Corny keg gas.

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rcammish
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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by rcammish » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 am

I just want a basic set up whilst i get my head around the whole kegging thing. A party tap seems a good choice to begin with and seems to be recommended over a tap that attaches directly to the keg. With the right amount and type of beer line it seems to work well fir beginners with little foaming issues. I would leave getting a fancy tap until later as a possible upgrade.
Looking at all the parts separately with postage costs does not seem any cheaper than buying a basic set up with everything i need apart from gas and beer.


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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by rcammish » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:02 am

The links supplied do come to slightly more than a full basic setup. I guess that's the advantage of a package deal.

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by rcammish » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:55 pm

OK. Got a great deal from Ashley Gas in Sunderland. 6.35kg bottle. £40 refundable deposit and a tenner to refill. Ordered the used keg set from the Malt Miller and looking forward to dipping my toes in the mysterious world of corny kegs. Just a thanks to everyone who replied to me, its very much appreciated.

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by Manngold » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:25 pm

Good choice. For what it is worth, don't be disheartened if you make a mistake first time round. I still make plenty, but they are worth the investment.

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by Fil » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:26 pm

good to hear your sorted.. let the good times begin..

its easy to overcondition if using high pressures, to loose the excess condition shake n vent the keg a number of times.. no biggy just costs a few extra p's worth of co2..
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by rcammish » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:50 pm

Thanks for for all the advice. I'll be doing a brew in the next few weeks and look forward to finally kegging!

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by rcammish » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:52 am

Thinks for the tip. Can't wait to brew a beer and get kegging..... Now to find an under counter fridge....

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by JonoT » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:57 am

rcammish wrote:Thinks for the tip. Can't wait to brew a beer and get kegging..... Now to find an under counter fridge....

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I've got a spare fridge, but I guess I'm too far away in south Yorkshire!

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by rcammish » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:38 am

Just slightly..! I've been to see a few but the raised platform at the bottom of the fridge mean it is too small. Hopefully something will come up soon.

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Re: Corny keg gas.

Post by Fil » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:10 pm

as a short term solution if you can freeze a shed load of ice, simply sit the keg in ice .. one benefit of the bottom draw via a dip tube is if you sit the keg in a bowl of ice for 20-30 minutes the bottom will be chilled ready to draw ;)
a more sophisticated take is a jockey box which is similar to a shelf chiller but without the compressor, again relying on manual water/ice exchange inside..

short term solutions while the keg fridge is sorted ;)
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

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