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Old 07-26-2010, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default Can I use this mini fridge for my keg?

http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...462&CatId=4631

I plan to take out all shelves and freezer if I can. I would put my 5 gal cony keg and 5lb CO2 tank. I don't plan on adding a tap asap. I just want to know if my keg and co2 tank will fit so I can carbonate cold and serve cold. I found one cheap for 30$.

Crisper Drawer has been removed as well.

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Old 07-26-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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the freezer is what keeps the thing cold if you take it out you will end up with a brick, you will need a unit with a plate chiller along the back, or if your brave; drill out the rivets on the freezer and carefully bend it down like in this pic of my old single keg fridge

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I don't plan on disabling the freezer. Maybe take out the ice try to make room if needed but I don't think I will need to it is 34"" tall I just want to fit my keg and co2 tank and serve with hand tap.

this is what I am thinking of getting to put in that fridge.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brew-...-co2-tank.html

I am thinking more and more about getting this

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brew-...-co2-tank.html

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So yea.. I have been reading on here and it seems like 4.3 Cu.ft is the smallest mini fridge people use. This one is 4.1 Cu.ft... with a freezer. I am guessing this fridge will be too small unless I take apart the freezer.

This is what the inside looks like. I have not bought this yet going to check it out tomorrow.

http://carbondale.craigslist.org/app/1862711066.html

Any ideas?

I also found a full size fridge for 75$
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a corny won't fit in that fridge without modification to the freezer which is a pain, if you can fit a full size fridge I would go with that.....or better yet a chest freezer with a temp controller:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/
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