Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > how many secondary regulators?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
mcwarhammer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 53
Default how many secondary regulators?

I'm starting my keezer project... I got a used kenmore off craigslist that with a collar will be able to fit 9 kegs. I'm planning on having 6 taps and 3 kegs carbing/aging. 1 tap will be for a stout tap on nitrous, while the rest dispensing out of normal faucets. I'm interested in being able to serve at different pressures, but don't want to have a different pressure for every keg (its too expensive) What would probably be a reasonable amount of secondaries for this project?

Is there a chart that shows guidelines for different pressures and beer styles? that may help me in my decision

__________________
mcwarhammer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
FlatcapBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 86
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I think that you can get away with the three aging on one reg, and the stout faucet is going to need a nitrogen tank so that will be seperate. That leaves the five, it depends on what you like but I think that if you had two regs for the five that would leave you with plenty of options. you could serve maybe three on a higher presure and then two at a lower pressure but in the end it all depends on what you want. And the triple regs are not drastically out of price range IMO

__________________
FlatcapBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
mcwarhammer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 53
Default

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...-pid-3033.html

Yea, this one isn't a bad price... I'm not sure about the differences between the different types of secondaries listed on this site...

They have a 4 pressure one as well... and its not too bad...
http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...-pid-3044.html
__________________
mcwarhammer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2010, 03:00 PM   #4
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,656
Liked 137 Times on 130 Posts

Default

Two secondaries and the primary will give you three pressures. That will do the trick for most beer styles.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2010, 04:33 PM   #5
Scut_Monkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,685
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
Two secondaries and the primary will give you three pressures. That will do the trick for most beer styles.
This is what I went with. 3 different pressures and when I'm not using one I can use it for rapid force carbing if limited time makes it necessary.
__________________
Scut_Monkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2010, 05:50 PM   #6
mcwarhammer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 53
Default

Awesome, thanks guys! I ended up grabbing the 4 pressure one, the price seemed worth it... is there a style guide somewhere so I have an idea how to pressure different styles?

__________________
mcwarhammer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2010, 06:49 PM   #7
CDbrews
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 344
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It looks like you pulled the trigger but this place has some decent prices

http://http://stores.kegconnection.c...ail.bok?no=129

__________________

_________________
Primary1: Strawberry Blonde
Primary2: Kiwi Blonde
Sanke Primary: Oxyclean
Bottled: Imperial Stout
Kegged: Centenial Pale Ale, Peat Malt Porter, Rye Pale Ale, Maibock
Near Future: Red Ale, Kolsch

CDbrews is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2010, 07:12 PM   #8
mcwarhammer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 53
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CDbrews View Post
It looks like you pulled the trigger but this place has some decent prices

http://http://stores.kegconnection.c...ail.bok?no=129
Thanks, I checked them out initially, that's where I got my first set of parts that I'm currently using. But I'll be keeping my tank outside of the freezer, so I want secondaries, this is a primary so all the connections would be outside of the freezer.
__________________
mcwarhammer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gas Manifold vs. Secondary Regulators Scut_Monkey Bottling/Kegging 6 11-11-2009 07:34 PM
are these primary or secondary regulators? defenestrate Bottling/Kegging 12 03-12-2009 07:26 PM
Secondary Regulators Question srm775 Bottling/Kegging 3 03-25-2008 05:26 PM
Secondary Regulators AnOldUR Bottling/Kegging 4 11-20-2007 05:30 PM
Secondary Regulators and other Q's Bobby_M Bottling/Kegging 0 02-05-2007 03:29 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS