How many kegs in a fridge?

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I want to get a larger fridge for my kegs. The one i have now only holds 2 and the co2 tank. How many corny kegs will fit in your fridge? What is the best style?

I would like a chest freezer but won't I need a temperature controller?
 

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I use a chest freezer, and yes you need a temp controller.

I think I've seen 4 kegs crammed (creatively) into a top-mount fridge, with a 5lb co2 bottle. Expect less from a side by side.
 

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I've a normal fridge (freezer on top) and can fit six without my 10# tank, five with it.
 

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Could you please post a picture of this? I can only manage to fit two kegs in a standard fridge.
Yep. Won't be until later tonight, once I get home. Although someone will probably post one before then.
 

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Did you take the shelves out and build a bottom so that you don't have to deal with the compressor hump?
 

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Touche... I will have to make the bottom flat and cut the shelves out of the door. I just started kegging my beer only a few weeks ago. Best thing since sliced bread.
 

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Touche... I will have to make the bottom flat and cut the shelves out of the door. I just started kegging my beer only a few weeks ago. Best thing since sliced bread.
Damn right about the sliced bread. I also had to put a hinged lock on it to keep the door closed as the shelves keep the door rigid.
 

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Wouldn't a chest freezer and a temp controller be cheaper than a fridge? I can fit 5 cornies in my freezer (or 4 and a 10 lb co2) and the freezer was $100, almost brand new on craigslist, and the temp controller was $50...

So $150 gets you 5 kegs versus a fridge (unless of course you buy that used too).
 
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pointerDixie214 said:
Wouldn't a chest freezer and a temp controller be cheaper than a fridge? I can fit 5 cornies in my freezer (or 4 and a 10 lb co2) and the freezer was $100, almost brand new on craigslist, and the temp controller was $50...

So $150 gets you 5 kegs versus a fridge (unless of course you buy that used too).
A fridge on craigslist can cost $25-50. Its fun to search craigslist for misspellings like frige, or fridgerator. Those are the ones that cost $25-50.
 
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Ace_Club said:
I've a normal fridge (freezer on top) and can fit six without my 10# tank, five with it.
Wow. Do you have a manifold or CO2 line on the outside?
 

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Wouldn't a chest freezer and a temp controller be cheaper than a fridge? I can fit 5 cornies in my freezer (or 4 and a 10 lb co2) and the freezer was $100, almost brand new on craigslist, and the temp controller was $50...

So $150 gets you 5 kegs versus a fridge (unless of course you buy that used too).
If I was bigger and stronger, I'd definitely get the freezer! But I paid $50 for the used fridge and I don't need a temperature controller, so the price was right.

I'm pretty small (5'5" and 135 pounds) and I can get kegs in and out of the fridge easily, as they slide right in and I only have to lift them about a foot. For a keezer, I'd have to lift them up over my waist and then bend over the side to get them out. Not a big deal for kegs (which have handles) but for heavy carboys, that would kill me!
 

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The only reason I use the fridge is because it was in the basement when we bought the place.
 

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i have a 15 c.f. fridge for my kegerator (i store specialty grains and hops up top in the freezer. i have 3 kegs and a 10lb tank
 

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If I was bigger and stronger, I'd definitely get the freezer! But I paid $50 for the used fridge and I don't need a temperature controller, so the price was right.

I'm pretty small (5'5" and 135 pounds) and I can get kegs in and out of the fridge easily, as they slide right in and I only have to lift them about a foot. For a keezer, I'd have to lift them up over my waist and then bend over the side to get them out. Not a big deal for kegs (which have handles) but for heavy carboys, that would kill me!
Good point... I am not a big guy but pretty fit (5'10" and 170 lbs), but with the collar I built for my keezer it does make the carboys difficult to get in and out.

$25-50 for a fridge sounds like a winner. I might have to do that for a fermentation chamber (with another thermostat...) now that my keezer is actually a keezer and not a chamber...
 
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