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Old 03-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #4411
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Premium regulators are not a whole lot more expensive. Here's the dual setup I was talking about:
http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/regulators-pid-642-Battery.html

I'm currently serving 3 beers from a single body, single gauge version of that and it works quite well. I've had a few other budget and mid-level regulators in the past that all failed. Some barely functioned properly when brand new. I wish I had bought micromatic or similar right off the bat, it would've saved me a lot of trouble and money.



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Old 03-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #4412
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Have you read the review on the need for a check valve to keep beer from back-flowing into the regulator?



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Old 03-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #4413
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Many gas shutoffs are available with check valve built in. I use them on the regulators and my distribution manifold. Cheap insurance.

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Old 03-20-2013, 02:00 AM   #4414
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Have you read the review on the need for a check valve to keep beer from back-flowing into the regulator?
VERY IMPORTANT!!!!

I had a keg of ED Worts apfelwein that was pressurized at 40+ psi. Didn't think about it. Tapped it with 12 psi to serve. Apfelwein sprayed out of the regulator. I had to tear it apart to clean it out.

Micromatic deluxe regs. Keep in mind, most regs are designed with BMC kegs and couplers in mind. Those couplers have check valves built in.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:08 AM   #4415
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Just got my Edge Star dual tap today. Totally psyched!

Upgraded to the dual gauge regulator and I'm gonna start looking around for a nice 1/4 of Guinness or some other tasty brew until I get my hands on some Cornies for my homebrew. Best investment from an income tax return I ever made!

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:18 AM   #4416
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how about a future kegorator?
my grand parents coke fridge just stopped working and they offered it to me if i could make it run. Bottom half for kegging system, top half for bottle storage. Taps out the right side

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:28 AM   #4417
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Taps out the right side

Be daring and drill the glass!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:33 AM   #4418
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Hahaha I kind of like the idea of not having lines swing out with the door since I have so much space on the right...

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #4419
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Yep - I was just being silly...

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I just finished my keezer. Though it copies several others but I figured why change a working thing.

Kenmore 8.8 freezer
Beveragefactory.com 2 keg picnic set
Added two Perlick 525ss with ss shanks
Triple gas manifold so I can carb and serve
Quick disconnect so I can take tank and keg out to use bottling gun in kitchen
eBay aquarium controller
Twin computer fans wired into lid power
4 coats of chalkboard paint
Stained the Red oak
(Pending) White Labs Vial tap handles

Only issue I have is my Kegco regulator seems to slowly lose pressure in the keg and I have to adjust it every few hours. But Beverage Factory came through and is sending me a new one and said I can keep this for parts. Maybe ill tear it down and see if I can fix it. If I can ill link the two and have a dual pressure setup

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