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Old 02-08-2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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well time for me to bite the bullet and get into kegging, but I want to be a cheap as possiable (since I got a corny for $10 and might be getting a 20# tank for $40 I am doing good at that goal )
but what I need is a regulator, and I have searched around, but was wondering what a fair price is for a dual gauge one, I know this isn't the best area to be cheap on but it doesn't hurt to save money right

so if you guys know of some good deals let me know

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Old 02-08-2008, 06:21 AM   #2
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Micromatic or you can check Ebay.

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...s-pid-842.html


Also try Adventures In Homebrewing in Taylor, MI

http://www.homebrewing.org/Kegging-Systems_c_24-1.html

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Try going with just a single gauge rather than a dual. The high pressure gauge for the tank side is somewhere between minimally useful and totally useless.

That'll save you a few bucks.

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Old 02-08-2008, 05:02 PM   #4
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I found on on craigslist that I might get, but if not I think im going to try micromatic, or adventures (I know that store well)
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People who drink light "beer" don't like the taste of beer;
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We brewers don’t make beer, we just get all the ingredients
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Keep your eye on craigslist, I bought my whole kegerator for $100. It included the tank, regulator, sankey tap, fridge, faucet...all I had to get was a corny and commercial conversion kit to use it for homebrew. Whole deal for under $150.

maybe this guy would mail you one, or you could pick it up if you are ever in the Indy area: http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/for/546039775.html

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Just a thought...I went to a local retail beverage place that specializes in kegs. He had most of what I needed and took good care of me. He pulled lightly used gear out of inventory and sold it as is of course.

dual gauge reg $25
sankey D's $20
5 lb alum tank $50 (deposit)
CO2 fill $10
sixtel/tall 1/4 $10 (deposit/keg) I know the ethics of borrowing
a keg are killing me

chest freezer and a raanco from ebay(or a spare fridge) and your set!

good luck w/ the project.

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Old 02-09-2008, 12:15 AM   #7
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thanks again guys, I ended up buying one on craigslist for $80 for a almost brand new dual regulator and a 5# tank thats 75% full (good thing I know how to read gauges ) and the gas side fitting and tube
now all i have to do is brew me some beer to put in the keg

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We brewers don’t make beer, we just get all the ingredients
together and the beer makes itself.
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