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Old 10-14-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default SWMBO says "Yes" to kegging gear

Which brings me to my next excitable question: where should I go to buy a quality basic kegging kit?

I'm looking to get started with two 5 gallon kegs, CO2 cylinder, all the plumbing and the regulator. I realize that I don't need brand new kegs or CO2 cylinder, HOWEVER it's vitally important to me that I get a well made regulator.

I've researched a bit, but I'm a bit unsure of my findings. I wouldn't ask just anybody for this information. Homebrewtalk has been my go-to for this type of information.

I would love to stay under 300 for all parts, but I'm open to spending more for a decent product. Thanks in advanced to all who offer up advice.

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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Search on craigslist for corny kegs and a co2 cylinder. Buy a bigger than you think you need cylinder (just marginally more expensive to refill larger). Buy perlick taps. Everyone will tell you to use longer than 5 foot beer lines, so just buy it by the foot and make you own
Feel free to pm if you have questions about the different pieces

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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You already have a fridge or freezer?

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:55 PM   #4
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I like your SWMBO!

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I started with this kit (way back when it was cheaper!): http://www.kegconnection.com/2-fauce...kegerator-kit/
along with three kegs. The only change I'd make is to get longer serving lines for the beer- it's 5' by default and I think 10' would be a better place to start. You also need a c02 tank, of course!

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I like your SWMBO!
Me too. I've been brewing for over a decade at least and I'm still bottling because SWMBO won't get on board with a kegging set up.
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Cool SWMBO's are awesome, I'm on my 8th all grain batch and mine has been sending links for freezers to convert!

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I like your SWMBO!
I like her, too. She's cool around 94% of the time.
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Me too. I've been brewing for over a decade at least and I'm still bottling because SWMBO won't get on board with a kegging set up.
ouch...

I did my first batch a month ago and kegged it.

Already had kegerator but the rest ran me under $150.
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I kegged my first batch yesterday and when I had SWMBO try the hydrometer sample, she loved it and said "and how long does it take to be ready in the keg?" me: "a few days" "well then you need to keg all the beers, bottling sucks"(she helps bottling). It was a home brewers DREAM!!! i'm hoping come xmas time I purchase more kegs.

And I agree spend the few extra $ and get Perlicks, all my research and advice from home brew club members was buy Perlick! I already had a CO2 regulator and tank but I bought lines, disconnects, orings, etc from HomeBrewStuff.com.

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