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Old 04-28-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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I just picked up my kegging kit from Midwest yesterday. I went with this kit:

I got the kegs cleaned up, o-rings replace, sanitized, and pressurized last night. The only problem was that one of the gas line has a leak because the Oetiker Hose Clamp isn't tight enough. I'm going to look into that a little more tonight. I've never used these clamps before and may just replace it with a worm drive clamp.
Now I'm just keeping my eyes on craigslist for a chest freezer to keep them in and too eventually add a collar.

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Old 04-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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got the same kit on Friday - i didn't replace the o-rings and its holding a seal great. Right now I just have 1 keg in the kitchen fridge. - I was happy to find out that turning the other regulator to 0psi does in fact stop the gas flow completely. So with only 1 keg hooked up it doesn't leak.

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I bought this kit with the shanks and drip tray about a month ago. I didnt replace anything on the kegs... just rinsed them out and sloshed around some StarSan and filled them. WORK GREAT... I love them! Currently pumping Apfelwein and my Blonde Ale through them... have two other kegs in the garage containing Star San to keep them clean and pump through my beer lines and taps occassionaly.

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Old 04-28-2008, 09:13 PM   #4
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Awesome, whens the party?????

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got this same kit last week too. Good to hear that I don't have to replace the orings. Once my brews are out of secondary, I'm ready to keg!

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I'm picking up a 15 cu. ft. chest freezer tomorrow! That should hold me over until my stimulus check shows up. Then comes the collar and 4 taps!

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I bought this kit with the shanks and drip tray about a month ago. I didnt replace anything on the kegs... just rinsed them out and sloshed around some StarSan and filled them. WORK GREAT... I love them! Currently pumping Apfelwein and my Blonde Ale through them... have two other kegs in the garage containing Star San to keep them clean and pump through my beer lines and taps occassionaly.
Be careful with that StarSan in the kegs for long periods of time. I've heard stories of the StarSan "eating" through the Stainless Steal.
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Excellent. I did my keezer over the last month or so. It's easily my most prized possession and the envy of friends and co-workers.

I did bleed out my first tank of CO2. I believe the main culprit was a bad o-ring on a keg, but in my investigation I did find some leaks on the regulator and so had to deal with those. Not all that complicated once you get in there and do it.

You haven't mentioned whether you have beer ready for the kegs If you're going to wait until the keezers built to serve any beer (and if this is going to take a week or two), you might consider cask conditioning a batch or two.

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Be careful with that StarSan in the kegs for long periods of time. I've heard stories of the StarSan "eating" through the Stainless Steal.
My bottle of StarSan ate into the price tag on the side of it just from a little of its liquid running down the side of it. The tag looks like it got burned off using a lighter or something.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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I will check the keg... I have heard of alot of ppl leaving the solution in a keg to pump through thier lines when they needed it..

EDIT: After 2 weeks of being in the keg, I drained it and inspected the tank, no problems, no pitting, nothing, just looks like smooth and shiney SS.

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