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Old 08-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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What kind of keg does everybody prefer , pin lock or ball lock ? And how much co2 do I need to labor each keg ?

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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I like ball as I can fit more in keezer. I go through a 5lb every 6-8 kegs between curbing and serving

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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I have both -- they have their upsides and downsides, so it's really about personal preference. Depending on your beer-cooling setup you might fit more ball locks in at a time, but check first! If you're using a chest freezer-type setup, ball locks will probably be better, upright fridge, and the pin lock might give you more room for the other hardware...

I actually like the pin lock disconnects better because you can't screw them up if you happen to be a little less than sober when you hook them up...

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:33 AM   #4
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What is curbing ? I've heard 5 lbs of co2 last forever

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:40 AM   #5
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And can you store a full carbed keg on its side ? I

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:42 AM   #6
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Carbing...carbonating.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:30 AM   #7
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Home boy up there said curbing lol ... Typo ??

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:36 AM   #8
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I much prefer the ball locks as they have a smaller footprint and I prefer the quick disconnects on them and they have a better pressure relief valve on them that you can manually pull or hold open. also I go through a 5lb tank of co2 every few months but at $12.44 that is more than manageable... it's all really personal preference but that's my 2 cents.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:37 AM   #9
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And can you store a full carbed keg on its side ? I
yes you can store them at any orientation that you wish!
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:50 AM   #10
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The reason I ask is because I fridge for fermenting and conditioning , but no place to keep a keg at serving temp ... I was wondering since my fridge and fridge / freezer is on a temp control and the freezer never freezes , can I keep a keg laying down up there ?

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