want to know how big the fridge should be. Im guessing a 4.4 to 4.9 cu. ft should do. But would like to know your thoughts on size and type of fridges. Wanting to keep my budget on a fridge between 100 to 150!

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:09 AM   #2
Mar 2010
Kingston Ontario
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100-150? prolly wutever you can get. other then that id think it would depend on how youd want to set it up

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:20 AM   #3
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Lockport, IL
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The Danby DAR440BL for $183 at WalMart or the Frigdaire FRC445GM at Lowes for $179 are some of the cheapest new fridges I've seen.

I'd keep watch on Craigslist if I were you.

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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Austin, TX
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Try to get one with a slimline compressor so that you can fit multiple corneys or a 15g sankey keg.

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Old 03-23-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
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You want one without a freezer compartment. Also, check Amazon. I went crazy for a few weeks trying to find a good mini-fridge I could convert, then found a killer deal online on a complete kegerator, which immediately ended that search.

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:15 AM   #6
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Bloomington, IL
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Craigslist is tough to find/get good deals, but when you do, they pay off.

Honestly though, it seems like plenty of people have made kegerators out of whatever they can find... it doesn't seem like one size/variety/etc is chosen over another... its all about how much you plan on fitting in there and what suits your situations needs (like are you going to put on a tower on the top or just a tap out the side)
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