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Old 06-16-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Ok, so we bought a new house and my "beer fridge is now locate din the garage. In the bar room of our new place, ther eis a small under-counter fridge that we currently use for bottled beer. I would love to replace it with an under the counter keg system and a draft tower ontop of the counter. This way I won't have to walk to the garage (or send guests) to get a draft of homebrew. I am having trouble finding a fridge though.

My opening is 19Wx34Hx24D. Does anyone know of a fridge on the market that will fit that opening, but can be modified to hold two cornies? I am looking at the Danby DAR340, but I don't know if she'll hold two kegs. Anyone know of a solution?


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Old 06-16-2011, 04:51 PM   #2
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Cut out round pieces of cardboard the size of your cornies, take them shopping with you and find one they will fit in.


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Old 06-20-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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Well, i am temproarily abandoning the project. There are no real fridges that fit my oepning that will hold two kegs. I discussed it with my wife and she suggested that the secondary counter with the sink in the same bar room has a huge cabinet built in that we don't use for anything but storing some pitchers. She suggested we rip out the cabinet and mount a larger fridge underneath there.

Great suggestion, but it requires more planning for the execution. To be continued....
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You probably want to be looking for the under-the-bar-systems that bars/taverns have....they are expensive. Maybe go with two Danby's, each with one keg?
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One option, if you have a cabinet that has the space to allow for something like this:

4.6 cu ft Fridge to 10.1 cu ft Fermentation Chamber Conversion

This was just the first one I found in a quick search. Just build it as a kegerator instead of a ferm chamber. I've seen other projects that did just that, but I couldn't find them in my search.
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I am thinking that a more typical counter-height fridge like the DAR440 series will work. I just need to modify the cabinet to fit the fridge there. And then run my lines through the top and the counter with the tower on the counter.

But I want to take my time and do it right. Maybe byt he end of summer I will have it planned and the money / components in place.

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