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Old 11-29-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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Good news.... Wife said she would get me a keg kit for my Keezer for Christmas.

But the noob that I am I have a few questions, I'm sure I'll have many more before it's completed.

1. I'm going to do a 4 keg Keezer, 3 CO2 and 1 Beer gas. With the 3 CO2 system should I get a reg per keg or use one reg with a manifold to supply all three? I'm thinking is will be easier to force carb with a reg for each keg.

2. I want to try to keep the CO2 and Beer Gas on the outside of the Keezer, leaving more room for BEER!!!! Should I also leave the regs on the outside, pushing four lines through the collar or put the regs inside and only push two lines through?

That's all I can come up with for now, there will be many more! I hope to hear back from Kegconnection soon, as I asked for a price on this custom kit.

Thanks for you help!


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Old 11-29-2008, 03:25 AM   #2
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3. What size of shanks should be used for a 2x? collar?


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Personal preference I'd run a main regulator outside with a line from those in to separate regulators in the keezer. That way you'd not have to buy an expensive tube to go from your CO2 tank to the regs but could feed 30# or in one regular plastic tube and split inside.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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yeah, if your doing the gas outside definitely keep the regulators there too. High pressure hose is VERY expensive, but the regular braided stuff post regulator isn't. As far as the collar goes I can't really help you much with that as I did towers on my keezer.

Good luck and post pics when its done!
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I have a tower on mine, so no collar. I prefer having everything on the inside to it looks nice and neat. For the sake of cost, I would just go with a manifold instead of individual regs. When I force carb I shut off the check valve to the other keg and boost the pressure up. When I'm done shaking in the CO2, I reduce the pressure back to normal and open up the other valve. After the force carbed keg has sat for a while, I'll come back and vent the pressure so it doesn't spew out of the tap at 30psi. While individual regs would be neat, they are hardly necessary and would just add extra money that could be spent elsewhere. I've got the 7.2cf freezer from home depot and it fits 4 kegs + 5lb tank no problem. It could easily hold another gas tank too.
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I'm not getting off that easy, had to drop a few bills yesterday on some ski pants and cold weather backpacking gear for her. Well I guess I am lucky in that she tolerates it!

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I have a tower on mine, so no collar. I prefer having everything on the inside to it looks nice and neat. For the sake of cost, I would just go with a manifold instead of individual regs.
She's buying I'm going to ask for the world and hope I get enough to get me by....


4. What is this expensive high pressure hose that a couple of you speak of? I take it that it's not the red gas hose, what's the max PSI on that hose?


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4. What is this expensive high pressure hose that a couple of you speak of? I take it that it's not the red gas hose, what's the max PSI on that hose?
If you remote mount the regulator you have to use a very thick hose capable of handling the full pressure of the bottle (1000psi or so? ) The red stuff is only for post regulator like the 15-30 psi you use.
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Found here ($62- I think it was $68). It mounts to tank, and then you take the reverse thread tank mount of the regulator and attaches to in on regulator.

I spent the cash on one so I could swap between my 20# and 5# in my Sanyo 4912 with not worrying about the gauges as much (my cat could probably take down my 5#, and probably will... That would suck). Now if I could find a elbow for NPT or 1/4 flare thread I could mount it on the door where I want it.
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Thanks.....

5. My list is starting to come together nicely. What about the beer hose, 3/16 or 1/4?


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