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Old 01-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Minimum Equipment needed for kegging?

My birthday is coming up soon, and I need to give my wife a wishlist. I want to start kegging, but I need to be pretty specific to tell her what I need. My local HBS offers this, look at the bottom of the page:
http://www.maltose.com/Construction/Beer_Making.html

I'd ask for the 5lb CO2, and a 2nd keg. Also, how many cubic feet should a mini-fridge be to comfortably hold 2 kegs? Thanks all.



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Old 01-07-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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Check out this bad larry:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=7739
There are probably even better deals but this is what I got. Seems to be a good price.
For the fridge, depends on the floor space, etc. Cornies are 9" diameter and the CO2 is about the same. You can have your CO2 outside the fridge, you'll just have to drill a hole for the gas line. The height needed is minimum 26"-27" to squeeze it in. I'm sure others have their thoughts too.



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I think you answered your own question. (buy a wide fridge, feed your addiction).

oh, and a big mug!

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http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=326

KegConnection.com is another good retailer for kegs, and this week they are offering a free upgrade from a 5 lb tank to a 10 lb tank.

Just another option....
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Wow, those seem to be pretty good deals at Kegconnections and Midwest. I've purchased two premium systems from Kegconnections and have been happy with everything. The Midwest setup has the added benefit of individual keg pressure.
I guess check shipping costs too.

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I appreciate all the quick responses. I just need to figure out if it's cheaper to have it shipped, or to pick it up in the local store with the additional keg. Thanks.

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if yo upick it up can you buy a full co2 tank? I dont think that they can ship pressurized, zymurgical terrorism and all.

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If you can find one of these on clearance at Home Depot, that should get you started very inexpensively.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/vissani-kegerator-clearance-home-depot-155744/

<pimping my own thread because I am still excited....>

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I would think you would also want to get the faucet for the refrigerator door. http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=271 I would get tired of opening the door and squeezing the trigger i=on the previous listing.



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