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Old 10-26-2009, 06:34 PM   #101
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Just returned from Costco. I saw that locally they carry the Haier 5.0 cf for $169 and have a special on the Fridgedair 7.0 for $199 after a $30 rebate. Montanaandy


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Old 11-17-2009, 04:17 AM   #102
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Ok, how come nobody has done this for a 21cuft chest freezer yet?

If I kegged I'd be the first one, but I'm a bottler still.


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Old 11-22-2009, 01:07 AM   #103
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I have it. It fits 4 corny kegs with no collar. Put a collar on it and you can put some on the hump as well. Also it fits 3 better bottles (barely) if you dont put airlocks (I use foil).
I just tapped my first keg. YEAHH!

Now I'm already thinking about expanding my keezer (I have the 9cf Frigidaire). I tested it to make sure, and with no collar and the CO2 inside, I can still fit 4 kegs, like you said. I guess I gotta buy me a CO2 distributor and some more kegs.

I bought the dual gauge/dual regulator and 3 kegs from Kegglebrewing.com. I think I need to buy 3 more. That way I can always keep two batches in different stages of readiness.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:50 AM   #104
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Ok, how come nobody has done this for a 21cuft chest freezer yet?

If I kegged I'd be the first one, but I'm a bottler still.
I got a 24 ft^3 one if that helps. It's got room for at least 12 cornies but AIA only want 6 at a time plus storage.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:39 PM   #105
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Default Freezer For Lagering

I would like to begin to brew some lagers along with the ales but will need to be able to keep them at cooler temps so I will need to invest in another chest freezer. What size freezer do you guys use for lagering? How many carboys (in my case I have transitioned to the 6 gal BB's) can you fit in your given freezer and what size is it? Thanks, Montanaandy
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:05 PM   #106
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Default Haier 7.0 cuft for Keezer

Can't find a great deal on craigs list cuz I live in Texas and its deer hunting season so these things go for a premium this time of year. So, off to the stores I go tomorrow for Black Friday! Gotta do what I gotta do I guess

Anyways, the best deal I've seen so far out here is a 7.0 Haier for $180. Not bad, but I don't know what they can hold yet.

Anybody know anything about it? Any other better deals you guys know of (nationally)?

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Old 11-28-2009, 05:06 AM   #107
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I just brought home a sixtel from victory and found that the magic chef 7.2 cu. ft. will hold 3 corny's and a sixtel in "the hole"....if you have a 8 inch collar you could hold 5 corny's and a sixtel with the co2 tank outside.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:20 PM   #108
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I just brought home a sixtel from victory...
You lucky SOB..... they don't ship 'em to MI....
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:01 PM   #109
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You guys have any recommendation for a 9-10cf model for around $300 bucks.

I found the 8.8cf Kenmore at Sears yesterday for $263 however it appears to have quite a bit of waisted space. I can't seem to find the Magic Chef 7.2 anywhere around here, including on line.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:02 PM   #110
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If people start posting their own setups, I think it would be a good idea to add a model number and the yearly energy usage. I found an Excel File that on the final spreadsheet has a list of freezers and refridgerators between 1979 and 1992.

I have an Armana C15B that I got off of craigslist for free. As you can see it fits 8 corny's easily without a collar. With one, it should hold 2 more... Along the lines of energy usage, this pulls 846kwh a year. I know this isnt too good, but the starting price was right.






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Ok, So I have read this and studied the pic's, I'm looking for corney diameters and found the pic above. However it says that a corney is 9" in diameter. On a vendors page I found a description of the set up im' looking for and it says the kegs are 8" diameter. This makes a huge difference in choosing a freezer. Here is the link to the vendor. http://new.midwestsupplies.com/brew-...-co2-tank.html ( two reconditioned 5 gallon stainless steel Cornelius keg(25" Tall x 8" diameter - 26" tall with the disconnects.)

Any help on this mystery is appreciated. Does any one have the real measurements or can you measure yours and let me know. Thanks.


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