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Old 01-13-2006, 01:30 AM   #11
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I think I see a trend

Are there any websites that detail what all you need to begin kegging similar to Palmer's "how to brew" website?

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Old 01-13-2006, 07:33 AM   #12
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I have been all-bottle, but am about to jump into kegging.

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Old 01-13-2006, 07:44 AM   #13
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I bottle but plan on getting some kegs in the next few months. Probably will keg 75%. If it's a regular "house" brew I'll keg it every time. New beers proably bottle a case or two.

Trying to decide on three 5gal kegs or one 5gal and two 3gal kegs.

Damn, those taps can be pricey. I was thinking of a 3 tap tower, but yikes...

Any price diff. for using nitrogen instead of CO2 for kegging? Any disadvantages?

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I am bottling now but am in the process of assembling a keg fridge. I have all the parts just got to get working on it now that the holidays are over.

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Old 01-13-2006, 10:36 AM   #15
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Just got my CO2 tank delivered yesterday. Put 30psi in the empty tanks to see if they had any leaks. Woke up this morning and there was still 30 psi in them, so I'm good to go. Tonight I will be kegging my Vanilla Cream Ale.
I'll probably still bottle a 12pk of 1/2 liter swing-tops per batch.

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Keg. Bottling was a pain.

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I bottle but plan on getting some kegs in the next few months. Probably will keg 75%. If it's a regular "house" brew I'll keg it every time. New beers proably bottle a case or two.

Trying to decide on three 5gal kegs or one 5gal and two 3gal kegs.

Damn, those taps can be pricey. I was thinking of a 3 tap tower, but yikes...

Any price diff. for using nitrogen instead of CO2 for kegging? Any disadvantages?
As 5 gal kegs seem to be cheaper than 3 gal, I can't see any advantage to using 3 gal unless you make small brews.

CO2 will carbonate. Nitrogen won't
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I've been checking out all of the various homebrew kegging systems online...approximately how many 5 gallon kegs of beer can you carbonate for each 5 gallons of CO2?

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Kegging for the last 4 months. Hobby started a year ago. I think I'd be burnt out on this hobby if I was still bottling since I went to AG which added more time to the process. I keg almost all I brew unless it is something that I'm not sure about or know I want in bottles. My Belgium Wit for instance I bottled 2 weeks ago. It was 3 months since I last bottled. What a Pain In The Arse!!

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Old 01-13-2006, 08:05 PM   #20
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I've been checking out all of the various homebrew kegging systems online...approximately how many 5 gallon kegs of beer can you carbonate for each 5 gallons of CO2?
unless you brew over 100 g a year, 5 lb. bottle of co2 goes a good ways. and i force carbonate.
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