I'm planning in getting into kegging and I'd like to figure out the best setup for me before I spend my money instead of spending more later because of wishing I had bought something else the first time.
My considerations include:
Because of age, weight, and possible medication issues, I normally drink only 3-5 beers per week.
I will be refrigerating the kegs in a garage fridge that will also have to do double duty as a fermentation chamber. Because I would be using the fridge for fermentation also, my plans would be to brew and ferment two different recipes at the same time in smaller batches say 3 gals each to minimize the time the fridge would have to be kept at ale fermentation temps rather than at keg serving temps. Brewing two five-gal batches at one time would be too much for my normal consumption.
I can buy used 5-gal kegs much less expensively than the 3-gal kegs so I'm thinking about getting those. I'm assuming that if you purge the additional head space with CO2 then that would keep possible oxidation at bay, and the 5-gal kegs would work okay.
Thanks in advance for your advise.