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Old 03-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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I was tooling around Costco and came across this kegerator. Comes with just about everything, but would need to be modified for homebrew kegs. Take a look and tell me what you guys think.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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It is probably set up to do sanke kegs, not corny's.

Price is well .. from what I've seen on CL and looking commerical, this seems about right. It is less than new from most other sources and about the same or a little more than CL minikegerators

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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I bought that very same model a couple of years ago. I was fooled by the clearance price. The fridge won't keep beer at a serving temperature (unless you like warm beer) with out modification to the thermostat. The regulator is garbage. And the compressor quit after a year and a half.

I do not recommend

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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I bought that very same model a couple of years ago. I was fooled by the clearance price. The fridge won't keep beer at a serving temperature (unless you like warm beer) with out modification to the thermostat. The regulator is garbage. And the compressor quit after a year and a half.

I do not recommend
oh and the sanke coupler broke after three kegs

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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I have the same model and have had good success w/ it thus far. Holds steady around 40F which is where I prefer it. I did swap out the faucet for a perlick using amazon reward points and switched from Sanke to ball lock. Been working great for the price IMO.

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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The store was in Canada or US ?

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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It's basically the same thing as the DAR125SLDD Should fit one or two 1/6th barrel small sankey kegs or two corny kegs.

Depending on your supplier, you can do an excellent conversion for a fair bit less.




Not including the cost of the kegs/CO2/Reg this cost me a hair over $350 canadian.

That's with 2 Perlick 525SS faucets, stainless tower and hardware.

Now, I dinged my door up a bit because I was careless removing the shelving insert (eventually gonna veneer it anyways when I get the maple top made up) If you put a couple empty boxes down to work on top of, you'll save yourself that hassle though.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #8
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I saw the same thing at my Costco and briefly thought about it. Then when I touched it and saw how cheap the components were I kept walking. For a little less I money I made my own kegerator and used top quality components like Perlick taps and SS shanks.

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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I used one for a year and never had an issue with it. the one at costco is not your typical cheapo one. Sure it uses cheaper parts but you get what you pay for. If I added up all the perlicks, shanks, gas line, ball locks etc it would be a crap load more than that starter unit. For someone starting out it is not a bad deal. All you need to get are a couple ball lock fittings and line and it will be good to go. Expand as necessary. If it did not come with the CO2 tank and regulator (this particular one is dual gauge where most cheap ones do not have a high side gauge) then it would not be such a great deal.

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #10
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Orion, I did mine with perlicks and all that for basically the same price. Only thing missing on mine is a bar rail and drip tray. I honestly don't use a drip tray either, just a folded bar towel.
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