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Old 03-02-2013, 02:06 AM   #11
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Another option is to set up your second keg for commercial kegs. You'll need a sanke coupler ($25). I run three kegs, two home brews and one commercial keg. I'm expanding to a five keg system this weekend with a keezer build, but will still probably keep one commercial keg on tap. My LHBS has decent prices on their kegs and I enjoy most of their beers (Ballast Point). I'll have three home brews, one commercial, and a 2.5 keg of carbed water for soda. The kids think its awesome.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:12 AM   #12
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that does look like a good start.. i can currently run 3 kegs, looking to add a 4th and a 5th someday.. the conversion for commercial kits is really good to have as well.. when your own pipeline is low its nice to get a good micro to have on tap.. personally i have gone with new kegs for all 3 of mine.. i had 2 used ones before but the lids never fit right and i ended up ruing part of a couple batches.. the new ones are $$$ but will last you forever..

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I dont mean to knit pick but if new kegs last forever wouldnt it stand to reason that used kegs would also last forever? After all they were once new kegs... lol. I have used kegs myself and they work great but I will admit I am a little jealous of folks with new kegs. They just look so awesome when new! I wish they were cheaper.

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I just purchased a very similar setup to the one you are getting. I did the door mount kit

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XG1NVC/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

for kegs I went with

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/home_brew/kegs/2X-KEG-5GAL-NSH_ball_lock_keg.html

only through Amazon they were $140 for the set. They don't seem to be findable on amazon at the moment, possibly because they are back ordered.

I also went a bit off the deep end and decided that since my first beer was a stout I had to have a nitrogen system and have ordered the parts to add one stout tap to my soon to be constructed keezer. (finally have a use for that full size upright freezer in the garage)

I ordered through Amazon for two reasons, I like their customer service (even with outside vendors) and the overall pricing was better, which doesn't make sense but it was.

The only short term upgrade I can see may be to replace my two as of yet uninstalled taps with Perlick flow control taps.

Let us know how your system works when u get it installed.

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I dont mean to knit pick but if new kegs last forever wouldnt it stand to reason that used kegs would also last forever? After all they were once new kegs... lol. I have used kegs myself and they work great but I will admit I am a little jealous of folks with new kegs. They just look so awesome when new! I wish they were cheaper.
i've used a couple used ones and they were dented just a bit too much to hold a correct seal, even after changing all the gaskets.. i figured it was much more practical just to get new ones that will last me forever, maybe not the next owner though..

they are quite an investment but for the amount of use they will get their use
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