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Old 01-11-2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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Getting ready to get started and I'm torn between kegging vs bottling.

Im leaning more towards kegging since it doesn't require a ton of bottles. Ha!

Any insight? If you do keg what do you use for equipment?


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Old 01-11-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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Keg. Still bottle if I'm wanting to age. Hate cleaning, sanitizing and filling all those bottles!


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Old 01-11-2013, 02:07 AM   #3
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Here we go again.....
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Certain beers take better to bottles for aging (Belgians, Barleywines) simply because you don't have to waste a 50 dollar keg just sitting around and not being used.

But if you have the money to keg go for it, makes bottling day go much faster. I bottle because it's much cheaper and I don't have the ability to dedicate a beer fridge.
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OK so if Im kegging what equipment do you recommend?
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I bought the conversion kit from the beverage factory, and a co2 tank on craigslist.
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OK so if Im kegging what equipment do you recommend?
http://www.cornykeg.com/index.asp?category=24754

Obviously you have more choices but they're about as cheap as you'll find the corny kegs themselves and just make sure if you get a ball or pin that you stick to that style as they have different connections, and if you want more info there's a link on the sidebar with tons of great info on the difference.
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I do both, I mix my primeing sugar in my keg, hook to CO, fill how ever many bottles I want off co, (this is all before it is carbonated) then leave rest to carbonate in keg. So I usually have like 24 bottles and hall keg of beer. Best of both worlds and easy.


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