Sizing your Chest Freezer for Corny Kegs - Page 9 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Sizing your Chest Freezer for Corny Kegs

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-29-2009, 05:18 AM   #81
ODP
 
ODP's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
New Braunfels, Texas
Posts: 363
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by springer View Post
I have room for a large one but I prefer to have several smaller ones. My reasoning is if I am doing a Lager I can just take out the kegs and turn it up to 58 . Then I can even do the rest in it by just turning it off and opening it up and then lager at 36 until its ready to serve. All the while still having 3 or 4 beers on tap .
I did forget to mention that while I have a smaller chest freezer for kegging in the house, I do have a fridge for fermentation only in the store room- so having a chest freezer large enough to keg AND ferment in would just be too much
__________________
I like my women like I like my beer- BIG and DARK!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 01:13 PM   #82
Patster
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
California
Posts: 18

Well, I pulled the trigger on the 9 foot Frigidaire from Lowes. They'll drop it off tonight.

I also have an old, small chest freezer (~5 foot) that serves as my fermenter. I am hoping I can fit two cornies in there, but worried that it'll only fit one without a collar. I'm an ex Mr Beer guy, and I could easily fit 4 batches in there, two in the minikegs and two in bottles. I finally upgraded this weekend and bought a 5 gal kit. Now I just need the keg system and I'll be all set!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #83
ODP
 
ODP's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
New Braunfels, Texas
Posts: 363
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Nice! Congrats on the purchase...you need to post pics in the kegerator thread when you get it up and running!
__________________
I like my women like I like my beer- BIG and DARK!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 01:34 AM   #84
BillKlineVT
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 57
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Nice Guy View Post
Get the Holiday 7.0 cubic foot from Home Depot for $198.00 regular price, it holds 4 5 gal corny kegs plus a 5# CO2 tank, no collar, no waiting for sales!
Did you actually fit 4 kegs into it? I just went to look at Lowes and brought along some cardboard circles at 8.5" diameter. I could only get 3 to fit, and 4 with like a 1/8" overlap. Any pics of them fitting the Holiday 7.0? I'm considering this or the Frigidaire 9.0 that is also at Lowes for $278

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 03:12 AM   #85
Snausages01
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 135
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Craigslist is nice, but you can get some pretty good deals at the stores when they run sales. Keep any eye out at Lowes, they had a pretty good sales on energy star stuff a few weeks ago. I got the 14.8 cubic foot Frigidaire for $340 with tax included. ( http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...5HW&lpage=none ) I wasn't really planning on buying one at the time, but for the price I couldn't pass it up.

Currently I am using a Ranco controller and using it for fermentation.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 02:17 PM   #86
springer
 
springer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Wappingers falls NY
Posts: 4,743
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Patster View Post
Well, I pulled the trigger on the 9 foot Frigidaire from Lowes. They'll drop it off tonight.

I also have an old, small chest freezer (~5 foot) that serves as my fermenter. I am hoping I can fit two cornies in there, but worried that it'll only fit one without a collar. I'm an ex Mr Beer guy, and I could easily fit 4 batches in there, two in the minikegs and two in bottles. I finally upgraded this weekend and bought a 5 gal kit. Now I just need the keg system and I'll be all set!
If its like the one I have then two will fit in it I put the collar on to fit one on the hump. I bought it at Home depot its a 5 cf whirlpool but I think they just rebadge them. See post 77 in this thread.
__________________
'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'- Ronald Reagan

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2009, 12:10 PM   #87
elmetal
 
elmetal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 1,047
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


the holiday 7 cu ft does fit 4 kegs.

only the taller thinner ball locks though, I tried 3 ball locks and a pin, no luck. has to be 4 ball locks
__________________
Bottled: Imperial Stout[/SIZE]

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2009, 01:13 PM   #88
lowlife
 
lowlife's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Chicago
Posts: 654
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Patster View Post
Anybody have the 9 cubic ft from Frigidaire? It is currently $278 according to Lowes online, with free delivery (Item #: 90724 Model: LFFC09M5HW). At $70 more than the 7 cu.ft. ones from GE/Holiday, it looks like it would be worth the extra $.

By the way, how do you folks get those big freezers home when you find them on CL? Do you all just happen to have pick-up trucks? Free delivery on a new freezer sounds pretty appealing to me for that reason, but maybe I'm missing something.
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).

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 05:44 PM   #89
scopey
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
SF Bay Area (East Bay)
Posts: 82

Quote:
Originally Posted by elmetal View Post
the holiday 7 cu ft does fit 4 kegs.

only the taller thinner ball locks though, I tried 3 ball locks and a pin, no luck. has to be 4 ball locks
Is that "fit 4 kegs" in the main area, without anything on the compressor hump? Just curious...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 05:48 PM   #90
elmetal
 
elmetal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 1,047
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


yes sir. 4 ball locks. ver yvery very tight fit. not on the compressor. with the compressor hump and a collar I'd say 5.
__________________
Bottled: Imperial Stout[/SIZE]

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many kegs fit in this chest freezer... pcrawford Bottling/Kegging 12 08-17-2010 03:53 PM
How big a chest freeze for mix of Corny kegs and commercial kegs? StunnedMonkey Bottling/Kegging 5 08-17-2008 05:55 PM
Chest Freezer Size for soda kegs kappclark Bottling/Kegging 4 07-25-2007 12:06 PM
Chest freezer Born Brewing Co. Bottling/Kegging 2 08-03-2006 11:53 AM
kegs in a chest freezer tjm6 Equipment/Sanitation 8 08-01-2005 11:20 PM


Forum Jump