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Old 05-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Keg System ok?

I found this at kegconnection and I see it says it comes with everything needed, but was wondering if there was any hidden items that I might need to make it an easier transition to kegging?
I will also eventually be upgrading this to a keezer set up, will there be any snags I might run into later with upgrading taps and such?

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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I would get the 5lb CO2 tank instead of the 20oz paintball tank.

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Here I am drinking a fine home brew that somehow (lack of proper priming sugar) has very little carbonation and I laughed at your comment jww...

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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Seems like a good deal... that is a tiny CO2 cylinder though... maybe good to carbonate and dispense two kegs... if you bought a bigger cylinder (now or later) you would still be doing good for the value of the keg, regulator, etc.

I would recommend adding a CO2 stone to the mix to make carbonating simple and worry free. I didn't see one on their site, but AHS has them. A stone and a piece of tubing to attach it to the gas in post in the keg will set you back about $17. I have the .5 Micron stones in all my serving kegs and LOVE them

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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I agree with the two other posters. The 20 oz c02 tank to me seems pointless. I would definitely go with at least a 5lb tank as refills can sometimes be a pain as no close location.

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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It may say it comes with everything needed, but just to be clear it doesn't come with any kegs, so you need to buy them separately. As mentioned, you'll probably find the paintball tank a bit small. Since the regulator in that kit can only be used on small paintaball tanks, you'll want to look at a different kit if you plan on getting a bigger CO2 tank. Maybe something like this- http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=426

You'll have to add a CO2 tank and any kegs separately.

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Whatever you do, don't get anything other then a 5lb tank or maybe 10. I picked up a kegconnection kit at an awesome price on black friday last year that came with a 4lb tank. Seeing as my LHBS could fill tanks it worked great. Now I've moved and the only places that have CO2 in the area only do exchanges of 5lb tanks. My two keg system with c/w faucets for under 200 bucks quickly became a $250 5lb kit c/w empty 4lb tank.

Edit: oh, get a two keg kit btw. Just bite the bullet and do it or continue bottling. You'll know why the day you are ready to keg a batch only to realize you have half your keg to kill.

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Old 05-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #8
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I figured the CO2 tank was to be upgraded but for sine reason it never clicked that I have the same rank for my paintball gun. I knew the keg was to be bought but now I'll price upgrading the tank and regulator.

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What is the average life of a 5lb tank on two kegs? Also how long will the beer last in a keg. I would assume that as long as it's carbed it's good but I've learned not to assume.

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:01 AM   #10
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Wait, it doesn't include the keg? My bad.. not such a good deal after all.

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