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Old 11-27-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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I know of someone whos is selling a kegging outfit. It includes a 5 lb co2 bottle, the regulator and 2 cornie kegs, plus all neccessary tubing. He said he used to homebrew but is now out of it and that everything worked good but the O rings might need replacing. He is asking 120 for it all.


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Old 11-27-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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Meh...

2 Cornies = $20x2 = $40
5lb tank = $60
Regulator = $20 - $40
Tubing = $0 (replace it)

Offer him $100 and see if he bites; it's an OK deal, not a great one.


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Old 11-28-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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I saw that on CL and posted a link in the classified section.
I think it is a decent deal when you consider the costs.
the_bird's price examples are a little low, more like an example of a good deal (and doesn't include shipping).

Call or check Keystone's website, their ONE keg set up is at least $200
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:15 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'd say it's a pretty decent deal ... I think more accurate prices are:

5lbs CO2 = $70-$80
Regulator = $35 -$45
Cornies = $28-$35 each
Disconnects = $6-$7 each
Tubing = irrelevant

Northernbrewers kit for one used keg is $114 and DOESN'T include the CO2. Kegconnection has a basic one used keg kit listed at $160.

Really, you're looking at a cost of $185 on the low end of the estimate. I would still offer him a little lower just incase (maybe $110).

But, it's definitely worth the $120
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:18 PM   #5
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It is a decent deal. Definitely not the deal of the century, but cheaper than retail. You are looking at about $30 a keg (after shipping), you could probably get a tank on Ebay for $50, a regulator on Ebay for $30, disconnects $5 a piece (x4), so you are looking at approximately $160 retail, so $120 is not bad. However, I would definitely offer him a cool $100 and see what he says.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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Find out what the certification date on the CO2 tank is. If it's expired or about to expire then it's not a good deal at all.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:30 PM   #7
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Here you go check out these guy's I did business with them and I was happy.

http://www.homebrewing.org/Homebrew-...m_p_24-69.html

Bare bone system with 1 cornie $89

single handle cornies $15 double handle cornies $25

IMHO a dual gauge is a waste of money. Of course I didn't know that until after I bought one.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:25 PM   #8
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Find out what the certification date on the CO2 tank is. If it's expired or about to expire then it's not a good deal at all.
This was my thought exactly. If the tank is good for a while and everything else is in good condition it sounds like a reasonable deal. If not, skip it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:33 PM   #9
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I personally don't like the idea of owning the CO2 tank. I bought into the local pool for 40 dollars, which is cheaper than I could find a tank for, and they take care of all the upkeep. I just pay about 11 dollars to swap for a new tank. I could even have to tanks if I wanted to buy in for another one.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:15 PM   #10
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dual gauge regulators are worth it. all of my regulators are dual gauge. the reason is for leaks. i have many tanks, and use co2 in different areas, so if i want to test a system, i need each system to have dual gauges.

if you don't have dual gauges, you could run out of an entire tank before you realize there is a leak. that is an expensive lesson to learn multiple times compared to the cost of the high pressure gauge.


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