OK, I'm going to best buy today and buying a fridge from my kegs and carboys. i was going to get the 4912 (which is still a plan of mine), but i'd also like to do some lagering and conditioning using a fridge. SO...how much space do I need?
From a few websites (I can't go home till after i goto teh store) i see that 6.5 gallon carboys are 16 x 16 x 32". Is this correct?
Add an airlock or blow-off and I need about 35-36" total clearance on the top.
Now, i live in a small apartment and cannot have a huge fridge. I was thinking one of these: 7.2 Cu Ft Chest Freezer
but it looks like at 34 2/5" total height, it's not going to be tall enough. arrgh.
in fact, all the chest freezers seem to be too short. i suppose i could modify them, but it seems like SOMETHING should be available, no? they would still work great for kegs in the meantime. i could probably fit three cornies in the 7.2 Cu.
i'm going to search the forums a bit as well, but i need to know the following if anyone has the info on hand.
1. What are the actual dimensions of 5-6.5 gallon carboys, and corny kegs?
2. What is the typical clearence i need for a 6.5 gallon carboy with blow-off or airlock?
3. What recommendations would you suggest from Best Buy. i have about maybe 3.5 x 3.5 ft of space to put this thing (and my roomate might be pissed about that but screw him. Here's a links to the freezers: