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Old 07-02-2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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I see that most kegging kits come with a 5# cylinder. Myself, always with an eye for a bargain, was able to procure a 15# tank for under $60. I am wondering, is this tank too big? I am hoping that it isn't , sizewise, too much bigger than a corny? I do have a full size fridge for my beer so this shouldn't be an issue, but I don't want a cylinder the size of those big helium ones you see at the balloon stores!

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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A 15# C02 tank should be comparable to the size of a corny. I have a 20# for my keezer and it isn't much bigger than a corny. Plus, with a 15# tank you will have to make less trips to get gas.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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A 15# C02 tank should be comparable to the size of a corny. I have a 20# for my keezer and it isn't much bigger than a corny. Plus, with a 15# tank you will have to make less trips to get gas.
AWESOME!!! I made the right call. It doesn't need to be retested until 2015, so I am pretty jacked about it.

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Dont put the cylinder in the fridge

Problem solved

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #6
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Yeah, but I don't want to drill holes in my fridge........problem created.
How in the name of all things Holy are you going to get the beer out?

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:53 PM   #7
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How in the name of all things Holy are you going to get the beer out?
Two kegs and CO2 cylinder in Fridge, Picnic taps on the kegs.

Open door of fridge, dispense beer, close door of fridge....repeat.

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:58 PM   #8
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Two kegs and CO2 cylinder in Fridge, Picnic taps on the kegs.

Open door of fridge, dispense beer, close door of fridge....repeat.
You'll tire of that within days

Why dont you want to drill holes in a beer fridge?

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:11 PM   #10
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Screw a smaller one, get a full size so you can put 4 of them in there



With use of drawers and the left hand shelf

Had to take the shelf apart and use lexan.
Shelf was too wide and the glass is all tempered.
Easy Peasy

 
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