Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > compact fridge quality
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
balto charlie
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
balto charlie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Md
Posts: 829
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts

Default compact fridge quality

Hey folks: I am looking for a mini for the kegs. I've read a lot here about the compact Sanyos.
1) What about some of the other brands? Are either Absocold or Haier any good?
2)What size is best?
3) Do they all come w/ a freezer? (seems a waste) Or do you diconect it? remove it?
Thanks Charlie
balto charlie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2007, 02:38 PM   #2
ohiobrewtus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ohiobrewtus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,814
Liked 41 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

All of the mini's that get converted to kegerators have no freezer in them. If you get a unit with a freezer you'll have to remove it in order to fit cornies in it. Removing the freezer becomes problematic when dealing with freon lines.

I have a Sanyo 4912M, but I know that some others have converted Haier units and another one that I can't think of at the moment.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.
ohiobrewtus is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
ebeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I've not seen a Haier unit without a freezer, if anyone has a link please share.

The most common models are the Sanyo 4912 and the Kenmore Elite 4.9. Unfortunately the Kenmore has been discontinued, but they occasionally show up at Sears liquidation/warehouse sales or ebay/craigslist. As I'm aware they have the exact same dimensions and I can vouch that both are capable of holding two 5g cornies sided by side, or two 5g cornies and 1 3g corney with some creativity.

Both models are freezerless, this is a clear advantage. Converting a mini with a freezer is possible (I've done a few) but they are a PITA.
__________________
My homebrew site
ebeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you ferment ales in a compact fridge? emgesp1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 41 10-23-2009 12:37 AM
Will the compact fridge work? gruversm Bottling/Kegging 12 07-25-2008 07:23 PM
Compact fridge recommendations for future kegerator? solbergg Bottling/Kegging 3 02-20-2008 11:40 PM
need advice on compact fridge keg system ChrisS Bottling/Kegging 8 07-10-2007 09:10 PM
Compact Fridge (kegerator) capacity BierMuncher Bottling/Kegging 7 02-13-2007 08:42 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS