I am thinking about purchasing a kegging system and had been looking on NorthernBrewer's website at their keg systems. I also read recommendations on this site to purchase at KegConnection or Midwestsupplies.
NB has a single keg system without CO2 tank for $129.99 (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...-used-keg.html
) plus $82.99 for a 5# tank. So the total before shipping is $212.98.
Midwestsupplies has a dual keg system with CO2 for $199.99 (http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=8081
). So the total before shipping would be $199.99 AND I would have a two keg setup.
Am I comparing the basically the same thing? Is there a difference in quality of the regulators or anything else that I should be concerned about?
Also, what should I expect with "used" kegs? As someone who has never done anything with a keg before should I buy new at first to get used to keg operation on something that definitely works or am I safe with buying used kegs?
Thanks in advance for the help.