Small, inexpensive refrigeration unit
- Want to make a beer chiller?MINI REFRIGERATION / COOLING UNIT
Used takeoffs. One of our most unusual surplus buys. Originally built as a desktop soda fountain, we are selling the cooling system and other parts they contain. Use for custom built refrigerator compartments in mobile homes, wine coolers, electrical equipment cooling, etc.
In addition to the cooling components there are also solenoid valves, stirring motor, pump and other miscellaneous parts.
- compressor has a 1/12 HP, 115 VAC motor, 3.2 Amps
- wrap-around flexible cooling jacket is 33" x 8 1/2"
- 200 BTU cooling capacity
- uses R-12 refrigerant
- does not include a thermostat
- power cord not included
- plastic cooling tank measures 9" x 5" x 8" inside
- outer casing has been removed
- carbonation chamber disabled by the manufacturer to preclude use in original application
- Size 16" x 13" x 20"
- Shpg. 44 lbs.
- Suggestion. It uses R-12 coolant. I think that is the old style of
coolant (newer is R134?). So if this unit needs to be charged that
might be an issue. Otherwise it looks like something that might be
adapted for fermenting lagers if the temperature could be controlled
(maybe an external temp controller?).
- I was told by a friend that is in HVAC that they are still able to
get R-12 but in limited quantities and it's rather expensive. If you
had a unit that leaked and needed to be recharged frequently then you
would be better off either fixing the leak, converting it to the new
refrigerant, or getting a new unit. He said they have to account for
every bit they buy. Meaning they have to tell where it all goes. If
you are buying large amounts of it then the Govt. would more than
likely stop it. Hope this helps.
--- In BrewingEquipment@yahoogroups.com, "robertalannorman"
> Suggestion. It uses R-12 coolant. I think that is the old style of
> coolant (newer is R134?). So if this unit needs to be charged that
> might be an issue. Otherwise it looks like something that might be
> adapted for fermenting lagers if the temperature could be controlled
> (maybe an external temp controller?).