There are a lot of advantages to getting a chest freezer for your home draft system. They are very efficient because the heavier cold air stays in the unit when the door is opened. Also, depending on the size you buy, they can have enough space for multiple kegs.
In order to use a freezer unit for a draft system you will have to have a portable thermostat. This allows you to regulate the temperature so it acts like a refrigerator.
Unlike refrigerators, a freezer cannot have holes drilled in any of the sides. If you wish to locate you CO2 tank outside the unit you will need to go through the lid. The sides have coils in them that once ruptured, usually cost more to fix that the cost of the unit.
A: Portable Thermostat: This easy to install unit is a necessity for using a
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B: Inside the freezer there is a box that contains the compressor and other equipment. this effects the usable space. Be sure to take this into consideration.
C: This is a common place to put a tower if the freezer is against a wall. The closer the tower to the front of the lid the wider it will open before the top of the tower hits the wall.
D: You can place your tower anywhere on the lid you like if you can roll the freezer away from the wall. Appliance rollers are available in most appliance stores. This is best because the lid can opened all the way depending on how far you roll the freezer out.