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Old 10-06-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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So my lazy ass is officially done with bottling. I'm looking to keg two batches at a time so I need a kit with 2 kegs, hoses, CO2 tank, faucets, etc. Basically everything I'm going to need to get started. Where's the best place to order on-line? I'm sure I could do a search but as I said, I'm lazy.

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I love Midwest. They replaced a gauge of mine after it busted a year after purchasing, they just shipped me a new one!

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What ever you do, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not patronize kegkits.com as they have a terrible reputation around these parts.

Sorry, but I saw the title and was hoping that it wasn't too late to inform you. Their customer service is very poor and you will have to wait months to get your order, if at all.

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This caught my attention. It has everything I need and it seems to be a fair price. Any input?
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This caught my attention. It has everything I need and it seems to be a fair price. Any input?
Ya, Kegconnection is a great supplier with good prices. If this is for a kegerator, you may want to consider a 5lb tank setup. But, if you'll be transporting the kegs often, a 20oz setup can't be beat!
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That kit is pretty cheap, especially for two kegs, but like lamarguy said, the 20oz tank isn't ideal for a kegerator. Also, i would want a dual gauge regulator.


I got my stuff from Midwest. Here's a similar kit from them, but with a 5lb tank and better overall parts:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=7742

They also sell a fridge kit with everything, although i'm not sure if it's any cheaper than buying the stuff separate:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=4881

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I bought my stuff from kegconnection and I'm very happy with it. I bought a 5# co2 tank, and dual regulator and three kegs. It was around $200 or so.

Then, I bought four kegs from Insco2 at about $17 each (plus shipping).

If you're going to have two taps, two kegs is NOT enough!

I wouldn't get a 20 ounce system. You wouldn't be able to force carb, and you'd be running out of gas all the time. Here's what I'd get:
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=324

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After just a few months, getting the 5lb tank will pay for the difference in price itself. A paintball tank is around $6 to fill around here and a 5lb is 12 at a welding supply. So with those prices you would pretty much be saving $12 everytime you filled the 5lb.

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Check out www.kegglebrewing.com. I just bought a 4 keg setup from him. His prices are inline with other suppliers. Turn around was quick. He had a bit more customization than the other suppliers so I was able to get exactly what I wanted. Everything arrived assembled exactly how I wanted. He even threw in an extra gas line and connect for an extra regulator that I wanted. He called me when he was putting the order together just to make sure he got everyting right. He is a fellow homebrewer running his own small company. I always like to support the little guys when I can.

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I will be ordering this kit from Kegconnection next week
I am also going to get their 4pk of Bgrade kegs for $80

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=324

I ordered my Two Tap tower w/ Perlicks yesterday for $160

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