Whats the bare minimum that I can get away with?

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Whats the bare minimum that I can get away with?

Post by SmokeyMcB » 1 year ago

Hi all,

So with Christmas coming around, I thought I'd ask for kegging equipment this year. I have one ball lock corny already but that's it. I'm hoping to get enough gear to be able to bottle from my one keg with a beer gun. My friend has a beer gun that he's indicated I could use to learn with. Once I'm comfortable with its operation, I'll buy my own but that'll be at a later date.

I'm hoping someone here can let me know the things I need to ask for. My assumptions are:

-CO2 tank (is a five pound tank useful?)
-Regulator (do I need a double regulator? how do I split the gas for the beer gun?)
-Tank to ball lock gas line with gas ball lock connector
-Liquid side connector for my keg

Would that be it? I think my friend has all the beer lines associated with the beer gun and its operation. Anything I'm missing?

Help make this a merry Christmas for me please :cheers:
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Post by XXXXX » 1 year ago

Keg, regulator, quick connects, tubing, picnic tap, CO2 cylinder. That's my idea of a bare minimum setup.

And yep a 5 lb cylinder is plenty for most people :)
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Post by XXXXX » 1 year ago

You can serve at the same pressure as you carbonate if you balance out the pressure with a longer dispensing line.

See here for more info about the "perfect pour" viewtopic.php?t=128
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Post by Reignman » 1 year ago

To split the gas for a beer gun you buy something like this.

https://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/Stainle ... ed-tee.htm

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Post by brhenrio » 1 year ago

I would investigate local options for refilling your co2 before buying a tank. I had to buy one from a service that just swaps tanks when you run out.
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Post by XXXXX » 1 year ago

Check out fire extinguisher filling places. Most will fill your cylinder for ya.

Otherwise exchange might be the only option through a joint like Praxxair or similar
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Post by SmokeyMcB » 1 year ago

Hey guys, thanks for all the advice! There is a place somewhat near me that does the refills. Camcarb in Brampton. I've had many paintball tanks filled there for my bubba keggerator. They claim "food grade CO2"...
Reignman wrote:To split the gas for a beer gun you buy something like this.

https://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/Stainle ... ed-tee.htm
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