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Old 02-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

I've been looking into building a three-tap keezer and after reading exhaustively over threads on equipment/parts and builds, I think I have an idea of what I would need, but I wanted to check before I started down the path. What I've identified so far:

Note: most of this is going to be from KegConnection.com since I like that fact that they have good reviews on HBT and sell packages specific to what I need.

+GE 5.0CF Chest Freezer: $189 (Home Depot)
+Three faucet kit: $219.95 (Keg Connection; http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=708)
+Faucet upgrade to 525SS: $25*3=$75 (Keg Connection; http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=457)
+Regulator upgrade to dual body: $35 (Keg Connection; http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=462)
+Keg, ball lock: $70*3=$210 (Keg Connection; http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=1)
+5lb CO2 tank: $65 (Keg Connection; http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=50)
+Johnson Controls Temp Controller (Amazon; http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contro...hnson+controls)
+10' 3/16" beer hose: $5*3=$15 (Keg Connection; http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=151)

Total: $850-900

Outside of the lumber and materials I'd need to build the collar, am I forgetting anything or would you suggest anything instead of any of the components above? This will be my first adventure into kegging, so I'm kind of groping around in the dark here.

I appreciate your help!


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Old 02-27-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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This looks good to me.

The only difficult aspect for me going through this process as you are is the regulator. I'm having a hard time figuring out what makes one better than another. For that kit you don't have too many options in terms of brands, but I think I've heard Taprite is solid.

Other than that, just look at all the little aspects that you may want to pimp the system out. Barbed shutoff valves to put in your beer lines so you can cut specific taps off...things like that. Those could also be added after the fact.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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I just ordered a custom fridge kit from Ben, at Kegconnection. Super easy, and shipped pretty darn quick. Have you looked into using a Co2 manifold instead of a dual body regulator? Im not sure if you need one, but they do provide several kegs with CO2 at the same time. I saw that a vendor here, BirdmanBrewingCo, is selling them for a great price. Just checkout the Vendor Showcase forum.
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