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Old 08-11-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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I'm putting together my kegerator, and came across this regulator on ebay. I will be running 2 kegs of one tank, and would like to run different pressures on the kegs, for carbing as well as having different pressures depending on the beer.

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It doesn't have any shutoffs, is that something I can pick up at the hardware store and add on?

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Old 08-11-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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Looks good. Pick up a couple of valves with built in checkvalves and you are good to go.

Get them at Northernbrewer or Austin Homebrew Supply.

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Old 08-11-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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Looks ok, WAY Too Cheap at the moment, There are no Free Lunches.

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Looks to be OK. Besides adding some shutoff/check valves to it, I would also replace the two low pressure gauges. The range on the first one is 0-160 psi and the second one is 0-100 psi. Neither of those are very good for dialing in accurate pressures under 20 psi. 0-30 psi gauges are much better suited for our needs.

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So would I just be better off getting THIS instead? I know the gauges are still 0-60, but I think I would need gauges a little higher for force carbing, etc.

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I prefer 0-60 gages. I don't force carb much, but I do make soda.

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That looks like a pretty nice piece, at a decent price for a double primary regulator. Those 0-60 psi gauges will be fine and it comes with 1/4" flare shutoff/check valves already installed. I say go for it.

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FWIW, I have a primary regulator (Micromatic Premium) that has a 0-60 lowside gauge, which is perfect for reading higher carb'd beverages, like soda. The primary is split with a Y. One side goes to my root beer keg and the other side feeds the inlet of my dual secondary regulator. The secondary reg has the 0-30 psi gauges for fine control of lower carb'd beverages.

I like the Micromatic Premium regulators because you can adjust the output pressure by hand without the use of a screw driver.

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