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Getting started with kegging
« on: April 21, 2011, 12:57:26 PM »
Does this seem like a reasonably good deal to start with? I need kegs in time for a wedding on June 25th

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=326

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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 01:02:35 PM »
Yes, that would be all you need to get started, and that is not a bad deal. Keggies usually run $40, bottle is $80, regulator $60.....that's $220 right there....
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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 06:22:10 PM »
I agree....this is not bad at all, and if you have the extra $10, I recommend upgrading to the 10lb bottle....it will save you time, trips to the refiller, a few choice swear words once in a while, and $$ (filling 10lbs cost less than filling 5lbs twice).

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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 06:59:03 PM »
My experience with Keg Connection was a good one.  I was originally going to go with the kit you're looking at but was talked into spending the extra money on a 2 faucet dual regulator kit, which really has worked out well.  I just bought the party faucets separately so I could use it for weddings and party's and whatnot.

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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 09:30:36 PM »
Looks like a really good deal to me. I spent about 200 for my first set up with only one corny. Same regulator as the one listed.
+1 on the large CO2 tank suggestion as well.
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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 10:09:19 PM »
I get my tax refund tomorrow so it's a go. and yes indeed on the bigger CO2 tank, turns out that with that extra 10 bucks I hit the free shipping level and total bill is actually 20 bucks less that with the smaller tank. Kegging here I come!
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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 07:39:37 AM »
I get my tax refund tomorrow so it's a go. and yes indeed on the bigger CO2 tank, turns out that with that extra 10 bucks I hit the free shipping level and total bill is actually 20 bucks less that with the smaller tank. Kegging here I come!

Move aside folks......kegger coming through!
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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 07:47:24 AM »
yes indeedy. unfortunatly the free shipping was too good to be true but still 269 shipped is okay by me. I brew my first batch destined for keg this weekend if all goes well. 5 gallon cali common with new zealand cascade. Gonna be a starter for a ten gallon batch in  a couple of weeks.
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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 10:09:42 AM »
You are going to be amazed at how easy it is to keg beer vs bottling. I suggest breaking the kegs down when they arrive and clean them real good.
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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 11:32:31 AM »
Good advice, Euge. 

As noted elsewhere, I would recommend breaking them down and cleaning them one at a time.

Not all of the posts and poppets are interchangeable.  You might get lucky and get kegs of the same make.

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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 12:51:58 PM »
You are going to be amazed at how easy it is to keg beer vs bottling. I suggest breaking the kegs down when they arrive and clean them real good.

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I have purchased a few kegs from that supplier. They seem to be pretty clean when they arrive (No pop syrup smell), but I cleaned them again anyway. I have had to use the free o-ring set on most of them.
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Re: Getting started with kegging
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2011, 02:58:52 PM »
Another guy in my brew club is going to mentor me on all that jazz. I imagine I could figure it out myself but it is nice to have someone with the expertise already to help out.
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