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mattne421 02-01-2012 11:12 PM

Transition to kegging
 
I am only 15 gallons into my brewing career but i am already considering to let go of bottling and start kegging. How much money am i realistically looking at spending to start being able to keg my beer. i currently dont have any of the necessary equipment for kegging.

lamppa 02-01-2012 11:17 PM

250.00-300.00 for a complete 2 keg system with dual regulators.

but you need a fridge to put it in!

lamppa 02-01-2012 11:18 PM

kegs were 25.00 two years ago, now they are 50.00 each.

the kits at
midwestsupplies dot com
are really cheap and the customer service is awesome.

dscrimager 02-01-2012 11:23 PM

I just did my first batch and I went straight to corny keg. Next batch I may bottle. At a local store I spent $300 for two used kegs,new seals,tank already filled,regualor and gauge and all hoses and tap. I'm sure you could get it cheaper but I had my brew kegged 2 hours later
Doug

bad67z 02-01-2012 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattne421 (Post 3732699)
I am only 15 gallons into my brewing career but i am already considering to let go of bottling and start kegging. How much money am i realistically looking at spending to start being able to keg my beer. i currently dont have any of the necessary equipment for kegging.

This is the same thing I did after my third brew I was ready to keg and have never looked back. Good Luck.

mattne421 02-01-2012 11:34 PM

Thanks for the input. Hopefully within a couple of pay checks ill have some money saved up to put to good use. From what I've been reading on here kegging is the way to go.

Deuce 02-01-2012 11:42 PM

Now that I do 10-15 gallon batches I am forced to keg half, bottle half. Guess which of the two is more enjoyable and faster? Kegging is awesome, but it helps to have a 4 and 5 year old on hand to load the bottles into the cases as I cap!

rasdas 02-02-2012 12:37 AM

I actually went to kegging before brewing...yeah, totally backwards...but am kind of like that...started stock-piling equipment since day after thanksgiving sales (picked up chest freezer that day)...and have slowly added to my gear...finally brewed first batch this sunday and i will be building the keezer very, very soon...i think i have all the gear...

And yaup, might bottle down the line just to say i did it...and maybe certain brews...

scubasteve03 02-02-2012 12:41 AM

I just purchased my "keg kit" from my LHBS and it ran me about $180. Used keg, new regulator, lines, and filled co2 tank.

bighorn_brew 02-02-2012 02:47 AM

Hello,
I believe 300 hundy is a little pricey, I started with a reconditioned keg 50$, plus a 20 lb co2 tank and various knick knacks... I believe I got started for about 125$ all told from my local brewstore....


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