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Old 06-17-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default What parts needed for corny rebuilds/operation

So I've bottled four batches of extract brew so I'm very much still a newbie. But four times bottling 5-5.5 gallon batches has already tossed me onto the kegging bandwagon. So I caved and decided to use my 300 dollar "stimulus check" to stimulate some economic growth.

Ordered a 4-pack of unrebuilt corny kegs from morebeer.com. I'm assuming they come with many of the necessary pieces for keg operation (the posts fully assembled etc) so I was planning on getting new o-rings, gaskets, and poppits for them. But I don't know what parts I'll need to actually operate the kegs.

I know a CO2 tank is necessary, but then I need a pressure regulator of some sort and lines for gas in and beer out. And fittings for the lines, and a faucet. I don't know exactly what all four unreconditioned kegs are going to need. Can anyone give me a rough listing of parts that I should pick up for rebuilding/operating these kegs?

Thanks much.

(P.S. searched a few times on the topic, but didn't find any extensive listings that a complete n00b like myself would require. I'm not lazy, just very ignorant.)

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Old 06-17-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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how many of the kegs are you planning on using at a time? that could depend on what you purchase for lines, gauges, etc. Have you looked into rebuild kits for the kegs, as well as kegging kits minus the kegs themselves?

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I hate answering my own questions seconds after posting. Maybe I'm lazier than I thought.

Good call on just looking at complete systems and just subtracting kegs.

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When you get beer line make sure you get about 10' of 3/16" inner diameter per keg. It's so much better to set your keg at one pressure and be able to carbonate to the proper level and serve without switching pressures all the time.

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When you get beer line make sure you get about 10' of 3/16" inner diameter per keg. It's so much better to set your keg at one pressure and be able to carbonate to the proper level and serve without switching pressures all the time.
This is a good point to bring up since having the proper length line is important to balance the system. but be sure to balance it according to your set up. 10' may not be the ideal length.
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