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Old 12-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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I want to find a mini fridge that can hold at least 2 kegs and co2 tank without any modification. Anyone know of one?



 
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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Unless you're buying a pre-built kegorator, I've never heard of one that doesn't need to be modified. I looked a few years back. Ended up going the keezer route.


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Old 12-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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This is the only one I've seen, but it doesn't look big enough for two kegs.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Zero mods? I don't think so, but could be wrong. Frigidaire makes a 4.4 cf mini fridge that holds 2 ball locks & co2 on the hump. You just have to unscrew the freezer floor (no bending) and in mount the light. I have it and it works like a charm. Do a search in the DIY section for frigidaire for a large build thread

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:58 AM   #5
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My haier glass front mini fridge: http://m.samsclub.com/ip/haier-150-c...er/prod1110473
Fits 2 corny kegs. The only modification was the holes I drill for the lines.
There is a shelf for the co2 but I ran my co2 outside to a adjoining cabinet.

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:02 AM   #6
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This is the only one I've seen, but it doesn't look big enough for two kegs.
I am putting one of those together right now. It will hold 2 5 gal cornies plus gas on outside or inside, but no more than that.

If you want a full kit, Beer Miester is your best bet. Their value line can hold 3 plus gas, and is very similar to the Edgestar in size. They've just done more mods than the Edgestar in the same price range.

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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I am putting one of those together right now. It will hold 2 5 gal cornies plus gas on outside or inside, but no more than that.

If you want a full kit, Beer Miester is your best bet. Their value line can hold 3 plus gas, and is very similar to the Edgestar in size. They've just done more mods than the Edgestar in the same price range.
Do you know if the edge star uses a standard 3 inch tower ?

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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Why not just go to sears scratch and dent outlets and buy a cheap drop freezer? That's what I did. I think my external temp controller was more expensive than the freezer itself.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #9
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Do you know if the edge star uses a standard 3 inch tower ?
Depends. If you buy the single tap model, no. And it uses a weird plastic locking mechanism which isn't all that stable. The two/three tap models come with a 3 inch tower that needs to be bolted to the top. You'd need to drill the holes for those bolts, but the fridge is setup so that you can drill around the existing hole in the top without being worried about exposing wire.

I bought the fridge by itself as it was on sale (cheaper than now) with free shipping. I've gotten the other parts, including the tower from other sellers. My goal was to have 2 2.5g kegs on tap, and leave a shelf installed for bottled/canned drinks of various kinds. One of the kegs will have soda in it, so I've been delayed a bit as a couple parts came as chrome plated brass that need replacing. But I also managed to get Perlicks, a secondary regulator instead of a manifold, and so on for roughly the same price as the kit due to all the sales available.

I do intend to take a couple photos when it's done for the kegerator thread, but I'm still tracking down some SS shanks locally to finish the project.

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #10
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My haier glass front mini fridge: http://m.samsclub.com/ip/haier-150-c...er/prod1110473
Fits 2 corny kegs. The only modification was the holes I drill for the lines.
There is a shelf for the co2 but I ran my co2 outside to a adjoining cabinet.
Got any pics?



 
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