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Old 07-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default What's a fair price for a keg kit?

I found this one on CL:

Complete Kegerator setup (except the fridge)

Tank, reg, hoses and the like... everything but the keg and the fridge.

What do you think is a fair price for this stuff? Thanks!


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Old 07-14-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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That's for a sanke keg. It will not work with cornie kegs without a connection kit.


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Old 07-14-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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I was wondering about that... how much would the conversion cost? Is that kit fairly priced on its own? Thanks!
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That actually looks like a pretty bad deal: looks like it's just a 5 lb CO2 tank, regulator, and tap. For a kegorator kit, you'd also need a tower and fittings (which can run another $100)...and of course kegs (used cornies are up to $40)! I'd check and see if you can find a kit with a new CO2 tank, used corny keg, regulator, and picnic tap. That's the main items you need in a starter kit.
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Thanks Davesrose! I had a feeling the kid was a bit over priced. Is a tower 100% necessary? I was thinking about using a door mount or picnic style tap.

What do you think I should offer him for that kit considering the necessary upgrades? Thanks!!
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Brew Logic Dual Tap Draft System- with Reconditioned CO2 Tank :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=6858

i know these include kegs, but the more the merrier!
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It really depends on the size of the tank. The sanke coupler is not worth anything if you're going to be using cornie kegs, and you can buy a brand new kit (including a keg!) for $158.95 from kegconnection.com.

1 Keg Basic Keg Kit

A decent regulator is $40-60 brand new, and a co2 (5#) is $65. A few hoses and quick disconnects would be in the range of $15-$20. He's offering the sanke tap, which would be $30, and a faucet, which is around $20 for one with a tap handle. So, that set up brand new would run you around $190 or so. Not a good deal at all, when you can get a homebrew setup for $160 from kegconnection.

What I did was price it all out, and ended up getting the two keg set up from kegconnection.com, along with an extra keg, for around $240 or so. I got this one: 2 Keg Basic Keg Kit, Dispenses two kegs at once! (Separate Check Valves!) and added an extra keg.
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By the way, I used the picnic taps for a couple of years before I drilled my fridge. It worked great, and I still can use a keg and the picnic taps when I have a picnic or travel with my keg. This weekend, I'm taking a couple of kegs to a party, and I'll use the line and picnic taps I bought a couple of years ago with my keg kit. Even if you do go with faucets eventually, it's nice to have the picnic faucets.
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Wow, thanks for the info! I have a feeling that he's not going to like the price I come up with... It seems like that kit is only worth about $75, if that. Home brew equipment in the Portland area definitely fetches a premium. Thanks again for the help!
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I found this one on CL:

Complete Kegerator setup (except the fridge)

Tank, reg, hoses and the like... everything but the keg and the fridge.

What do you think is a fair price for this stuff? Thanks!


For that? $75 or so?


You can get a 5lb tank, a dual regulator (that one is a single), a pair of cornies, and all the ball lock plumbing for 200.


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