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Old 12-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I just started brewing, but I am already sick of bottling. Do you guys have any suggestions on the best way to get started kegging? I saw that Midwest was having a keg sale this morning, but I am hesitant to pull the trigger.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/keggi...ing-guide.html

I guess I am looking for some assurance that kegging is really the way to go.

Thanks.


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Old 12-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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I think the number of people who have gone from bottling to kegging is FAR higher than the number of people that have decided that filling a keg and putting CO2 pressure on it is harder than washing / sanitizing bottles, mixing up priming sugar, bottling, capping, hoping you got the right amount of sugar, and waiting for the left over yeast to do their thing without causing bottle bombs....

But hey - some people like to do it the hard way.


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Old 12-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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Okay, that is fair. I, am retarded. I will buy some kegs today.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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Not at all retarded - I bottled for a long time, SWORE that I would never keg because it was too much and I liked to share my beer... I switched and never looked back, and laugh at my old self for being so naive.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Kegging is a great way to go, if not THE way to go. I keg about 2/3 of my beer and i still bottle the rest. Just because you buy a keg setup doesn't mean that you're locked in to only kegging. They each have their advantages. I bottle if I want to age something, if I made something specifically to give away, if it's a new recipe and I want feedback from many people, or if my bottle supply is running low.

I would suggest getting a kegging setup and seeing what works for you. You absolutely will use it at least some of the time.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #6
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+1 on what kaboom said. I keg most of what I brew, but there are certain styles like Hefeweizens and Belgians that I prefer out of bottles. Also anything that needs to age. But pale ales, reds, IPAs, Apfelwein, and most everything else goes in kegs.
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Thanks for the heads up on the sale, 2 new to me kegs on the way
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My favorite part of kegging is giving rude gestures to my bottling gear when I walk by it. However once and a while I bottle if I have something I want to age, so fine, I'll bottle that up.

However, I've now 'fixed' that. I took advantage of the keg connection keg deal and I'm up to 10 now. So I just chuck it into secondary, then to keg and I can leave that in there a looooong time.
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I been brewing for aboout two years, and i haven't bottled yet. I started kegging right off the back don't think I want to bottle. If i goto a buddy's house i will fill up a 6 pack, or a few 22s. I needed some brew supplies so i capitalize on that offer. Keg for 25.00 buck and some change count me in. Make sure you pick two then put the promo code "FREEKEG" in and it will discount on check out.
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Am I seeing this right. You buy one keg for 49.99 and get the other free only if you spend another $100. It said's the price of the keg doesn't count toward the special.


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