Beer Fridge

By on March 31, 2008 @ 7 PM (3 Comments)

New Beer FridgeThe BeerFathers household (East) is plus one now with the latest addition to the family – the dedicated beer fridge.

That’s right, I finally had so many beers in our real fridge that my beautiful beer love wife finally said “Enough!” and I got my wish.

This bad boy is actually a converted wine cooler from Home Depot. It’s the Magic Chef 44 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler (Model MCWC44DZ). The racks are removed for ideal vertical bottle storage with the exception of one rack towards the top of the bottom zone for cellaring purposes (currently cellaring a lone Trappistes Rochefort 10). The top zone is the lager and low gravity zone which is kept at 45 F and the bottom zone (the larger of the two) is the ale and high gravity zone which is kept at 50 F. No more counter resting my beers before drinking – they’re ready to go straight out of the beer fridge. We’ve stored this in the closet underneath the stairs, out of sight but not out of mind.

If you’re wondering how many beers we can fit in a 44 bottle wine cooler it’s in the neighborhood of about 70 bottles. It’s currently not at capacity. Donations are accepted.


3 Comments (Add Your Comments)

  1. I might have to get a real beer fridge that is temp controlled like the one you have. My fridge gets too cold and I want to age some of my beers. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Rudy Rosenberg says:

    Is this unit still working well? Any issues? Reviews online are less than glowing.

  3. John says:

    Still working and working well. Only had one issue and that was a corrosive wire connector issue. Here is how I fixed it:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t1814377-magic_chef_mcwc44dz_e4_error

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