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Old 07-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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Did you ever find out of there is a hump?

I'm looking for a fermentation fridge... so I need one that can fit a carboy. Very hard to find!

 
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #12
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I saw this fridge today at Sam's and it got me thinking as well... sorry to say that I didn't have any measuring tape with me.

Yes, it does have a hump in the back, but it seemed smaller/narrower than a lot of other fridges' humps. I even think it was too small for a 5lb CO2 tank to fit on it without tipping off. Its back wall was a panel that had cooling lines running all over it, similar in appearance to the back wall of the Danby DAR440bl (check it out here). It had a much smaller light fixture than the Danby, and a little more forward-oriented too.

Just estimating, I really think it can work as a kegerator, but it got me wondering - are there fridges out there that are just impossible to make into kegerators? Meaning their cooling lines, or wiring, or whatever the hell else are so complicated that it would be impossible to make it work?

I'm thinking I'm gonna buy of these, give it the ol' test for cooling lines on the top of the fridge, and then assess from there. I've heard bad things about Haier fridges, but damn this one would be pretty cool with that glass door. Don't hold your breath for my response though... I'm currently moving, so this may take a few weeks.

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:30 PM   #13
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I got back to Sam's to measure this puppy and it unfortunately will not work for 2 kegs. Definitely 1, though. I went with some cardboard footprints of cornies and a measuring tape.

Internally it's about 11 inches deep to the compressor hump, and about 27 inches tall, but only about 16 inches wide. There's no way to wedge two kegs in there, even staggered. The front keg sticks out at least a couple inches.

Such a bummer because that clear door would looked freakin sweet for a kegerator.

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:59 PM   #14
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thanks for the legwork. I decided to go with a Keezer anyways.

 
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:16 PM   #15
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The Haier kegerators, which are much bigger, will fit 3x 5-gallon cornies in there with room on the compressor hump for a 5# CO2 tank. I have a Chinese knockoff that, if you drill out a hole and run the CO2 tank outside, you can potentially fit 3x5 gallon and 1x3 gallon corny on the hump...but it would be a tight squeeze with all the tubing and whatnot included.

 
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:26 PM   #16
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Does anyone ferment in one of these Haier mini fridges? Will it fit a 5/6.5 gallon carboy?

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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I use it for a Lager. It will fit a 7 gallon bucket with airlock, but not a carboy.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:45 PM   #18
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bringing this from the dead.

Anyone actually use this unit?

It's $149 at my local sams one 5gal corny fits very well and if you shaved the inner panels I believe you could wedge two in there along with a 3 gal on the hump.... very least you could get two in there...

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