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Old 10-16-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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I got my CL beater fridge home, will see if I managed to kill it tomorrow.

My 2 keg kegerator kit from Midwest shipped today.

My red ale is thumping away.

I'm starting to get excited!



Fridge is a big ole thing. I know it will fit four, and could fit as many as six kegs.
I measured and the bottom space is 19x27. Four and the C02 bottle, for sure.


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Old 10-16-2008, 01:10 AM   #2
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post some pics when you get her up and running.,..


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It won't be very pretty for a while, I will be using cobra taps at first.

Butt ugly, but (hopefully) functional.

The door has a dent, probably from a strap. If I decide to use this as my full time kegerator (it may stay in the garage for lager), I will probably put a piece of plywood across the door where the dent is, and mount the taps through the board.
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dude have you seen mine. I picked up the freezer for 40 bucks or so from craigslist...
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Hey, I think your "Goaterator" looks cool!

I went all out and spent $75 on my beater.
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Hey, I think your "Goaterator" looks cool!

I went all out and spent $75 on my beater.
im sure that will be like the Lamborghini of keggerators. I went with the 1970 trash-heap but it works none the less. You gonna build a collar?
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im sure that will be like the Lamborghini of keggerators. I went with the 1970 trash-heap but it works none the less. You gonna build a collar?
It is a full sized refrigerator, and pretty big.

Could you actually put a collar on a fridge? I guess if you replaced the door with an insulated half box that mounted on the hinges and added a small platform that extended past where the current floor is...you could put a LOT of kegs in one!
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i dont know if thats ever been done. you would be the first. I misunderstood and thought you were talking about a freezer...
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That thing was SOOOOO gross.

I just scrubbed it out, at least the top layer. I don't think they had cleaned it since they got it. I found a brown cheese stick under the vegetable drawers.

It smelled like a nursing home on the inside.

However, even with the "compressor slope" in the back, it is HUGE. I think it might hold six kegs and a CO2 bottle, with a little squeezing.

Definitely hold the four I plan on putting in it.
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I have it pretty clean now and added a shelf. The shelf was needed to overcome the compressor "slope" at the back. I have 18"x27" to play with now.

It looks like I can fit 6 kegs, 5 kegs and a CO2 bottle, or 4 kegs and a 6 gallon better bottle inside.




Here is the weird hole the former owner cut between the freezer and refrigerator compartments:



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