Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:26 am

Bubble gum and luck? Sorry to hear that.
"A bad man is a good man's job, while a good man is a bad man's teacher."
brewinhard
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 4065
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:41 am
Location: Fredonia, NY

Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:10 am

snowcapt wrote:Not sure where you live, but you could still throw that sucker in the basement and use it as a ferm chamber when it gets colder. Just add heat.
Just trying to put a positive spin on it.
Cheers and RIP.
Also- next time, use a hair dryer to melt that damn ice.


+1, Great advice I hadn't considered. Utilize its insulative properties in a colder than desired environment controlling a heating device.

Guiness Ad wrote:Brilliant!
Lee

"Show me on this doll where the internet hurt you."

"Every zoo is a petting zoo if you man the fuck up."

:bnarmy: BN Army // 13th Mountain Division :bnarmy:
User avatar
Ozwald
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:12 am

snowcapt wrote:Not sure where you live,

I'm gonna guess Atlanta, GA... based on his profile thing.
Spiderwrangler
PFC, Arachnid Deployment Division

In the cellar:
In the fermentor: Belgian Cider
In the works: Wooden Cider
User avatar
spiderwrangler
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 4663
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:09 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:43 pm

Thanks for the positive thoughts, but here in the Filthy South additional heat for fermentation is rarely required. I do happen to work in food & bev. Maybe one of the maintenance guys at work will hook me up with a great deal or send me to someone else who will. Not too likely, I suppose, but it's the best hope I've got right now.
"The word unblowupable is tossed around a lot these days..."
Homer Simpson
User avatar
bazookazilla
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:32 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:48 pm

Just chalk it up to 'lesson learned'...
Spiderwrangler
PFC, Arachnid Deployment Division

In the cellar:
In the fermentor: Belgian Cider
In the works: Wooden Cider
User avatar
spiderwrangler
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 4663
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:09 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:45 pm

spiderwrangler wrote:Just chalk it up to 'lesson learned'...


+1 Even a great deal isn't going to come cheap.
Lee

"Show me on this doll where the internet hurt you."

"Every zoo is a petting zoo if you man the fuck up."

:bnarmy: BN Army // 13th Mountain Division :bnarmy:
User avatar
Ozwald
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:36 am

UPDATE!!!

I took the kegerator to work to have the HVAC guy take a look at it. He told me the same thing you guys did: "It's dead...not fixable." Not to second guess anyone who offered advice, but I couldn't just push it out to the curb without at least trying something :( . Anyway, while at work I just happened to jokingly ask am coworker if he had a kegerator he would like to sell me. He said yes, he did!!! Turns out it's the same refrigerator model exactly only with a single tower instead of a double. I bought it from him for $175 and took it home and switched out the towers. I will do the same with the wheels later this week. But when I had it plugged in for about 4 days I noticed a large build up of ice on the coil and when it defrosts the water runs out of the front of the refrigerator. There is a hole in the back at the bottom of the coil that I think is a drain. I never cleaned this out on my other one. Do these need to be "snaked" periodically and if so how do you do that? If I tear up a second one I'm really gonna hear about it from the Mrs about getting a third one!! She has been great about the first 2, but I wouldn't expect her to be so understanding about a 3rd.

Thanks for any pointers!!
"The word unblowupable is tossed around a lot these days..."
Homer Simpson
User avatar
bazookazilla
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:32 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I broke my kegerator!!

Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:40 am

I hear bottling is a lot of fun :D

I'd have to see pictures to know for sure what you're talking about. If it's a drain to let out water created by defrosting & you don't know it's entire history, it could very likely be clogged. Drains do that when you don't take care of them. That's if it's a drain at all.

On my first one, an ancient mini fridge, I disconnected the auto-defrost completely & about once a month or so there would be enough ice build up that I'd unplug it, crack the door, put a 1x2 piece of pine to elevate the back & throw down a towel. By morning, the ice would melt, run out the front & the towel would get almost all of it. Mildly inconvenient, but easy & it gave me a good excuse to wipe down the entire inside & sanitize it with a couple Clorox wipes. Just a thought.
Lee

"Show me on this doll where the internet hurt you."

"Every zoo is a petting zoo if you man the fuck up."

:bnarmy: BN Army // 13th Mountain Division :bnarmy:
User avatar
Ozwald
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana

PreviousNext

Return to Kegging, Bottling and Dispensing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

A BIT ABOUT US

The Brewing Network is a multimedia resource for brewers and beer lovers. Since 2005, we have been the leader in craft beer entertainment and information with live beer radio, podcasts, video, events and more.