World's smallest kegerator?

Discussion in 'General Home Brew Equipment Discussion' started by kelper, May 16, 2019.

Help Support The Homebrew Forum UK by donating:

  1. May 16, 2019 #1

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Highlands
    upload_2019-5-16_14-28-42.png upload_2019-5-16_15-7-11.png

    I've turned an eight-bottle wine fridge on its side. A BacoEng 2 litre growler fits with tap and mini CO2 regulator attached. There's even room for two kegs with taps and regulators! I'll test it tonight to see how long it takes to chill two litres of water from ambient to 10 deg C.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  2. May 16, 2019 #2

    the baron

    the baron

    the baron

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    246
    Location:
    castleford
    Won't this take the refrigerant away from the compressor turning it sideways I always understood that fridges need to be upright for that reason
     
    kelper likes this.
  3. May 16, 2019 #3

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Highlands
    It's a Peltier! Solid state heat transfer - no refrigerant.
     
    chthon likes this.
  4. May 16, 2019 #4

    the baron

    the baron

    the baron

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    246
    Location:
    castleford
    never heard of them, let us know if its a good conversion
     
    kelper likes this.
  5. May 16, 2019 #5

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Highlands
    It was a BNIB item on eBay. Not a conversion. I paid £59 for it a few years ago but similar items are on offer today.
     
  6. May 16, 2019 #6

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Highlands
    Yes, will do.
     
  7. May 16, 2019 #7

    Richie_asg1

    Richie_asg1

    Richie_asg1

    Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Looks like it could be really good...cool ahem.
    Being peltier it should be ideal for any way up. Many of the chinese units have fans on both sides too so you should be good for an even cooling. Only slight issue is the temperature differential so it may only get 8 degrees away from ambient. You can get more - just takes more power or double the cooling units.
    May also have to re-hinge the door..... or fit gas struts and fog machine :D
     
  8. May 17, 2019 #8

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Regular.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Highlands
    I filled the keg with warm water. The fridge dropped the temperature from 27C to 13C in four-and-a-half hours. The 'stat was set on 10. This morning the keg was at 10.5C. So it looks practical. I'll check the daily energy consumption over a few days. There is an internal fan so the temperatures will be pretty even.

    It takes 50W running and 3W idle.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019

Share This Page