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Old 12-27-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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I saw the Danby 5.8 cf keg cooler at Sam's Club today and it looked ideal for a brew fridge/kegerator.

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It's very expensive, but I'm not the handy type (making my mash tun was enough excitement for me) so it seems worth it to me. It also has great reviews.

Should I get it?


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Old 12-27-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
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Depends on your definition of expensive.

You can buy an Oster 5.0 cu. ft. fridge for $209 at Best Buy and covert it with this kit from Kegconnection.



Minus the keg, you have about $200 in parts (not counting the keg), plus the $209 for the Oster, so basically you are at $410 for a same product though smaller. I believe the danby will hold 3 cornies instead of 2 like the Oster.
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I saw the Danby 5.8 cf keg cooler at Sam's Club today and it looked ideal for a brew fridge/kegerator.

Should I get it?
If it was the older model Danby kegerator, I'd recommend you think twice. But, the newer model (< $500) seems to have the kinks worked out. As a single tap machine, the only real change I'd recommend is to install a better faucet (e.g., Perlick), which is super easy.

Personally, I bought a used Haier 6.2 cf. ft. kegerator recently for $250. I'm currently purchasing the parts for a 3 tap, all stainless/Perlick setup 'cause I feel that one tap just isn't enough "bling".
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