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Old 11-26-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Im ready to try kegging...

Christmas is around the corner and I'm thinking of asking the wife for kegging gear... What are the basics I will need and what do you think it will run cost wise? I will also need a kegarator but that will be the simple part.



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Old 11-26-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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I've looked around on varius websites for kegging kits and such, and from what I can tell they generally are all pretty comparable price wise. About $300 for a 2 keg system set up with 2 through the fridge door faucets. Others talk about finding kegs and things on CL on the cheap, but I've never seen those deals. Just google homebrew kegging. You'll find all kinds of places that deal keg systems.



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Old 11-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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I just ordered my first keg system from keg connection, they are haveing a black friday sale with free shipping. You should check them out. I cant wait to start kegging, im so tired of bottleing.

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Old 11-26-2011, 07:50 PM   #4
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just pulled the trigger on a full dual tap system. yes, great customer service.

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Old 11-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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I just bought this one. Very happy so far.

Only problems are the ones that I created.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/One-Keg-Tower-Homebrew-Kegerator-Kit-Ball-Lock-w-Tank-/360413111509?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ea4b a4d5

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:17 PM   #6
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minimum you need:

1 C02 cylinder
1 Regulator
1 Manifold (plan early here with the amount of lines you think you'll need and get adjustable check valves for each line)
1 Gas line with disconnects
1 Corny keg (you choose Pin-lock or Ball-lock)
1 Beverage line with disconnects (get the right beverage line from the start. Vinyl tubing gives off a plastic taste to the beer that sits in the lines for more than 15 minutes or so. I have Accuflex Bev-Seal Ultra 3/16'' lines and they are the best. I've left beer in the lines for 2 weeks with not a single bit of plastic flavor coming through. With some work you can fit them over 1/4'' barbs too. Accuflex Bev-Seal Ultra Barrier Tubing 3/16" ID - 100ft - FREE SHIPPING - Birdman Brewing Company Store
I use 20 ft. per tap at about 14 psi and the flow is perfect.
See: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/beer-line-tests-solution-plastic-taste-60380/)
1 Tap and however you want to set it up. I use Perlick SS faucets. They are awesome, but expensive.
1 Keezer


Price wise, i don't really know, i haven't checked prices lately. I'm sure it won't be too bad though. Really depends where you get everything, if you get it used, etc.

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
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I really want to keg but the prices and the complexity of it all are just overwhelming!;(

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:27 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BegginerBrewer View Post
I really want to keg but the prices and the complexity of it all are just overwhelming!;(
It's really not complex at all, don't be afraid of it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:29 PM   #9
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I understand the basic procedures of it and all but its just all the other bits and this and that;(

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:30 PM   #10
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Although i would really like one!



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