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Old 05-13-2009, 09:09 PM   #11
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yes. that's right. the amount of gas doesn't change, it's just that the cold temps cause it to "contract", if you will, which makes the pressure drop, and thus, the gauge read lower.
Actually, having it cold changes the pressure at which the CO2 'boils' from liquid to gas. Boiling, in general is variable with temperature and pressure. Lower pressure = liquid will boil at a lower temperature. Since the CO2 gauge is measuring the pressure of the gaseous CO2, you are actually measuring the pressure at which CO2 boils given the current temperature. If you lower the temperature, the amount of pressure required to boil drops and some gaseous CO2 converts to liquid CO2 until equilibrium is reached again. In other words, it's pretty much a useless gauge until you are just about of gas!
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:59 PM   #12
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How was your experience with ordering from Keg Connection? I am looking to buy a 2 or 3 keg refridgerator conversion kit and their prices seem to be the best.

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #13
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thanks guys, i get the idea behind the less gaseous expansive cold tank.
So far my experience with keg connection has been giving them my credit card number.
this is my first buy from them , but yes they have the best prices..
the Welcome to Beer-Wine.com warehouse is 1/4 mile from where i work , so i usually buy my stuff from them on a walk in basis (lunchtime!), but the kegging prices are twice as much there.i think it was like $250 for a single keg setup with tank...i work in a place where Airgas (welding/propane gas company) delivers to my business, so i decided not to purchase the c02 tank, since it is a swap the empty for a full one situation with them.all in all it was $179.00 shipped , no tank..anyhow, I got an orange maple IPA , and edvords applefwein i want to keg, so im super excited.
Question, anyone disabled the freezer to store the tank?

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:53 PM   #14
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look at the prices here, scroll about half way down to 'complete homebrew kegging'
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waaaaayyy to expensive

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:34 AM   #15
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How was your experience with ordering from Keg Connection? I am looking to buy a 2 or 3 keg refridgerator conversion kit and their prices seem to be the best.
They are great - I bought mine from them. Ordered the four keg kit and received it one or two days later, already assembled. Great experience.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:26 AM   #16
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I know I'm hijacking but we're on the right topic...

I have been drooling over this for a couple of weeks 2 Keg Setup

It's cheaper (shipping is cheaper too) for that setup than the two keg setup from keg connection, and it has two regulators (i think). I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to this, any advise?

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Old 05-15-2009, 01:47 PM   #17
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I know I'm hijacking but we're on the right topic...

I have been drooling over this for a couple of weeks 2 Keg Setup

It's cheaper (shipping is cheaper too) for that setup than the two keg setup from keg connection, and it has two regulators (i think). I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to this, any advise?
It's true the midwest setup comes with a dual regulators with 3 gauges. However, after doing a bunch a research on this forum before buying my 2 keg setup from KegConnection, I noticed a lot of complaints about midwest's regulator quality. With KegConnection, they will let you substitute the Taprite dual regulator with 3 gauges in place of the basic 2 gauge that comes with the system. You will have to pay the difference b/w the 2 regulators but if you opt out of the manifold that comes with the 2 keg setup as well, the total cost difference is around $50 bucks or so. You don't really need the manifold if you get the dual regulator for 2 kegs. Also, if you plan on upgrading from 2 kegs, the manifold or other distributor can be added down the road with no problems. I got my setup a couple of weeks ago and couldn't be happier. My only problem was one of the gas connects was a defect and I had to get another one. But there is another post on the forum that looks like a few others are having the same problem with the gas connects. So if you order from KegConnection, give em' a call to make sure they have cleared up the gas connect issues. Hope this helps
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:47 AM   #18
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man i was really hoping to get this on friday , but it looks like delivery will be Monday...
as luck has it the neighbor at our work facility is a refrigeration company...yee-haw!
c02 gas exchange has never been easier.

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:34 PM   #19
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ok i went next door to the refrigeration company and got a 20lb c02 tank for $150 thats full.
Are the fittings the dame as it is on a 5lb?

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Old 05-18-2009, 06:04 PM   #20
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ok i went next door to the refrigeration company and got a 20lb c02 tank for $150 thats full.
Are the fittings the dame as it is on a 5lb?
Yep, at least on mine they are.
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