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Old 08-01-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Screw it I am gonna start kegging!!!!

I am finally to the point that I no longer enjoy bottling at all, just placed an order for 6 kegs, got a fridge. Now I need a few other things, but hopefully in a few weeks I will be drinking kegged beer. So what are some good, (Cheap) sites to get the other stuff from?

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Old 08-01-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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I followed wome outstanding advice from BierMuncher and ordered my supplies from Midwest brewing supply, and they have GREAT customer support.
I am luck enough to havea Micromatic right doen the street from me, so I get all my gas and liquid lines and hardware locally now. ( I didnt know this when I ordered from Midwest)

I would also suggest a Uni Bit from Lowes to drill the holes for the faucets. Put some painters tape over the spot where you want to drill, then peel it away for a nice clean hole. (wow that sounded really bad).

You are going to love it, nothing beats the cool factor of a keggerator.

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Old 08-01-2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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Whoop Whoop Whoop!

Just don't give away all of your bottles. Kegging is great for session beers, but I would prefer 2 cases of Tripel over a keg of Tripel.

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Old 08-01-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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I'd check kegconnection too. They have great customer service and good deals. They let you mix and match your kits too.

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Old 08-01-2008, 03:23 PM   #5
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+1 on kegconnection plus they're in Texas!

Check craigslist for a co2 tank or call around to freakin everywhere. I spent the good part of 8hrs (at work ) calling around for a co2 tank and finally scored a full 20lber for like $75.

Oh, and get perlicks....just do it. You'll most likely change them out later on if you go with the cheapies. It's like the whole "Should I get a 5gal or 10gal mash tun?" debate.

Kegging rocks!

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Old 08-01-2008, 03:26 PM   #6
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I'd check kegconnection too. They have great customer service and good deals. They let you mix and match your kits too.
Yes, I bought a keg from kegconnection.com, ordered Monday and it was here by Thursday! It was the B-grade ($35 shipped) and was in good condition, smelled like soda inside, but also came with a full set of replacement o-rings for free.
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Yup I've got 4 B-grade kegs and they work fine....sure they're a little dented but they're just going to be in the kegger so who cares?

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http://stores.kegconnection.com/Deta...7&sfs=f197d3dc

Thinking of this kit with no kegs and the upgraded faucets, hows that sound? Anything else I will need. Besides new o-rings.

Thanks for the help, shiping from them is only like 7 bucks for me,
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There was a mistake in the kit that was shipped to me. They only sent me the beer side of my kit! Luckily, after a call and a couple emails to clear up exactly what I was missing (CO2 tank, regulator and gas lines), they got them in the mail that day. I can't say enough about their customer service, and the prices for the entire kit were pretty good. I tried pricing stuff out separately and it wasn't very economical.

The perlick upgrade was only $40 for 2 faucets. Seems well worth it considering if I got the regular faucets, I'd just end up spending $40 apiece on perlicks later!

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I have had luck with beveragefactory.com.

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