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Old 06-27-2011, 04:32 AM   #1
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I recently finished converting my Frigidaire 7.2 deep freezer into a keezer. Problem is, when I bought the thing I just "eyeballed" the inside and thought I'd have no problem fitting a 1/2 barrel inside it. Well that procrastination is now turning into a reality and I'm worried that I don't have the room. The measurements of the floor are 16 1/8" x 18 3/4", the rest is taken up by the compressor hump.

Does anyone know from experience if I could fit a full keg into this guy? Or would I just be wasting my money (and my back!) trying to attempt it..

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:52 AM   #2
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That would be a really really tight squeeze. Most straight side 1/2 bbl kegs measure 16 1/8" diameter. The bulged ones will not fit (17" dia). How precise was your measurement?

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:04 AM   #3
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That would be a really really tight squeeze. Most straight side 1/2 bbl kegs measure 16 1/8" diameter. The bulged ones will not fit (17" dia). How precise was your measurement?
Here's the exact measurement.. Seems a bit closer to 16 1/4" at second glance.


 
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:34 AM   #4
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Won't be easy, but it looks like it'll probably fit. Full 1/2 bbl kegs are very heavy, and with such a tight fit I'd absolutely find a helper rather than try to wrestle it in by myself.

 
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:25 AM   #5
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I would like to report back with success!!

The 1/2 bbl keg did indeed fit inside the keezer! The actual size of the miller brewing company keg was less than 16 inches and with 2 people, it fit in with relative ease. Hopefully this information will help future Frigidaire owners with sizing concerns.

 
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:55 AM   #6
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You would think with the triple hops the keg would bulge some in the middle.

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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Any room for a 1/6 or a corny?

 
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Any room for a 1/6 or a corny?
Yeah I've actually got another 1/6 tapped right now. There is room for 2 1/6 kegs and the 1/2 but I've got to mount my co2 on the outside for that to be possible.

 
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How the hell are you lifting this keg into your keezer (and lowering it without punching a hole in your keezer floor)?
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How the hell are you lifting this keg into your keezer (and lowering it without punching a hole in your keezer floor)?
Well it's my brother and myself picking it up and lowering it into the keezer. Honestly its not a big deal. We lift it up sideways, one at each end, and clear the collar, after that it's just a matter of rotating it right side up. We've changed it out twice since I first posted with no problems at all. Not even so much as a scratch on the collar or seal.

 
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