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Old 03-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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What could I expect to spend initially to start kegging? I have a freezer I can convert, and know I will need a temp controller. Just curious what a reasonable price for 1 ball lock, 1 5# co2 tank, dual gauge regulator (with 2 different gas valves for the future) 1 wall faucet assembly, and gas/beer lines should cost.

Initial price checks show ~$300. Does that sound right?


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Old 03-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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What could I expect to spend initially to start kegging? I have a freezer I can convert, and know I will need a temp controller. Just curious what a reasonable price for 1 ball lock, 1 5# co2 tank, dual gauge regulator (with 2 different gas valves for the future) 1 wall faucet assembly, and gas/beer lines should cost.

Initial price checks show ~$300. Does that sound right?
Might be a bit more but pretty close. Maybe 50-100 more. Unless you look out for deals and are a smart shopper. Also preowned equipment would save some $


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Old 03-26-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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I paid around 300 for my setup. One filled co2 tank, two used corny kegs, regulator and all hoses.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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If your buying all new I guess that is a good price. Check local welding supply houses (not the big chains) most don't do 5# but I bought a 20# for $40 and refills + tax is $24. Regulators are easy/cheap to rebuild I bought all of mine used and just rebuild last one I bought a 3 gauge dual body Taprite with 4 outputs for $30. Hose I will always go new and cannot recommend the Bev-seal ultra enough plus is it fits a 5/16 push-lock fitting so no hassle installing or changing.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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$145 for a 5 gallon ball lock keg, new 5lb co2 tank, all hoses and a double gauge regulator on Amazon, I bought this set a month ago.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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$145 for a 5 gallon ball lock keg, new 5lb co2 tank, all hoses and a double gauge regulator on Amazon, I bought this set a month ago.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:32 PM   #7
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Here ya go. Searched "keg" on amazon. Fifth thing that came up.

http://www.amazon.com/Kegco-Homebrew...5&keywords=keg

EDIT: Seems like a repackage of this with a tank:
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...FSHZQgoduhcAng
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My pricing included a wall faucet w/shank and a 2 line dual gauge set up. It may be worth it to start with this and add to it later

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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Here ya go. Searched "keg" on amazon. Fifth thing that came up.

http://www.amazon.com/Kegco-Homebrew...5&keywords=keg

EDIT: Seems like a repackage of this with a tank:
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...FSHZQgoduhcAng
first link is for 148+30$
second does not include co tank.

I know how to search on amazon
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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http://www.homebrewstuff.com/complet...-co2-tank.html

good econ setup. then search for shank your after.....


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