I recently finished my home bar (pdf.) Iím a novice brewer and tired of bottling. Iíve been trying to purchase kegging equip. I may have been better off buying a 2 keg system tower -5lbs CO2 -kit for around $300 plus shipping but I was trying to save some $. I bought a fridge, 10lbs CO2 tank/hose, dual gauge single output regulator (new), 1 beer faucet, keg coupling (wonít use), for $150. Got a double tap brass tower on ebay (pdf) for $66 (+ $17 shipping) Am I doing ok?
I plan on buying 2 ball lock corney kegs (cleaned, pressure checked Ėnot refurbished though) from brewersdiscount.com for $33 plus shipping) I donít know what the hoses/hookups, clamps, connectors, will cost or where Iíll order them from. Any advice is appreciated.
Can anyone tell me specifics on what I need yetÖi.e. hoses/diameters, connectors, clamps, etc. Will I need some sort of splitter at the CO2 tank to operate two kegs or possibly, later on, a third to a beer faucet out the side of the fridge? Any in line shut offs or a manifold of some sort? If someone could provide an itemized list it would be great! Sounds stupid but I would also appreciate a diagram of a two/three keg set up.
Also, Iíll be running about 2 ft of hose from the fridge straight to the tower. Will I need to cool the line with cold water/air or because itís only a straight shot of 2 ft. will the fridge cool the line up through the tower by itself?
Iíve got more questions but thatís enough for the moment. Thanks.