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Old 07-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default First Time home kegger, Sweet Painted Lady!

Not a fancy kegearator like I lust for on these pages; that will come soon enough. For now, I can fit three in my basement 'fridge (two for now) and still have enough room for other stuff.

These pin-lock kegs were a STEAL from Midwest Supplies - four for $99. They were untested and uncleaned, new seals ($6 per kit) and much scrubbing have them shiny and new-ish.

Last night, after only a day on the gas, I poured my first brew, could not wait. Yes, a bit flat, but geebus, so convenient!

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Looks great.. Love the taste of beer on keg

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Nice- that is a great deal on the kegs. Makes me want to pick some up

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Just do yourself a favor and post up a reminder sign to check your picnic taps when closing the fridge door. Far too many "I drained an entire keg of beer..." threads on here from pinched/stuck open picnic taps.

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Old 07-24-2013, 01:40 AM   #5
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Wow those kegs look like they are in great shape. I wish I bought some but didn't since I need the rest of the kegging setup as well

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Wow those kegs look like they are in great shape. I wish I bought some but didn't since I need the rest of the kegging setup as well
Yes, with the lines, fittings, 10Lb CO, three way valve, regulator... shipping.. $415. I am not sure how that compares to other's experiences, or what I could have purchased at one of many LHBS, but I just decided to take the plunge. We are doing 15 gallon all-grain batches with the club and usually I take home five gallons, this just makes it a bit easier.
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Oh... The day when I first keg. Oh... the day when I first brew. I'm a complete newbie and I have yet to brew my first batch but I too "lust" for a kegerator. As is I'd love to have your set-up. I've been told that I ought to bottle a time or two for the fun of it. But a keg of cold frosty brew on tap sounds plenty fun to me.

I'm also eager to jump right into all grain and have a tun of fun! All things in time I suppose. I'll probably give a go at a couple extract batches first.

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Oh... The day when I first keg. Oh... the day when I first brew. I'm a complete newbie and I have yet to brew my first batch but I too "lust" for a kegerator. As is I'd love to have your set-up. I've been told that I ought to bottle a time or two for the fun of it. But a keg of cold frosty brew on tap sounds plenty fun to me.

I'm also eager to jump right into all grain and have a tun of fun! All things in time I suppose. I'll probably give a go at a couple extract batches first.
I jumped right into kegging. I have had a kegerator for quite a few years and just did the conversion to ball lock kegs from the original sanke. It's not that I don't think bottling isn't worthwhile, I have helped friends do it, I just didn't like the hassle of all of it.

Portability is another good reason to bottle, but most of my out of home drinking comes at tailgate parties and bottles are usually outlawed there. Recently I just invested in 2 - 2.5 gallon kegs that I will use to take beer to parties and stash in the trunk at tailgates.
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Congratulations! The novelty of having good beer on tap in my house never wears off for me.

I wish I had gotten in on that deal for the kegs, I could use some more but it looks like they don't have that deal going on anymore.

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Carbonates fast, and I know I have the pressure too high, poured this last night after work, 1/2 head, very creamy tho, and delicious.

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