Upgrade to a Compact Freezer for your Keg Box.
Prior to the CFC ban starting in the late 1970’s refrigerators operated quite well using CFC heavy Freon refrigerants. Over the past decade, new models and designs that omit the exposed rear heat exchange coil and use the new HFC refrigerants perform more slowly but get the job done, if you keep the door closed.
More cooling power:
These newer fridges just don’t seem to have the heat exchanging power to cool a larger keg box. That’s where the new compact freezers are becoming the fridge of choice for our bar designs that include a keg box. The model shown below is a well rated, affordable model that generates frost in the freezer at a #4 (of 10) setting. Highly Recommended!
Add More Fans:
I also recommended using the bigger 120mm or 140mm 1800 rpm fans. – You gotta move air! A remote temperature monitor is also a great addition to end the need of opening the keg box door to check the inside temperature. Recommended vendor links shown below.
[amazonjs asin=”B000V6FKGM” locale=”US” title=”Antec Big Boy 200 – 200mm Tricool Case Fan – 12vdc”]
Recommended Compact Freezer Models:
Home bar project models that can use a compact freezer for the optional keg box include: EHBP-03, EHBP-04, EHBP-09, EHBP-08 and EHBP-20 . I checkout out a few of the newer unit and found several inexpensive models.
Here are some recommended compact freezer models from Amazon:
[amazonjs asin=”B00M7GMEYK” locale=”US” title=”Whynter CUF-110B Energy Star 1.1 Cubic Feet Upright Freezer with Lock, Black”]
[amazonjs asin=”B0198FSI42″ locale=”US” title=”Commercial Cool CCUK12W 1.2 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat Control and R600a Refrigerant, White”]