Extra Money After Vacation - Time To Start Kegging

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Hulud

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so i had some extra money after my trip to California this year and I want to start kegging...

First question I have is I see 2 different Corny set ups one with just a main reg to multiple kegs like so
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/medi...-draft-system-with-2-way-gas-manifold_1_1.jpg

or one with a diff reg for each keg like so
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/medi...-draft-system-with-reconditioned-co2-tank.jpg

well as you can tell these are from midwest and they are apparently the same price. but I found another site (corneykeg) that has the setup for a single keg for around $100 cheaper and so inturn i could get the splitter (as shown in the first link) and two more kegs (making 3) for less than the kit from midwest. also buy the hoses and extra taps.
http://www.cornykeg.com/product_images/catalog19985/corny_kit_complete.gif

so what are the pros/cons of each?

sorry if its been asked before but when i searched i got tons of pages on regulators
 

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Well, if you just want to run one level(volume) of carbonation then just get the single regulator and don't even bother with the spendy manifold and go by some T's at the local hardware store. If you want to run a low carb'd Scotch ale and a highly carb'd Belgian side by side then get the multi reg setup,

I have a single reg and a splitter and wish I would have spent the cash at first to get the extra reg...
 

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I'm with above...

I have a single pressure dual gauge reg and I am now trying to turn it into a dual pressure reg. I like stouts which are around 3 to 5 psi and the other ales I make are around 10 to 12 psi. If you are hardly ever going to make anything out of the 10 to 12 psi range, go with the single pressure reg and use something to split it.
 
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Thanks! I'll probably go with the dual since I enjoy all types of beers and enjoy trying (key word there) to make all kinds.

Say I get a third keg at a later date could I just split that after one of the regs? Like if I was doing two ales or something?
 

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Hulud said:
Thanks! I'll probably go with the dual since I enjoy all types of beers and enjoy trying (key word there) to make all kinds.

Say I get a third keg at a later date could I just split that after one of the regs? Like if I was doing two ales or something?
Yes. What I plan on doing (keezer still in process) is have dual reg. One reg will be low pressure straight to the keg for stouts. The other reg will be at 10 to 12 psi going to a 3 way manifold to 3 other kegs for other ales.
 
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