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Old 01-09-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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I am going to enter the world of kegging. Cant wait but do have a few questions. What do you guys recommend, Pin Lock or Ball lock? also I was planning on for now just using the party keg dispenser since i will only have one keg for now. In the next month or so i will be adding atleast one more. I have heard from a few people that I wont be able to Force Carb if i use this method of dispenser. Is that true or Hogwash? Thanks for the help guys.

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Old 01-09-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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I use ball lock and not being able to force carb is bullsh*t. The dispensing method has nothing to do with carbonating it...

edit - I was thinking picnic tap and not party tap...see below for correct commentary from cnbudz

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Go for the ball lock cornies. As for carbing, you need a co2 tank to force carb. If you plan on using a party tap with a hand pump on top, you will not be able to force carb and will have to prime like you would when bottling. Also, if you're using the hand pump party tap, the beer will oxidise in a couple days.

If you're using a party tap and a co2 tank to dispense, you can force carb

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Get ball locks because they are easier to find parts for. Also, get a cheap picnic tap, also called a cobra tab, and force carb.

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I am not going to be using the hand pump. isnt there a dispenser used with C02 that doesnt use the beer faucet mounted on the frig?

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I am not going to be using the hand pump. isnt there a dispenser used with C02 that doesnt use the beer faucet mounted on the frig?
Yes, it is called a picnic tap or a cobra tap.
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Ya i noticed right after i posted mine you had already answered my question. Thanks

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actually one more question. Should I get the dual regulator or just single?

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I'm reading further into it but I think he means the little CO2 chargers with the 12gram carts. In that case, no you can't force carb with them. Well, ok, you CAN but it takes about 2 cubic feet of gaseous CO2 to carb to 2 volumes and dispense the whole keg assuming no waste. That's .23 pounds of liquid CO2, 103 grams, or about NINE 12-gram cartridges. I wouldn't pay $9 per keg to carb and dispense.

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I'm reading further into it but I think he means the little CO2 chargers with the 12gram carts. In that case, no you can't force carb with them. Well, ok, you CAN but it takes about 2 cubic feet of gaseous CO2 to carb to 2 volumes and dispense the whole keg assuming no waste. That's .23 pounds of liquid CO2, 103 grams, or about NINE 12-gram cartridges. I wouldn't pay $9 per keg to carb and dispense.
Yes, I think you are correct. A CO2 tank is a must have if you want to force carb. When someone says "dispenser" I automatically think "beer out".
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