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Old 12-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #11
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I didn't want to spend money for a carbonator so I just used a corny keg set at 30 psi in the kegorator, I have a hole for Co2 lines to go in and beer/water to come out. I have the soda line connected to the wunder-bar and the syrup pump (these also will be 30-50 on ebay) connected to the diet coke connector on the wunder-bar. I have two pumps so my next experiment is to make my own cream soda syrup and pump that through the system as well.

Without the carbonator I have a couple disadvantages, I have to take up 1 keg space in my fridge (but I can hold 6) and I always have to make sure I have another one ready. I keep a keg sitting outside the fridge carbing up (at 30 as well, I'd go higher if I could) and then when I swap it in for the soda keg in the fridge it takes a couple hours to cool down (during which I just add ice to my coke..)

This whole setup was a bit of a game to get my wife's blessing on the kegorator, she loves diet soda.

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Old 12-18-2008, 05:55 PM   #12
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FWIW....Our super market has big sales on coke 2 ltr bottles for usually $0.89 or $0.99 each. I buy a bunch then....dump it in a keg...and it's considerably cheaper than a Bag in the Box. Keep the keg at 35 psi....great coke on tap!

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Old 12-18-2008, 06:05 PM   #13
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BK I agree that can be a good approach, I like my wunder-bar system since I only need one keg of soda water and can have several different types of soda, you don't need the syrup pumps for your own syrups since you can just measure in (I use a squeeze bottle) however much you want and stir.

I figure the cost of 2 liters of soda from the BIB system costs about 1.10 or so. I'd hoped to get some of the generic brand syrups (half the price) but I've not found a non-shipping source yet.

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Old 12-19-2008, 02:10 PM   #14
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BK I agree that can be a good approach, I like my wunder-bar system since I only need one keg of soda water and can have several different types of soda,
OH MAN! I'd drink so much pop! I can't wait to find a C-Store going out of business with a coke system I can salvage!
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:32 PM   #15
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I actually picked up a cornelius soda system off craigslist a couple weeks ago. Has 4 dispensers, came with 4 corny kegs. I need to hook it up to water and make sure it carbonates well (It has a small corny keg inside the machine wrapped in cooling coils with a Co2 line running to it to carbonate in). It came with instructions and is in nice shape.

If you wanted it BK we could work something out, but shipping would be a bear, weighs 150lb or so. I just have too many projects already, sweet 50's look to it.

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #16
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You do want to be careful about getting a "Coke" system from a store. You may end up paying for it, then find out Coke owns it. They'll take it back. Contact Coke before purchasing, just to make sure they don't own it.

I came across a guy that had a lot of coke products for sale. Contacted him, he stated he had 5 20# CO2 tanks for sale. They were Cokes', so I'm sure the rest of his stuff was leased. I stayed away from that stuff.

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Your Wunder Bar system sounds like the way to go.

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:34 PM   #17
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Hey thanks I'll put up a thread/pics if anyone is interested in a similar system. Total probably did end up costing me around $80 since I had to buy the syrup pumps, wunder-bar and hose/clamps.

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Old 12-23-2008, 03:12 AM   #18
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I'd be interested in how you have it set up.

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