I got a Kitchenaid fridge (KTRI18KBW00) off of craigslist for $30. I plan of turning this into a kegerator. My plan is to set it up with four kegs (Beer, Hard Lemonade, Wine for SWMBO and Root Beer) with the taps coming through the door with a drip try. It will fit four kegs plus a co2 tank in the fridge compartment. Would like to use the freezer compartment as spare freezer space. The refrigerator works fine but I forgot to check the temp before removing the doors.
This will be my first full size conversion and I have some questions.
1. Do I need to use a temp controller?
2. With the taps coming through the door, how far apart should they be from each other?
3. How far below the taps should I place the drip tray? My glasses are 7" tall and the drip tray will have a drain.
4. If I need a temp controller, how would I get the probe inside? Through the side or just run it in a lower corner by the front.
I have looked through many threads but could not fine one where someone has used this model (or even a Kitchenaid) to make a kegerator. I will take pictured or the process and post it for anyone who may be in the same situation. Besides, beer porn is always good.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or ideas.