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Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2016, 01:52:04 AM »
After checking measurements on a few fridges it seems as though the following is doable and practical:

2.4 cu. ft. Kenmore
2 - 2.5 gallon ball locks.
2 tap Tower.

The door liner and freezer would need to be removed but the kegs will sit side by side on the floor with the tank setup on the shelf. Nice and compact.

Thanks for the feedback guys. I know very little about kegs and legging setups.

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Re: Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2016, 01:59:46 AM »

After checking measurements on a few fridges it seems as though the following is doable and practical:

2.4 cu. ft. Kenmore
2 - 2.5 gallon ball locks.
2 tap Tower.

The door liner and freezer would need to be removed but the kegs will sit side by side on the floor with the tank setup on the shelf. Nice and compact.

Thanks for the feedback guys. I know very little about kegs and legging setups.
Did you account for the compressor.

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Re: Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2016, 02:03:07 AM »


After checking measurements on a few fridges it seems as though the following is doable and practical:

2.4 cu. ft. Kenmore
2 - 2.5 gallon ball locks.
2 tap Tower.

The door liner and freezer would need to be removed but the kegs will sit side by side on the floor with the tank setup on the shelf. Nice and compact.

Thanks for the feedback guys. I know very little about kegs and legging setups.
Did you account for the compressor.

Depth is ~21".

In my experience (I worked the warehouse at Sears all 4 years of college), the back shelf accounts for roughly 60% of the depth. So it will be tight but with the inside door section removed it should work out.

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Re: Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2016, 02:29:56 AM »
For sure inspect in person before you put money in, but from what I have seen, fridges of that size have maybe 6" on the floor without door modification. You would need to claim 2.5"+ from the door to make it work.

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Re: Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2016, 02:37:24 AM »

For sure inspect in person before you put money in, but from what I have seen, fridges of that size have maybe 6" on the floor without door modification. You would need to claim 2.5"+ from the door to make it work.

Oh for sure. No dispute there. I'd feel most comfortable with around 7" prior to the door mod. That would be adequate enough margin.


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Re: Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2016, 03:06:45 AM »

For sure inspect in person before you put money in, but from what I have seen, fridges of that size have maybe 6" on the floor without door modification. You would need to claim 2.5"+ from the door to make it work.

Oh for sure. No dispute there. I'd feel most comfortable with around 7" prior to the door mod. That would be adequate enough margin.


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Re: Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2016, 04:17:11 PM »
I have been looking at these.  I think they would be awesome, but I am not ready to commit the $ for new kegs yet, I am still on old pepsi kegs

http://www.morebeer.com/products/torpedo-ball-lock-kegs.html?variant=KEG425&gclid=COujuJSuxcoCFQmOaQod9gYI7Q
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Re: Mini-keg Kegerator Setup
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2016, 04:25:50 PM »

I have been looking at these.  I think they would be awesome, but I am not ready to commit the $ for new kegs yet, I am still on old pepsi kegs

http://www.morebeer.com/products/torpedo-ball-lock-kegs.html?variant=KEG425&gclid=COujuJSuxcoCFQmOaQod9gYI7Q

These are what I'm leaning towards so I could keep my batch sizes small. I'll likely need a small chest freezer though.




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