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Old 12-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Hello all! Ive been a bbq enthusiast for quite some time running my smokers seeking the perfect rib or pork shoulder. I want to get into making my own beer now. For Christmas my lovely wife is getting me the Brewing starter kit from Midwest supply. I also want a corny keg setup. I have ventured into the arena of making my own brew with a batch of Edworts infamous Apfelwein. Which did turn out amazing. I started having kiddos and moving around in the military (My better bottle currently holds my kiddos change in their room lol) Anyways I want to start this hobby back up with some descent equipment. I have a few questions....What do you guys think about that brewing kit? Also what about the corny keg ball lock kits off there? Im not familiar with kegging at all. Only experience with kegs is doing keg stands at high school pasture parties in Tx lol. How hard is it to expand off their basic keg kits? I know I will have a ton of questions from here on out....Im also aware there is a search function...but I know its rude to not introduce yourself.. So a big hello from this BBQ/Beer enthusiast from Tx. currently stationed in Biloxi Ms. Thanks in advance cheers!

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Old 12-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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Welcome!

I was stationed in Biloxi twice during my 20 (two different schools).

As for equipment...the starter kits are great. I suggest going with the one that includes the Auto-siphon.

I, personally, got all my kegging equipment from KegConnection. Good prices, good equipment, and very helpful. Two things that I wish I had done from the beginning was a bigger CO2 bottle (I had ordered the 4 lb) and a double body regulator (for 2 different pressures).

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Old 12-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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For kegging, you need to ask yourself if you are going to build a keggerator in the future, if you are then you want to look at all the parts you will need for that and maybe get those, like a gas splitter valve, I got a 3 way and wish i had got a bigger one.
I also wish I had spent the extra money on Perlick faucets!

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Old 12-13-2013, 12:32 AM   #4
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thanks, I think I got them talked into the professional brewers kit at Midwest. Ill upgrade to a dual regulator later. Thank yall for all the helpful tips

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