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Old 03-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #11
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I will help motivate you. Do it, or I will tell your wife you called her the "warden" and "the old battle axe".

There. Now get going.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #12
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Mine is too. . . just have to wait for the parts to come in and then do the build!

Love mine!!!

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #13
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Man! I had to get divorced to get a kegerator with 2 taps! she's a keeper!
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #14
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My kegerator was a awesome investment for me......now the wife is pushing me to get a chest freezer to stage kegs in so she doesn't have to wait to drink them

As everyone else has said.....kegging is so much easier than bottling.

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Old 03-24-2011, 05:38 PM   #15
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So what, at most you will have a dual stage regulator in case you want to carb 2 different levels. Set one regulator to low level for most beers and the other higher for Belgians or soda or whatever. you can T off from each of them to supply whatever keg you want, or use a manifold to do the same thing.

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #16
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I also used Revvy's bottling procedure & didn't think it was so terrible to bottle...until I got a "deal to good to refuse"... 2 cornies, 20# tank (full), regulator, picnic tap, & hoses for $86. I didn't know how much I hated bottling until I kegged my 1st batch.

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #17
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You may be the only person I've heard of that has a SWMBO encouraging a kegerator yet you yourself were not sold on it...

All joking aside, since building my kegerator I have been brewing a hell of a lot more because I can store more beer (4 batches of bottles seems to take up a lot more space than 4 kegs) and it takes me about 10 minutes to keg a beer rather than an hour and 10 to bottle.

Do it and you won't regret it.

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:09 PM   #18
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Ok, so effectively for a belgian style brew, I would just cut off the co2 to a standard ale at 12 psi, and then just increase the output to the tap with the belgian style ale?
Get a CO2 regulator with a dual body like this. This is what I have and can push 2 different pressures out. Then I put a T in line with my 12psi line and I can serve 3 kegs at a time with 2 pressures.

Or you can get as many of these as you want and serve each off a different pressure. Or do any combo of the 2.

1 warning. You will drink more beer when it is on tap. Not saying that's a bad thing...just sayin'
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:19 PM   #19
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My SWMBO said that I could only use the freezer to make a keezer if she was allowed to pain hop cones and bines all over it. Works for me!

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #20
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I was on the fence for a while about the kegging also. My biggest turn off was the footprint a chest freezer would take up in my dinning room. Untill I found this build Here. I'll have two on tap for beers better young (wheats/IPAs) and I'll bottle aging beers. Not to mention this will match our wine cooler alread in the dinning room perferctly.

 
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