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Old 04-17-2008, 12:02 AM   #1
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Has anybody converted one of these for use with 5 gallon cornies????

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Old 11-21-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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I too am looking at the MCBR360S for a kegerator conversion. Anyone have any luck on this one?

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Old 11-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #3
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You might want to take a look at this thread

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Old 12-15-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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I got one of these as a present a few years ago and have been using it in the garage just for bottles and stuff.

I was defrosting it the other day and realized that if it weren't for the freezer tray, a corny would slide right in (it also takes some door mods). There are coolant channels in the freezer tray, though, so you can't just cut it out of the way. If you unscrew the left half and (carefully!) bend the tray so that it's vertical along the side of the fridge, a keg slides right into the left side and a CO2 tank on the back shelf over the compressor.

You'll also need to either remove the interior door (maybe 20 machine screws and reattach the gasket, or else just cut away the part that interferes with closing.

I just did this last night, and haven't turned it on yet. Assuming I didn't kink or crimp or otherwise mangle the coolant channels, it should work fine. If I did, I guess I just ruined a perfectly good fridge. I'll let you know in the next day or two when I try to plug it in.

I only did it because the fridge was free. If you're shopping, you're probably better off getting a different fridge that fits a keg a little easier.

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Old 02-10-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Any followup on this goose? Do you think you could fit two cornies in there if there was no co2 tank?

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Old 08-21-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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I was about to purchase this fridge on CL for CHEAP ($60 American). Wondering if anyone has had success converting it, and will it hold 2 5-gal cornies if the CO2 tank is placed on the outside? I have the Go-ahead from the SWMBO. Bump! Thanks for any help!

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Old 08-21-2009, 09:42 PM   #7
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Lots of people have bent/cracked coolant lines trying to do this kind of thing... and I would not recommend it. That would be a waste of 60 bucks =/
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Keg: Black Cherry Apfelwein, 10g AHS Low Carb Ale, 10g Centennial Blonde, Haus Pale Ale, Ginger Ale

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Old 08-21-2009, 10:07 PM   #8
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Here are some pic's of what I did with my 3.6cf Magic Chef

Put a 2x12 cuff around the front

Put temp probe and fan wiring through empty back of the unit. Will be doing the same with CO2 lines soon. For now 5# tank sits on shelf in back.

You see two in here now, it holds three and the third gets a picnic tap.

All set and ready to drink

So, yes you can make your MC 3.6cf fridge into a very servicable kegerator.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:47 PM   #9
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Pretty sweet man!

Do you think its possible to make a custom piece for the door to fit a full size 1/2 barrel keg and CO2 in there?

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Old 08-21-2009, 11:57 PM   #10
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but how long does it take for your keg to get to temp???

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