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Old 04-02-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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Default So I bought these kegs...

I guess I'm getting in a little over my head, but it's still fun. My first batch EVER is still in the primary but I just bought a kegging setup. I have 3 five gallon kegs, a CO2 tank, regulator, a hose w/ check valve from the regulator to the keg, a picnic tap, and an O ring set for each keg. I'm going to put the first batch in a keg this weekend and try to force carb it. (Who says you have to be patient?) I'm picking up another refrigerator tomorrow that I'm going to convert into a kegerator. I'd like to have 3 taps on the front and a drip pan.

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What do I still need? The kit only came with hoses for one keg. I want 3 taps and I'd like to do all the building tomorrow.


Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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More patience, of course. If it's been less than a month since you brewed, you WILL regret not waiting.

A 3-way CO2 manifold, gas line, 2 gas disconnects, more taps (with 10 ft of 3/16ths).

And patience.

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Old 04-02-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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and shanks to go through the refrigerator wall. Get the perlick faucets, a little more money but the forward design is superior.

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and shanks to go through the refrigerator wall. Get the perlick faucets, a little more money but the forward design is superior.


I don't think my LHBS has Perlick. Can I get that portion online? They should have everything else, I'll call and check.
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austinhomebrewsupply.com has a great price on perlicks. you can buy the shanks and all in a kit.

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While I realize you want this done yesterday, IMO you could start out with 1,2, or 3 inexpensive picnic taps and then take your time to finish your kegerator the way you want it as you learn more. A co2 manifold is the better way to go, but you can also split the lines w/ a simple tee fitting in the "meantime".

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you better post pics on that build up and be ready to help me with mine when I get home. Also a question for people who have painted a refrig??? Do you have to use appliance paint or will a couple cans of glossy spray paint do the trick?

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don't rush the keezer.

I'm already starting to work on re-designing parts of mine that I wish I'd done differently.

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Dude, just slow down. Take your time and do it right the first time and only spend you money once. You'll be happy you did.

You remind me of a teen having sex for the first time.

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don't rush the keezer.

I'm already starting to work on re-designing parts of mine that I wish I'd done differently.
Ditto to this. Plus don't fool yourself into thinking you'll just rebuild later. It's hard to decommision a working kegerator for upgrades
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