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Kegging

Postby brewmeisterintng » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:14 am

I have evolved to the point that I want to start kegging and am asking the experts here for a good setup. I want a two keg set up and I already have a large CO2 canister. As always, I want the best bang for my buck... any sugestions?

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Postby KBrau » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:34 am

What kind of setup are you referring to? The actual kegs, or a kegerator type of setup? If you already have the tank, you really just need to get a couple of kegs and the regulator. You can buy reconditioned kegs pretty cheap, although I am not sure what the regulators cost these days.
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Corny Keg Ste-up

Postby brewmeisterintng » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:58 am

I am slowly figuring it out. I have two corny kegs and am looking for a regulator and through the door tap setup. I am finding out that it is a tad bit pricey to get the initial equipment. But on the bright side it will eliminate the four hours I spent each time I bottled a batch.

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I will never bottle again

Postby KBrau » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:01 am

I actually just bottled my last batch yesterday because all of my kegs are filled in preparation for my annual Oktoberfest party. I couldn't beleive how aggravating it was. i guess it has been about 5 years since I bottled, so I had forgotten just how much work it is. Kegging usually only takes me about 30-45 minutes and this bottling session took me almost 4 hours. Anyway, it can defintely be expensive for the initial setup, but I think you will find it is well worth the cost. I found a great deal on a mini-fridge at home depot and built a homebrew kegerator out of it. You can check my website for more info on it.

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Hand-me-down Refridg

Postby brewmeisterintng » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:01 am

My wife wants a new refridg which just happens to coinside with me getting beer on tap. I picked up two kegs on e-bay and ordered a door package from www.beveragefactory.com They seem to have the more competitive prices. I have 10 gallons pending transfer to secondary so everything is going according to plan. I figure that I should have beer on tap in 3-4 weeks. I am already planning to hand my bottle off to another brewer.

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Corni kegs

Postby Freon12 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:46 pm

It only gets better from here with kegs. I actually lager my Octoberfest in a corni to clear it. The tall shape lets any finings you my use to have a good effect. There is a lid you can buy to force carbonate in the corni also.


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