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Old 09-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Just purchased a nice used Avanti Bd6000 kegerator. Have no idea how to set this up to have 2 - 3 homebrew kegs with perlicks. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance !







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Old 09-23-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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You'll need a 2-3 tap tower. Birdman brewing has a three tap for a great price. You'll need to get the perlicks separately. You wont need that sanke connection unless you are going to use that style of keg. do you know if 3 kegs will fit in that? If not, some modification of the interior may be needed. You will need disconnects for the corny kegs, you will also need a 2-3 port manifold. The regulator you have will work but you may want to upgrade to a dual gauge sometime. You'll also need to get some gas line for your CO2. which is typically 5/16.

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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Thanks ! Would it be better to buy a triple chrome draft tower and replace the faucets with Perlick's or just buy a triple Perlick draft tower ?

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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Also, where do you suggest I get the corny kegs?

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This seems to be a good deal. http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...S.shtml?bstr=1 Otherwise birdman has a 3 tap w/o perlicks for $145.00 http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/draft-...triple-faucet/ You could possibly sell the taps on ebay to offset the price of the three perlick's. Decisions, decisions....

I just noticed that birdman has a 3 perlick tap for less than the 1st link. http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/draft-...525ss-faucets/ I can vouch for birdman. I just bought and installed the one w/o the perlicks.

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #6
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Also, where do you suggest I get the corny kegs?

Thanks!
I got mine from keg connection. Good prices and awesome shipping. $7.95 flat rate. I'm not aware of anyone that can touch that.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:13 PM   #7
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+1 to Kegconnection, after a week of investigation they came out on top even with sales tax since i live in TX where they are. 5gallon Corny's for $35 can't be beat at the moment.

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #8
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ball lock 5 gallon kegs? Will standard grade work best?

What is the advantage of a perlick faucet?

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Old 09-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #9
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I just bought 3 of these cornies :



About to purchase the 3 faucet perlick tower. The site is asking me what homebrew connections I want to add with the following choices:

1. Ball lock barb
2. Ball lock thread

Which connection do I get ?

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Old 09-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #10
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The barbed is just that a barbed end for the line, the threaded end is designed to be used with a ferrule ended barb this is the one I recommend an they are removable for cleaning..........................my.02

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