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Old 12-04-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hellooo...I'm looking to add a keg system this Christmas to my wish list. In looking at what keg connections has to offer, I see I can get a standard 2 keg set with a dual regulator or I can get a 2 keg set up with a single taprite regulator....which would you go with given the choices...a dual standard regulator or the single taprite? I'll most likely be keeping these in a full size side by side fridge/freezer for the near future with just the picnic faucets. TIA

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Old 12-04-2010, 05:55 PM   #2

It depends. If you're trying to save money, you can get by with a single regulator and just use a splitter to carb and serve multiple kegs. If money doesn't matter, it's nice having the additional regulator to dial in each keg to it's specific psi.

I use a single regulator in both of my kegerators, and the only reason I'm wanting a dual at this point is because I have a root beer on tap that needs 30psi and because of that, I can't use my other two taps.

If you don't intend on serving a lot of highly carbonated belgians or sodas, then there's no need for a dual.

The other reason a lot of people go with a dual is because they want to serve one keg and carbonate another keg with the 30psi method. This involves blasting the beer with 30psi for a day or two and expecting it to be perfectly carbonated. I think this method is a waste of time and only creates overcarbonated beer most of the time. If you use the set it and forget it method, then you don't need a dual regulator for carbonation.
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