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Old 07-18-2005, 05:49 AM   #1
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I really need some reading material on corny kegs and the parts that come with. I dont want to purchase a complete unit then find my parts are wrong. I have a working fridge I can use as a kegerator so thats not a problem. If I could get steered in the right direction with some links or books that would be awesome. Dont be bashful to provide a very detailed post either. I need help! TIA.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:25 PM   #2
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Kegging 101

 
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
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One of the best things you can do is go to your LHBS and take a look at the fittings and stuff. It's all really straightforward and more easy to show than tell if you see what I mean.

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:15 PM   #4
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kkroger--
I owe you big time! Kegging 101 is exactly what I needed. If you ever venture out to Fort Collins, CO, the brews are on me, thank you very much.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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No worries man! I am new to this stuff too I have looked up everything I can find happy to share! I would definitely go with Ball Lock and try to get the refurbished kegs I would hate to try to scrub the syrup out of some of em!
I bought Refurbs from Sabco and got a refurb with my kegging kit just make sure you get the same fittings on all your kegs!

May take you up on that Brew offer one day! I just finished Chemo therapy today and am on the road to recovery but it seems that it is a long row to hoe! but I plan to win and will have time to brew my own for years to come...

 
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:04 AM   #6
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I wish you a healthy recovery. Thanks again.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:57 AM   #7
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That site is from our very own TNlandsailor!!!! Good stuff!!!
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:46 AM   #8
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This is a good site, although I strongly disagree with the observations on the Cobra tap. He argues that it is useless when trying to dispense at serviing pressures (like 12PSI) unless you want glasses of foam. It is also implied that the amount of tubing needed to add the proper balance on the picnic tap is excessive.

At 12PSI, using regular beverage tubing (3/8" ID, IIRC), you have a resistance of about 2psi/ft, meaning you need around 6 to 8 feet of beverage line between the keg and the cobra tap to balance the pressure and avoid glasses of foam. This is not a lot of tubing, and tens of thousands of us have setups just like this with ZERO problems.

 
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:10 AM   #9
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Is a five pound co2 tank sufficient for only a 2.5 gal corny keg?
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:22 AM   #10
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Is a five pound co2 tank sufficient for only a 2.5 gal corny keg?

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