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Old 03-11-2008, 09:59 PM   #11
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For beginning keggers I think a kit is the best way to go.

Here's a site I've done business with and have had good results.

http://www.homebrewing.org/Homebrew-Kegging-System_p_0-69.html
I like the price there and micromatic has a good deal on a new co tank. That might be the way to go if shipping cost is good.


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Old 03-11-2008, 10:53 PM   #12
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I have been looking at keg connection for quite some time and I like their stuff, I just wish shipping was less. It is something like $30 - 30 for me. I was just trying to see if I could source the parts from several online places and maybe get the kegs at the lhbs, but I might just get a kit online since the lhbs wants $250 for their keg kit.
It's hard to find people to ship cornies for very cheap. However, kegconnection also lists on eBay and I found that for whatever reason their shipping on eBay is cheaper.


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Old 03-12-2008, 12:41 AM   #13
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Default Manifold is the way to go!

+1 to www.micromatic.com

I started my kegerator with one tap. All was well until I realized that my kegerator is capable of holding 5 cornies with the CO2 tank in and 6 cornies with my CO2 tank out. I began to expand. I now have 3 taps of the ultimate 5 or 6 I am going to have and I am shooting myself for not talking to my plumber friend first (my brewbuddy, too). I have so many Godd@mn hoses running all over the place from my tank that it's a pain in the @ss. Midwest sells both a 3 and 4-hose manifold that would reduce the tangle that is currently in my kegerator dramatically. I am going to get two 3-hose manifolds eventually when SWMBO approves. I recommend highly just for maneuverability and convenience reasons that you look into that if you are going to do more than two taps or even think that there is a possibility of it.


http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=4578


that's the address for the 3-hose splitter manifold. It's only $37 and it's an s-load easier than have having T-barbs running off your main CO2 trunk hose.


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Old 03-12-2008, 01:46 AM   #14
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Keg connection shipped all my stuff including the 3 cornies for less than $40.00 I think. It was almost 60lbs - a big box. It took 3 business days for delivery. I was pleased.

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:48 AM   #15
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Did you buy the "B" grade cornie, or regular?

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Edit...
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:55 AM   #17
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I got the 2 tap tower kit - not sure what grade of kegs that has, they look pretty good, and they came sealed and pressurized. I added an extra keg and the perlick faucets.

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Old 03-15-2008, 04:59 AM   #18
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I got a two tower kit from kegconnection, used Perlick faucets and upgraded for dual pressure regulator. Installed it last weekend and will get my beer carbonating tomorrow. I considered buying each part but ended up with a kit with upgrades that I wanted. Todd was patient in helping me tailor it, I even considered longer lines but ultimately opted for the standard.

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Old 03-15-2008, 05:08 AM   #19
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Try a google search for 'beverage distributor in your city, state'. I found a kit way cheaper than I could have got it online.



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