Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > How's this sound for a kegging system? (semi-portable)
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
bsay
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fort Collins
Posts: 574
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default How's this sound for a kegging system? (semi-portable)

I am looking into getting into kegging, but I don't have the space for a full blown setup, so I searched around the forums and thought of an idea...

I want to use a paintball-like tank, similar to what EdWort and BierMuncher have done with their portable systems. I have a mini-fridge that I used in college that is now my bar fridge, but it'll only fit 2 of the 3 gallon corneys, no 5 gallon. That's ok, I found 3 gallons at midwest supplies for $99 each with reasonable shipping. There is no place in town to get CO2, but there is a Lowe's for exchanges in a city about 30 minutes away that I get to fairly often.

I figure if I naturally carbonate the kegs and just use the CO2 to dispense and purge/seal, then it should work ok. How's this setup sound? I figure I'd get two 20oz. tanks, and just switch them out when needed. I'd also pick up a 3gal model of the keglove to take to the future in-laws. Yay for portability!

Main Questions:
Should I get the paintball regulator from William's or the toolbelt style from Lowe's?
How many 3 gallon kegs will a 20oz. container dispense?
Once I pressurize the kegs, can I disconnect the CO2 and leave them pressurized for storage or when not in use(assuming no leaks)?

__________________

Check out my Homebrewery Virtual Tour!

Who says you can't brew all-grain indoors?
Brewing 2.5 gal batches with a 2gal cooler MLT in my cramped apartment. Pictures coming soon!

Ask me about my Keezer/2.5 gal brew setup!

bsay is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-26-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 43,763
Liked 2812 Times on 2757 Posts
Likes Given: 124

Default

Those Kobalt regulators from Lowes seem way overprices for what you really get. Looks like just a big bulk of plastic you're paying for. Anyone used an actual paintball regulator from a gun? They regulate within 1-2 psi when firing a paintball gun, why couldn't it hold a steady pressure for a keg?

__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo

IrregularPulse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-26-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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 138 Times on 131 Posts

Default

1. I'd go with the William's regulator
2. It takes 1.5-2 oz. to dispense a 3 gallon cornie, but I don't know if 20 oz. is nominal or actual.
3. Yes

__________________

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
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My new portable Keg system EdWort Bottling/Kegging 44 07-21-2011 09:24 PM
Please post info on your Portable CO2 Keg system... RedOctober Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 10-21-2009 04:40 PM
Bottles didn't get carbonated enough. How's this idea sound? ezatnova General Techniques 14 06-29-2009 11:27 PM
Creating a big chocolate stout recipie- how's this sound? Chaos_Being Recipes/Ingredients 23 03-24-2008 08:00 PM
How's This Sound? Grimsawyer Recipes/Ingredients 4 06-09-2006 10:13 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS