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I am a noob, but have done similar research and can offer the following two links which haven't been mentioned yet: www.liquorcraft.com.au - Their website is pretty amateur but they have 3 stores in Melbourne. I visited the Richmond store last week and had no complaints. The man was friendly enough although I'm not in a position to judge his knowledge ...
I converted a dorm sized fridge simply because that's what I had. All of the cooling is provided by the freezer box. I successfully bent it into the area above the 'shelf' in the back. Works great but I am building a temperature controller from an stc-1000 to cycle it on and off to prevent freezing. I have a dual tap tower and a drip tray and it looks ...
You should be OK. The connectors are not identical inside the keg. The beer out connector has a long tube to take it to the bottom of the keg. The gas in connector is open near the top of the keg. This is so the gas pushes the beer up the tube from the bottom. By reversing the posts you are effectively pushing the beer out the top of the keg by bubbling CO2 ...
I would sit the full flask in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Then start cooling it in the pot by placing the pot in cold water. Once the flask cools a bit, remove it and place it in the cold water. This will prevent thermal shock, boil overs would not make a mess and no fear of contamination from transfer.
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