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Old 09-28-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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was just wondering is it better to bottle or to keg? If keggin is better could you please tell me what i need to purchase and where.

 
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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It depends what you want...

Bottling is cheaper and the beer is portable

Kegging is easier, but more expensive and less portable. It also gives you more control over carbonation.
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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portability is not an issue.but does the f;avor of the beer change if it were in bottle or keg...how expensive is it?

 
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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I haven't noticed any difference in taste since I went to kegs. Problem is I drink it alot faster than I did when I bottled
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:30 PM   #5
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With kegging you have one big bottle to clean, not 48-50. If you screw up on that one, you screw up big, but then again, it is easy to clean ONE container right. I love kegging, I hate bottling.
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:31 PM   #6
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I started with kegging, so I can't tell you about flavor issues.

My biggest reason for going with kegging is that bottling seemed like a real pain in the neck. That's seems to be the reason that most people go that direction.
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:32 PM   #7
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I bottle right now, but started doing 10 gallon batches and need to switch to kegging. it takes a long time to bottle all of that beer. I think this is what i am going to buy. i havent heard anyone say a better deal then this for the kegging setup.
http://www.ebrew.com/cornelius_keggi...ock_system.htm

 
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:36 PM   #8
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ok i guess ill try keggin...does anyone know where i could get a good deal that brings everything i need

 
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:40 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Hermish
I bottle right now, but started doing 10 gallon batches and need to switch to kegging. it takes a long time to bottle all of that beer. I think this is what i am going to buy. i havent heard anyone say a better deal then this for the kegging setup.
http://www.ebrew.com/cornelius_keggi...ock_system.htm
The problem with that one is the cobra tap. That's "ok", but trust me, you'd MUCH rather have a shank or tower system with a tap outside of the fridge.

Also, check with local gas shops. Often times you can get on an exchange program with your bottle. Then you never have to worry about testing, waiting - and upgrading is easier.

Kegs are cheap at Adventures on Homebrewing - Parts are cheap at Beverage Factory or Micromatic
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:44 PM   #10
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sorry guy but im a rookie...I need to know exactly every part i need....what type of keg what is a cobra tap what is a shank?etcccc

 
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