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Old 07-06-2011, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Bit OT: seltzer water and pop system for small office... should I build one or rent?

So I am building a kegerator for the office, since I am somewhat of an "official brewer" of my 15 person office. Now that we are moving to new offices, we would love to stop buying hundreds of cans of pop every month for $$$ (add 5c deposit on each can).
Do we have a vendor in here who sells a system for under $2K (with warranty) that could do carbonate water and possibly 2-3 soda flavors (plus sells the syrup)?

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Old 07-06-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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If I am reading correctly, you are already building a kegerator, right? Why not just fill a keg with water and carb that?

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Old 07-06-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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I thought about that. Problem is, we easily polish off 5 gallons of "fizzy" (as we call it) per day. I know I am at about 3/4 gallon of it per day.

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Jesus! Stop drinking so much pop!

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Good God. I don't think I have had that much soda in the past 15 years put together. I see why you want to stop buying it retail.

I guess you could carb up two kegs a day so you always have some in reserve. Or, with the amount you go through, get a contract with Pepsi?

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It is all water, baby :-) 6 espressos require that much water to not get the stones.
If we drank that much beer, we would all be AAs in no time.

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I think I may have misunderstood.. I thought you were saying the office polishes off 5 gallons of soda per day.

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Yeah we polish off more than 5 gallons per day, but vast majority of us only drink seltzer/carbed water (with splash of juice, usually).
It adds up, if you have to get retail cans.

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Understood.

I still think you may be better off building a kegerator that will hold 4 or 5 cornies and carbing your own water.. It would cost much, much less than $2000, even brand new.

The only thing I could find that seems to fit what you're asking is this. But it looks like you have to buy their $400 faucet to use it. Still right around $2000 total, though.

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If you're not looking for a vendor, then your options are wider. Like an inline carbonator off ebay going to a chilled keg. Or a used dispensing system. Otherwise... You'll need that vendor and a full system.

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