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Kegerator firidge choice

Post by jimboh » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:40 am

Anyone know of any under counter/apartment size fridge that will accommodate 2 20L sanke kegs?
Will the Danby kegerators take 2 20L Sanke (their online spec suggests only one).

What about beverage centers (glass door beer cooler)? Anyone used one for a kegerator build? Do the get cold enough and do they have a larger floor area or is the condensor bulge the same?
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Post by elreplica » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:02 pm

I’m pretty sure my Danby 5.4 kegerator will hold two 20 liter kegs...I could let you know later when I get back as I’ve got two 20 liter kegs at home...ones in the smaller kegerator and I’ll drag it over to the Danby that’s already loaded...
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Re: Kegerator firidge choice

Post by jimboh » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:19 pm

Thanks for the update, I searched for the user manual for the Danby 2 tap kegerator and that explains how to hook up two 20L or 2 15L Sankes, so you are right. I am putting together a kegerator for a mate who wants to buy his beer in 20L kegs but I reckon he will find it difficult to find a used or new 5.4cu ft for a reasonable price. The Danby kegerators are on sale for $450 at the moment, single tap. Perhaps he should go for one of those and I can sell the gear I bought to diy him one.
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Re: Kegerator firidge choice

Post by MacMan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:51 pm

This is a better deal and comes with 2 Sanke fittings. I find these ones work better than the danbys. You can actually get 4 coke kegs in these and they have a pass through for the CO2 so it can be mounted outside.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/in ... 89526.aspx?
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Post by elreplica » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 pm

Yes, I wouldn’t bother building one...I did one and got a Danby 5.4 used for 1/3 of my build cost on a fridge. The Insignia Best Buy deal is your best bang for your buck as MacMan suggested...I would see Dave at Everwood for Corny to Sanke connects...then he’s got even better connectivity.
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Post by PMackie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 pm

Everwood Also has the KegKing Kegerators now. I would suggest this over any of the Danby and Insignia models. It comes with all the fittings and intertap taps. I am loving mine, so just tossing in my two cents.
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Post by elreplica » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm

Wondering on price point..an Insignia would only need two Intertaps (I love the Intertap SS on mine) so...Insignia would come in at $549 + tax...
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Re: Kegerator firidge choice

Post by MacMan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 am

Sale Alert for the Insignia dual tap - 489 at best buy till the 19th. And if I look closely, those taps look like better quality than what came on mine.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/in ... 56333.aspx?
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Re: Kegerator firidge choice

Post by elreplica » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:18 am

MacMan wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 am
Sale Alert for the Insignia dual tap - 489 at best buy till the 19th. And if I look closely, those taps look like better quality than what came on mine.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/in ... 56333.aspx?
Really cannot go wrong with that deal...
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