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Old 12-02-2009, 05:48 AM   #121
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Your stuff is great looking hop head!

So, who has found something that has about 18 inches of depth and overall is around 10cf?


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Old 12-02-2009, 06:46 AM   #122
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This is really useful - Thumbs up for your effort!


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Old 12-02-2009, 02:16 PM   #123
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Is it possible to fit 3 cornys and a 5 lb tank in here (how about a 10lb)? What size collar would I need?

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...0LC&lpage=none
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:29 PM   #124
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Is it possible to fit 3 cornys and a 5 lb tank in here (how about a 10lb)? What size collar would I need?

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...0LC&lpage=none
I'm not positive, but that appears to be similar to my Haier 5.0 that I have 2 and a 5# tank in right now. With the addition of a 8" collar, I am pretty sure I will be able to get a 3rd corny in there.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #125
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For those of you who live next to a university or college, check to see if they have a weekly or monthly sale on old "stuff". I picked up three used Norris (now owned by Silver King) style two spout stainless steel milk dispensers for $10 each (on ebay they sell used for 250+) . They can hold a five gallon carboy, or two 3 gallon cornelius kegs, or around 4 cases of beer with a DIY shelf. I currently use them for storage and for lagering. Sadly they are only 22" tall inside so a 5 gallon keg won't fit.

Other items I have seen included an incubator (heating AND cooling capability) and most recently a scientific chest freezer. The incubator only went up to 60 degrees (down to like -10) which is a bit low in the ale department. The freezer, which I would say was at least a 15 c.u. would have been great but in had a side control box mounted to it. It was all digital and programmable, but the side box (around the size of a huge CPU) would have made my intended keezer build difficult. Stir plates and other treasures can be found as well. Lastly, at the end of the year, when they clear out the dorms, college kids leave things behind. It gets sold (fridges, kegerators, dolls, ets...) Anyway if you live next to universities, check it out. The stuff is a steal!!!!


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Old 12-11-2009, 03:29 AM   #126
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After much searching with cash and a 10% off coupon for lowes burning a hole in my pocket I was dismayed to find out that the holiday 5cu in all the stores in my area is the one that only fits two. Instead of the hump that takes up a quarter of the bottom they all have the half bottom hump. Grrrr... no local leads on the holiday 6.8 either. Anyone able to help me out with a local way to source either? Santa Rosa, ca.

And I know, I've been trying craigslist.
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:22 AM   #127
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Word of warning for anyone mail ordering the lowes Holiday 5cuft, it now has a full depth compressor hump. It looks like the GE 5cuft now.

EDIT: Not even sure if you can even get two kegs in without a collar!
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:42 AM   #128
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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.
Mine holds 12 kegs & a 20 pound bottle, or 15 without the bottle & a collar.
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Picked up the Holiday 7cuft from Lowes and managed to get 10% off. It looks identical to the GE 7cuft on the first page. I have ball-locks and four fit snugly on the floor. It's a squeeze but it works, not for pin-locks though. With a 9" collar you can fit a fifth on the hump. Guess what I plan to do?
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Picked up the Holiday 7cuft from Lowes and managed to get 10% off. It looks identical to the GE 7cuft on the first page. I have ball-locks and four fit snugly on the floor. It's a squeeze but it works, not for pin-locks though. With a 9" collar you can fit a fifth on the hump. Guess what I plan to do?
Groove, do you have room on the hump for a 10lb CO2 tank? I'm trying to decide between this and the Frigidaire 7.2 Lowes has, but if this fits 4 ball locks, I'll use the $60 more the 7.2 costs on something else!

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