LOLYuri_Rage said:A single Sanke pony keg, naturally carbonated, served with a party-pump style tap (must serve all the beer within about 48 hours of tapping). Refrigerate by storing outside when the weather is cold.
Get one of those mini-CO2 cartridge charger mentioned above and bask in the luxury. Use Yuri's method and only use the CO2 to purge and blanket after a session.Yuri_Rage said:A single Sanke pony keg, naturally carbonated, served with a party-pump style tap (must serve all the beer within about 48 hours of tapping). Refrigerate by storing outside when the weather is cold.
I agree with Soulive. It's not worth the effort and expense to do kegging half A$$.Soulive said:I'm all for doing things as cheaply as possible, but don't sacrifice too much. If you can't do it the right way, just wait until you can...
Nope. Two picnic taps will cost you well under $10. As long as you have a CO2 tank, you can force carbonate (you can't force carbonate with a paintball bottle or a party pump).TheBone said:Now I'm getting picky, huh?
Very doable.TheBone said:
Here is a local seller. $425 asking price and ready to go.TheBone said:
I agree that a second hand fridge is the way to go, you can often get them free if you're willing to haul them off. craig's list is prime shopping for cheap and free used refridgerators.YooperBrew said:I have an apartment sized fridge that I bought second hand for $40. I also bought another keg as the same time, so I could have two beers on tap and one extra keg.
Evan! said:Very doable.
Here's my bill:
Sanyo 4912 Fridge: $200 new
4 kegs: Free
2-tap tower w/o faucets: $80 (sale @ AHS)
Ventmatic Faucets: $30 for 2
Co2, dual-regulator, miscellaneous tubing & disconnects: $230
So, even with free kegs, that's over $500. If you didn't care about the tap tower and went the picnic tap route, you could easily get a chest freezer for $150 that could fit 4 cornies, the co2 tank, and picnic taps. Then, I'd imagine you'd be looking at...about $400, unless you found some great deals on stuff (like free freezers on craigslist)...and that's not counting the kegs (I don't know how much they cost).
kegconnection has a 2 tap tower setup for $330. Includes everything needed but the fridge.TheBone said:
So it's 4 kegs for a 20 gallon batch size? Or can you do your conditioning in the kegs at room temperature? Or are you just saying more is better, so he could have said 4 or 400, just more than 2 being the point?olllllo said:Why make a 55 bottles of beer when you can only fit a dozen or so in your belly?