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Old 02-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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I have an old Heineken kegorator hanging around and thought it could possibly be re purposed into something useful for home brewing. I took the thing apart and have the guts in working order! i am unsure if it is even possible to use this thing for anything other than its original intention, but i would like to throw it out to all yall. I will post a pic later if yall think it might help?



 
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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This is the guts out of it the metal block you see gets really cold when it's turned on and I believe that is what cools the metal bowl the small keg sits in. Thoughts?


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Old 02-09-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
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It's a peltier cooler, when a current is applied one side gets hot the other gets cold. Not sure what you can use it for it probably isn't sufficient to cool a fermentation chamber but you might be able to use it to cool something small?

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:07 AM   #4
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Krup...er-Conversion/

This is what I did with mine, since I am really digging the mini kegs...

 
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #5
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Thread revival, Woot had the Krups beer tenders on sale today. For the price, even if I cannot figure out how to keg in a newcastle draughtkeg, I get a cool peltier cooler to play with for $40.

(ps...this is the tech the new carboy lager fermenter thingy is made from that just went through kickstarter, sorry I cannot recall its name.)

 
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:21 AM   #6
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there is a guy on here that made a swamp type cooler for a carboy using an ardunio controlled TEC
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/pelt...cooler-439525/
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:22 AM   #7
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There are ways to modify the draught keg for homebrew, but from what I have read they don't last very long after modification (like less then a year.)

My little setup has proved very successful for me (see link above)



 
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