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Old 11-16-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Whats the best place to go for kegging equipment?

I am thinking of getting into kegging soon and I have been looking around online. There are just so many choices, I would rather hear from some people that know what they are doing rather than wingin it on my own.

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Old 11-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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CHI Company is really reliable and easy to use. They are located in California, though worth it for the price they sell kegging supplies for.
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I like Micromatic for co2 tanks and kegs or keg connection.

look around for the best price.

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I've been really happen with kegconnection.com. I'm not mechanically inclined, so I bought a regulator with the wye fitting (for two kegs) and the check valves already set up and installed. I was happy with the price, and the customer service when I had an issue with my first regulator. (They replaced it immediately, and the second one worked perfectly).

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I second keg connection; I've had good luck with them as well

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CHI for bulk keg buys, but there are a number of others who sell in the same price range. I got considerably nicer quality kegs from KegConnection than from CHI, but I'm pleased with both. I also paid a little more for the ones from KegConnection. The folks at KegConnection and CHI were both very on the phone, too.

I bought 12 kegs from CHI. I bought 8 kegs from KegConnection along with gas manifolds and gas in and liquid out ball-lock QDs. I bought CO2 tank and CO2 valves and tubing and stainless steel faucet shanks from MicroMatic. I bought tailpieces and shank nuts and MFL tube fittings from MidWest Homebrew. I got Perlicks from Superprod (Superior Products).

No one single place has the best price on everything. Shop around.

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Is it worth getting one of the kits from KegConnection or should I piece a kit together. It has the options to upgrade to perlicks and I will only need a 1 keg setup right now.

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also what is the advantage of perlicks?

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also what is the advantage of perlicks?

I updated my kegerator to perlicks because of the quality. Perlicks won't stick as is the case with standard taps. Because they are forward sealing, the inner workings are always in beer and don't dry out. You'll thank yourself for getting them.
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Ok.. Thanks. I might go with the kegconnection 1 keg system for now. I can always expand when I get more room.

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