Beer's all ready, now what? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Beer's all ready, now what?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-05-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
woog11
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Posts: 40


Well my beer is ready to bottle or keg. I'd like to keg 1/ 2 and bottle 1/2. I have capper and bottles. Now for the kegging part, what would be the best before i go to far.
I have 2, 5 gal pin lock coke tanks and connectors i got for free. Order a 5 gal tank and regulator and new o ring kit for about $125.00 plus shipping, or should i go a totally different route and order a whole new kit with ball locks from someone like keg connections for about $160.00 plus shipping? Wow these last couple of weeks has snuck up on me.
I'm also wanting to force carb my keg, and i have a fridge in the garage. Thank for all your help in the past. skip in ar...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 03:01 PM   #2
prsman
 
prsman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Belleville, just across the river from St. Louis, Illinois
Posts: 81

Don't see why you'd spend the extra $$$ just to have ball locks. Parts are easier to find on them, but they both dispense beer. Get started the cheapest way in, then if you really feel the need buy some ball locks later. That's my .02 cents.
__________________
That's what she said.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
ColoradoXJ13
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Somerville, MA
Posts: 1,258
Liked 23 Times on 11 Posts


I'd go with what you got...its only a problem if you have mixed kegs, and parts aren't that hard to find now with all the suppliers that are popping up. I had a mixed set of kegs, so I sold off the pin locks to make life simpler, just stick with the pins and rock and roll.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
woog11
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Posts: 40

Thanks alot guys. Do these prices sound about right to you? I cant find a co2 regulator around here for a decent price, $100.00 or so. I can get a steel tank here for $60.00, vs, ordering for 70.00 plus shipping for aluminum, and a regulator, $40.00, Thats at keg connections. I guess they are reputable? I think i can just buy some hose at lowes. Are there any benefits alum, vs, steel tanks? Oh yeah one more question of many, do i need a drop tube on the co2 side that goes to the bottom of the keg?
Thanks for all your replies, skip in ar...


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oxygenator vs. More Beer's JMass Equipment/Sanitation 3 08-06-2009 05:30 AM
First beer's label cap1 Label Display & Discussion 2 11-18-2008 09:41 PM
First batch of beer's taste seems off jcole Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-23-2008 08:10 PM
Beerswap III: Wop31's Beer's WOP31 Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 9 12-05-2007 04:08 PM
A Beer's Best Age? Rockweezy Bottling/Kegging 10 02-16-2007 12:21 AM


Forum Jump