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Old 05-26-2012, 01:30 AM   #11
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it may seem like a cheap way to get into kegging, but it seems to me this is more of a portable system. If you plan on a kegerator, you don't wanna go cheap. You will end up buying stuff twice. Two or three gauge regulator, and the largest co2 tank you can afford. Just saying, dont buy the cheap stuff thinking you can upgrade, because not one piece in that system is gonna work in the kegerator.

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:01 AM   #12
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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.
General rule of thumb is that one pound of CO2 will carbonate and serve 5-10 gallons of beer. So assuming you don't get shorted on the fill (more common than you might think), a 5# tank should carb and serve 5-10 corny kegs.

Beer should be good for a couple years in the keg, just like in the bottle.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:03 AM   #13
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it may seem like a cheap way to get into kegging, but it seems to me this is more of a portable system. If you plan on a kegerator, you don't wanna go cheap. You will end up buying stuff twice. Two or three gauge regulator, and the largest co2 tank you can afford. Just saying, dont buy the cheap stuff thinking you can upgrade, because not one piece in that system is gonna work in the kegerator.
After reading that I went and looked at other systems and saw this. Certainly not want to go cheap and have to redo to much if possible in the future. Upgrade to TapRite regulator. Trying to see if buying a keg there with free shipping would be better than here. CO2 tanks are a bit cheaper there too, but if shipping keeps rising, it equals out some.

Portability of the system does seem nice but I bet it's more of a pain than I think it would be.
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if you want portability, fill some growlers right before you leave. But that new kit will work better for you. I put in a four way manifold, even though I dont have four but I have water on tap to rinse out the mugs.

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Don't underestimate craigslist. You can get hella cheap kegging equipment on there. Rule of thumb I go by, if you can't get it for half price, then pass on it. The only exception is the kegs. Because they are becoming more and more rare, they tend to hold their value around $30-40

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After reading that I went and looked at other systems and saw this. Certainly not want to go cheap and have to redo to much if possible in the future. Upgrade to TapRite regulator. Trying to see if buying a keg there with free shipping would be better than here. CO2 tanks are a bit cheaper there too, but if shipping keeps rising, it equals out some.

Portability of the system does seem nice but I bet it's more of a pain than I think it would be.
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