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Old 06-09-2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=22

I'm looking to get started kegging and I need some advice. I want to start with at least to kegs. I want to have the check valves and independent pressures so that I can dispense one while another is carbing. I still haven't decided on whether I'm going to get a fridge, a keezer, or a small fridge and tower. I'd like to get theses kegs soon. So that I don't have to keep bottling. Could I adapt this kit to any of those application? And, if not, does anyone know where I can find a better deal?
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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FWIW, I am new to kegging myself.
I added a second tap for homebrew and the other still pumps commercial.
I don't have separate pressures for the kegs...since I usually just dispense the commercial at 12psi, I just leave it at that pressure and it carbs my corny just fine.
My first keg of an american wheat was nicely carbed in 6 days.

BTW...I bought the 4pack of ball locks from kegconnection and am very satisfied. I made sure to request all corny as they can ship a mix of corny/firestone etc. and I just wanted to deal with one brand.
Best of luck!

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Old 06-09-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
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Link doesn't work for me.

to get separate pressures, you need a primary regulator, and then a secondary regulator for every different psi you need. and you can run manifolds at every juncture. So you could have 30psi at the main regulator along with a T so you can output at 30psi to a keg for fast force carbing, and the other half of the T pumping into the secondary that drops it to 14psi, and that has maybe 2 or 3 outlets on it.

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Old 06-09-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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The link just had multiple "https"...

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=22

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Old 06-10-2008, 12:10 AM   #5
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That's the exact kit I bought, with some extra kegs.

It's great, and I recommend it. However, you won't be able to keep the kegs at different pressures, for that you need an additional regulator. Still, it's doable. What I do (and am doing right now) is have one gasline closed while the second is open. The psi is 30 today, while that one keg carbs. I can still dispense carbonated beer from the other keg while the gasline is turned off to it. It's carbonated beer, I just open the valve a little if I need more gas to push it out. It's not ideal long term, of course, but I'll only leave it at 30 psi for about two days, then lower to serving pressure anyway. That's what I've done to work around not having the secondary regulator- I don't have room in my little apartment fridge for it, for one, and I don't want to spend the money either. Now, if I had different beers with widely different serving pressure needs, then I would get the second regulator. Up until now, though, it works just fine.

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Old 06-10-2008, 02:27 AM   #6
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try this place. they have a single cornie with tank and reg for $89. http://www.homebrewing.org/Kegging-Systems_c_24-1.html

they also have used cornies for $20 ea. I got the single setup and 2 spares for about $150

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That is the one I purchased and I love it! (I do want to get another regulator though as other have mentioned above.) My kegs came cleaned with new seals and and extra set just in case. Pressure tested everythin with soap and no leaks right out of the box.

Edit: I did go with the tower set up with the Perlick faucets which have been highly recomended.

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I suppose this is what I need then?

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=7739

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That looks ok- and a good price! It doesn't say anything about check valves, though, so I'd find out if you can get them included.

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I just called them up. This kit DOES come with check valves. He told me he asked the guy who puts the orders together, and that they do include check valves on the regulator. I just placed my order.

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