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Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« on: August 11, 2011, 03:02:22 PM »
The girlfriend wants me to get a smaller keg setup, and some thing that is a little more aesthetic than a full sized fridge. I'd like to be able to run two cornie kegs at once, and maybe have some room for lagering.  Any ideas?


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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 03:16:19 PM »
The girlfriend wants me to get a smaller keg setup, and some thing that is a little more aesthetic than a full sized fridge. I'd like to be able to run two cornie kegs at once, and maybe have some room for lagering.  Any ideas?


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Get a new girlfriend??  ;D

Just kidding!! Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Seriously, though, maybe a small chest freezer that could fit in a laundry room or garage would work.  There are some great threads about kegerators on this forum that might give you some ideas for making one look more aesthetic. 
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 04:25:18 PM »
+1 on a new girlfriend and get a chest freezer big enough to hold six perlicks and a couple of kegs lying in wait!  Then go ahead and get a freezer for lagering.
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 05:40:28 AM »
Get a new girlfriend??  ;D
I was thinking the same thing.  Asking a homebrew to downsize his kegging setup is like asking him to cut off certain protrusions of his body ( like an arm...get your mind out of the gutter :) )

I have a 7.2 cu ft chest freezer that measures about 2ft deep by 4 ft wide and probably 3.5 ft tall.  I have 4 kegs in it and if I had built a taller collar, could put 2 more on the hump.
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 06:21:13 AM »
For aesthetics its hard to beat those brewmeister kegerators, depending on brand they hold at least two cornie kegs (some have three taps on the tower.). I'm going he chest freezer route and some chest freezer mods look pretty nice too.
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 09:30:55 AM »
Hmm... New girlfriend you say that just crazy enough to work.  Btw, is there a place to get cheap towers?
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 09:40:08 AM »
.  Btw, is there a place to get cheap towers?

probably not, but we could find some places near dublin to get cheap girlfriends ;D
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 09:44:45 AM »
Btw, is there a place to get cheap towers?
There's actually a thread on, I think, Homebrew Talk where someone used a metal toilet brush holder (available at Linen's and Things or someplace like that) to build a DIY tap tower.

The photos looked good, but I don't know how sturdy it is.  If I had the link, I'd share it.  You ought to be able to google it though.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 06:17:24 PM »

probably not, but we could find some places near dublin to get cheap girlfriends ;D
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2011, 06:22:54 PM »
Btw, is there a place to get cheap towers?
There's actually a thread on, I think, Homebrew Talk where someone used a metal toilet brush holder (available at Linen's and Things or someplace like that) to build a DIY tap tower.

The photos looked good, but I don't know how sturdy it is.  If I had the link, I'd share it.  You ought to be able to google it though.

I'll check it out and if I find anything I'll post the link.
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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 06:18:06 AM »
There is a Sanyo 4910/11/12 under-counter refrigerator that will hold 2 kegs and a 5 lb CO2 botle out there.

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Re: Need to downsize my Kegerator. Any Ideas?
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