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Old 01-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

I'm hoping to begin my keezer project within the week. I purchased a GE 7.0cf chest freezer that's popular among many members who do keezer conversions.

I will likely go with a collar and would eventually like to have 4 taps, one of which is on nitrogen. As well, the ability to carb an additional fifth keg is a bonus.

I generally prefer to buy quality pieces that are known to last, but I'm also budget conscious. Therefore I'm asking for help in selecting the best pieces for a "reasonable" amount of money.

As well, I'd like to eventually have four secondary regulators for each of the non-nitrogen kegs (3 on tap; 1 force carbing).

For faucets, I'm leaning heavily toward Perlick 575ss, unless there's good reason to consider an alternative.

While I'd like to have new corny kegs, I will be purchasing these used. CL is not an option for me given my rather rural location (in over 8 months of watching none have appeared).

For the time being, I'd like to order a three keg system with the aforementioned Perlicks. I plan to purchase additional kegs and the nitrogen setup at a later date.

I appreciate any and all suggestions!

Finally, I'm hoping to order tomorrow, so any ongoing deals would be welcomed!

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Check out kegconnection.com I ordered my entire setup from Ben and it was fairly priced, customized for my setup, arrived quickly, and was preassembled for easy mounting in my keezer. I am sure there are other places that could do the same thing but my experience with Ben was awesome.

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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figure out if 6 ball locks will fit, my GE fits 6 kegs with a little wiggle room but they wouldn't fit if they were pin locks. Mine i picked up off craigslist for $50 so it isn't the newest model out. If ball locks won't fit 6 then i would go with pin locks to save some money.

something from any of the major stores will be fine, i suggest watching craigslist if you have a little time. keg connection has great prices on most of the stuff, farmhousebrewing has great prices on faucets

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Old 01-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies thus far!

Keg connection is certainly high on my list, but it's difficult to piece together a system from their website.

My GE will only fit 5 (4+ 1 on the hump) with a collar. From my research, it appears pin locks are a no go due to space restrictions.

I appreciate the tip on farmhousebrewing. I'll give them a look!

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kegconnection has ready-to-go kits....

i bought my 3-tap system from them and couldn't' be happier.

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I had the same problem with kegconnection. Their website was not very friendly for someone wanting to customize a system. However, I strongly suggest you pick up the phone and call Ben. I explained to him what I wanted and a short time later he e-mailed me a custom quote.

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Old 02-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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Phone call placed.

Order placed.

New keezer build thread . . . coming soon! :-)

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I agree with kegconnection. I emailed them with the mods I wanted to the 3 keg setup and Ben gave me a quote the next day. Called him up and the order processed. Less than a week later had all my stuff. Now just have to get a freezer and get it pouring that sweet nectar.

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I know you've already ordered but I'm just going to join the group (and you) in saying that kegconnection and Ben did an awesome job!
I ordered (what I think of) a highly customized 2 keg setup.

Can't wait to build it this weekend!!

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