I'm going to be building a kegerator pretty soon and I'm pretty sure that I am going to buy a new fridge. Now, I have 1 corny keg but in the future, I would like 4 kegs hooked up, my wife also would like a chest freezer for storage. I think I can fit 2 kegs with gas in an under the counter fridge, so I'd need 2 and also this chest freezer. I was looking in the store today at refrigerators and I have found a fridge/freezer that I think I can satisfy everyone with! I can fit 4 kegs in the top and enough room for gas and a few bottles of ale. And the wife can have the bottom section for storage. This way will save me about £100.
This is the refrigerator I am thinking of getting: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/refrigeration/fridge-freezers/indesit-biaa12p-uk-fridge-freezer-white-10023597-pdt.html
I have a few questions about this idea:
- My beer lines will be a little longer, probably 2 meters, will this matter and importantly will it effect the beer?
- Can I store the gas bottle outside of the fridge? Or does the CO2 have to be chilled also?
- Can I cut my hole in the side of a fridge?
The benefits to having this style is cost saving and also it will take up less space (although not a massive issue)