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3 tap kegerator
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:44:15 PM »
I'm starting to look into kegging. My plan is to gather a list of materials and start buying them piece-meal in order to spread the cost out over time. Here's my ideal situation: optimize beer choice and minimize the footprint. I'd like to take a dorm fridge and modify it to fit 3 kegs. I'd prefer to not add a collar to the door, but I'd be open to doing that. Is this kind of setup possible, or is it a pipe dream?

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3 tap kegerator
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 07:51:50 PM »
Don't do it piece meal, save up a buy what you want and do it at one time. Use picnic taps for a while, but buying faucets without shanks, tower, et al just means you will have boxes of parts that are useless on their own.

There is a Danby that can hold 2 kegs, maybe 3. Some modification to the door will be needed.
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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 08:47:12 PM »
No way you'll get three kegs in without modification of the door.

If you want to keep the existing door interior (shelves, etc.) you'll need a collar.

In the event you're using pin-locks or converted pin-locks three kegs may not be possible without a collar.
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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 08:59:37 PM »
I have no problem modifying the door or the interior of the fridge where needed, I'm just trying to avoid a collar for esthetic reasons.

Anyone know of any models that would hold 3 kegs? All of my searches bring me to places that sell 3 tap kegerators, which are more expensive than I want to pay (also takes away the DIY aspect).

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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 05:04:24 AM »
Now, I'd like to be proved wrong but two ball-lock or slimline torpedo kegs is all that will fit in a "dorm fridge" without a big collar.  And that collar would be a tough build.  Hmmm...could be done though.
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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 04:07:41 PM »
I have an actual 3-tap kegerator that is a really, really tight squeeze for 3 kegs as-is, and it is bigger than any dorm fridge I've ever seen. Depending on the compressor location, you might have a hard time fitting even one 2.5 gallon keg in a dorm fridge, let alone three 5-gallon kegs.
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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 07:22:07 PM »
I have an actual 3-tap kegerator that is a really, really tight squeeze for 3 kegs as-is, and it is bigger than any dorm fridge I've ever seen. Depending on the compressor location, you might have a hard time fitting even one 2.5 gallon keg in a dorm fridge, let alone three 5-gallon kegs.
What's the make and model of your fridge?

This project might be a long shot, but I'm hoping to make it happen.

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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 07:37:20 PM »
I have an actual 3-tap kegerator that is a really, really tight squeeze for 3 kegs as-is, and it is bigger than any dorm fridge I've ever seen. Depending on the compressor location, you might have a hard time fitting even one 2.5 gallon keg in a dorm fridge, let alone three 5-gallon kegs.
What's the make and model of your fridge?

This project might be a long shot, but I'm hoping to make it happen.

This is the one I have:

http://beermeistersupplies.com/beer-dispensing/kegerators/homebrew/triple-tower-with-black-door-homebrew-value-line-no-kegs-included.html

By all means, don't let me talk you out of your project. Half the fun is getting there, which is why most of us homebrew in the first place :)
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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 02:40:27 PM »
I have an actual 3-tap kegerator that is a really, really tight squeeze for 3 kegs as-is, and it is bigger than any dorm fridge I've ever seen. Depending on the compressor location, you might have a hard time fitting even one 2.5 gallon keg in a dorm fridge, let alone three 5-gallon kegs.
What's the make and model of your fridge?

This project might be a long shot, but I'm hoping to make it happen.

This is the one I have:

http://beermeistersupplies.com/beer-dispensing/kegerators/homebrew/triple-tower-with-black-door-homebrew-value-line-no-kegs-included.html

By all means, don't let me talk you out of your project. Half the fun is getting there, which is why most of us homebrew in the first place :)
Thanks! It doesn't give the make and model number of the fridge, but it does give the dimensions which are very helpful.

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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 03:49:24 PM »
I have an actual 3-tap kegerator that is a really, really tight squeeze for 3 kegs as-is, and it is bigger than any dorm fridge I've ever seen. Depending on the compressor location, you might have a hard time fitting even one 2.5 gallon keg in a dorm fridge, let alone three 5-gallon kegs.
What's the make and model of your fridge?

This project might be a long shot, but I'm hoping to make it happen.

This is the one I have:

http://beermeistersupplies.com/beer-dispensing/kegerators/homebrew/triple-tower-with-black-door-homebrew-value-line-no-kegs-included.html

By all means, don't let me talk you out of your project. Half the fun is getting there, which is why most of us homebrew in the first place :)
Thanks! It doesn't give the make and model number of the fridge, but it does give the dimensions which are very helpful.

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I've heard that Beermeister rebadges their fridges, but I have no idea what the equivalent manufacturer and model number is.
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Re: 3 tap kegerator
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 06:16:44 PM »
I have an actual 3-tap kegerator that is a really, really tight squeeze for 3 kegs as-is, and it is bigger than any dorm fridge I've ever seen. Depending on the compressor location, you might have a hard time fitting even one 2.5 gallon keg in a dorm fridge, let alone three 5-gallon kegs.
What's the make and model of your fridge?

This project might be a long shot, but I'm hoping to make it happen.

This is the one I have:

http://beermeistersupplies.com/beer-dispensing/kegerators/homebrew/triple-tower-with-black-door-homebrew-value-line-no-kegs-included.html

By all means, don't let me talk you out of your project. Half the fun is getting there, which is why most of us homebrew in the first place :)
Thanks! It doesn't give the make and model number of the fridge, but it does give the dimensions which are very helpful.

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I've heard that Beermeister rebadges their fridges, but I have no idea what the equivalent manufacturer and model number is.
I was thinking they might do something like that. Trade secrets, not letting people like me just make a parts list and do it myself, etc. Thanks for your help!

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