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Old 10-05-2010, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default Kegging question..

Im really tempted to buy a keg to put my home brewed beer into.

i already have a kegerator for the regular 1/2 kegs of the common domestic beers.

do i need a different CO2 connections and im assuming i cant use a regular tap?

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Old 10-05-2010, 02:48 AM   #2
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Yes, different gas and liquid connects for 5-gallon corny kegs. Search for corny kegs will yield a ton of information.

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Old 10-05-2010, 02:56 AM   #3
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damn, i was hoping for some good news. thanks for the info though.

which type do people usually keg with, the pin locks or ball locks?

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Most use ball locks, I think. Although there is nothing wrong with pin locks. Most homebrew suppliers have both fittings. Coke is pin lock, Pepsi is ball lock.

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i know im hammering you with questions..but i got one more.

the beer line going to the faucet, do they usually come with a standard end that fits universally into most faucets or would i need to change out my whole faucet to accommodate a different hook up?

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No problem. Usually, the tail-piece on the faucets are the same, as are the gas and liquid lines. All you need would be the keg, gas disconnect, and liquid disconnect. It'll hook right up to your faucets.

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:12 AM   #7
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you could change out your kegerator to ball locks, and then get one of these kits to connect those lines to the Sanke keg.
http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?...oducts_id=1494

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i'd go ball-lock (and did, a long time ago), based on the fact that some suppliers charge extra for pin-lock. more have ball-lock, too, and they are also easier to find on craigslist

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I have pin lock kegs and they are find, however, all things being equal, I would recommend ball lock kegs. Why?

The biggest advantage ball lock kegs have is that you can use a standard socket to remove the posts. With pin lock kegs you need to use a modified socket (because of the pins). I have used a wrench with success but it is a PITA.

The other nice thing about ball lock kegs is the pressure release on the lid. Pin locks do not have that.

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I just got into kegging as well since I inherited a kegerator like you brewd00d. Here is a good video explanation of what you need to convert your kegerator for use with corneys:
http://draftbeerinfo.com/?p=133

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