Beer dispensers have been made from just about all types of refrigerators and freezers over the years. And most beer kegerator conversions still look like a refrigerator with a faucet stuck through the side once the conversion is done. A mini kegerator made from a mini refrigerator, particularly one with a beer tower style kegerator tap mounted on top, actually looks like a kegerator. A beer kegerator made from a mini fridge should give you many years of trouble free service.
This is a step by step guide to build a kegerator for homebrew beer or soda. A keg cooler or mini kegerator is a great home project that can be completed in less than one day. These instructions will help you build a home beer dispenser or beer cooler for homebrew beer from a Sanyo mini fridge. A Sanyo mini fridge makes a great mini kegerator because of it's compact size. This kegerator refrigerator would look great at the end of a counter, inside a bar or on a counter top. The same conversion can be done with two kegerator taps mounted through the door if you would rather put your beer dispenser on a counter top.
Although these instructions were written for homebrew beer kegerator and Cornelius kegs, the exact same conversion will work for two tall, slender 1/6 draft beer kegs. The only difference between the two conversions is that a kegerator conversion for draft kegs will use keg couplers instead of the soda type disconnects shown in the pictures.7/20/2013 Update: My kegerator was built with a Sanyo SR-49XX series but unfortunately Sanyo no longer sells a mini-fridge that's the right size.
The best fit these days is a Danby Model DAR125SDD or Danby Model DAR44BL. Either model should fit but it will be a tight fit. I've converted a couple of DAR44BL's and two corny kegs will fit after replacing the inside door panel with a flat sheet of metal, plastic or thin plywood. But it's a tight fit - the kegs will stagger & you'll have to pull the second keg out before you can pull the first keg you put in the fridge out. These instructions will also work on the Danby mini-fridge models but removal of the top cover might be different.
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