Cost of kegging

Help Support The HomeBrew Forum:

Joined
Oct 10, 2019
Messages
971
Reaction score
338
I've realised pb,s are not suitable for my style
So I need 2 corny kegs and what ever it is to use them what am I looking at price wise 200 I'm guessing???
 

chillipickle

Landlord.
Joined
May 19, 2020
Messages
1,026
Reaction score
1,102
Location
berkshire

It is worth the few extra to get stainless steel taps over chrome plated.
 

BrewMeHappy

Beer today, gone tomorrow
Joined
Apr 23, 2020
Messages
348
Reaction score
189
I've just got a one keg starter system from Brew Keg Tap for about £160 delivered. I think they do a two keg kit also on their website and, if not, give them a ring and I'm sure that they will do something for you. £200ish is about right though. In addition there is the C02 which you will need.
 

the baron

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 13, 2013
Messages
4,377
Reaction score
2,881
Location
castleford
No the gas should be no more than £65 or even less depending on your area. Some gas suppliers ask a deposit some not the actual gas is approx £20 up or down slightly so depending on supplier it could be as cheap as just the gas or a deposit for the bottle plus the gas. There are some that do a rental scheme but that usually works out dearer as a bottle of 6.35Kg will last quite a while. Post gas suppliers in your area and a member near you will give you the best suppliers
 

chillipickle

Landlord.
Joined
May 19, 2020
Messages
1,026
Reaction score
1,102
Location
berkshire
About £300, depending on the cost of gas.I paid £60 deposit on the botttle and about 20ish for the refill if i remember right, 6.35kg.And it seems to last very very well.
Belive me worth every penny.

The 2 keg kit from bkt is really good, the grade A kegs look like new when they arrive.

Edit:- these are nation wide i belive.
 

Bill_g

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 19, 2017
Messages
138
Reaction score
85
Location
NULL
I can vouch for the new AEB kegs from BrewUk, they are very high quality and currently their 2 keg starter kit is just under £260. The only thing I'd say is beware of the gas regulator in these starter kits. I do use one but I found these cheap regulators can't accurately regulate the lower pressures needed not to end up dispensing foam. I use a secondary regulator & there are details of this elsewhere on this forum.
I personally decided that buying pre-used 'refurbished' kegs was false economy after reading a lot of stories about gas leakages.But it's a choice to make. I've found it pays to replace the large top O ring periodically & use keg lube as even a tiny gas leak will prove expensive in CO2.
 

Moe

Regular.
Joined
Jun 11, 2020
Messages
343
Reaction score
250
I can second the quality of the kegs from brew keg tap.

I have the refurbished ones and they are great. They come with new seals and a couple of spares too.
I also purchased a complete “corny spares seal kit” from Amazon so that I have a complete set of spares just in case. Touch wood- I’ve not had to use those yet though.
 

Drunkula

Landlord.
Joined
Nov 30, 2017
Messages
2,618
Reaction score
2,319
If you're tight fisted and willing to source stuff yourself :
£20 gas
£65 for the keg with disconnects
£15 to £20 for a welding co2 regulator
£10 for some picnic taps and 3/16"
£6.50 for an inline flow controller

That's £116 if you're wily, then about 50 quid per extra keg.
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2019
Messages
971
Reaction score
338
If you're tight fisted and willing to source stuff yourself :
£20 gas
£65 for the keg with disconnects
£15 to £20 for a welding co2 regulator
£10 for some picnic taps and 3/16"
£6.50 for an inline flow controller

That's £116 if you're wily, then about 50 quid per extra keg.
I like the sound of this
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2015
Messages
8,445
Reaction score
5,241
The brewkegtap 2 keg deal for £200 is a good deal. I pay £24 for the big gas bottles, no deposit. You will also need a fridge to house them.
 

Knuckles

Active Member
Joined
May 25, 2021
Messages
39
Reaction score
11
Location
Barrow-in-Furness
Hi, is anyone using a 60/40 gas mix? If so do you need a special regulator or will a normal Co2 regulator do?
And does anyone know of anywhere in or near south Cumbria where I can buy a 6kg bottle?
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2019
Messages
971
Reaction score
338
As da
Hi, is anyone using a 60/40 gas mix? If so do you need a special regulator or will a normal Co2 regulator do?
And does anyone know of anywhere in or near south Cumbria where I can buy a 6kg bottle?
I think it's just co2 for cornys and mix for pub kegs
 

the baron

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 13, 2013
Messages
4,377
Reaction score
2,881
Location
castleford
I am no expert but I am sure you need a higher pressure style of regulator as nitrogen which is in the mix is at a higher pressure.
I am sure that somebody will add to this and give you the exact correct info
 
Joined
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
5,673
Reaction score
5,701
Location
on the island
I started with the one keg kit from bkt quality stuff, gas £35 deposit 15 for gas, one week later i bought a second keg and a larder fridge i am about to order another keg so be warned they are like rabbits :laugh8: at the moment i am using party taps the fridge is brand new so no hole drilling yet, all i can say is all my pb's are in the shed doing nothing, if you do go to kegs you will not regret it acheers.
 

Thatscold

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2020
Messages
153
Reaction score
66
Hi, is anyone using a 60/40 gas mix? If so do you need a special regulator or will a normal Co2 regulator do?
And does anyone know of anywhere in or near south Cumbria where I can buy a 6kg bottle?
Different regulator for 60/40 gas mix. Fine to use with Corny kegs.
 
Joined
Aug 24, 2015
Messages
216
Reaction score
149
Location
NULL
Hi, is anyone using a 60/40 gas mix? If so do you need a special regulator or will a normal Co2 regulator do?
And does anyone know of anywhere in or near south Cumbria where I can buy a 6kg bottle?
It is a different connection for the mixed gas, CO2 is fine for most cases, I have a bottle of CO2 and a bottle of mixed gas and have only ever used the mixed for a stout
 

RoomWithABrew

Landlord.
Joined
Apr 19, 2021
Messages
869
Reaction score
529
Location
Paremata New Zealand
Hi, is anyone using a 60/40 gas mix? If so do you need a special regulator or will a normal Co2 regulator do?
And does anyone know of anywhere in or near south Cumbria where I can buy a 6kg bottle?
Kegland mark IV reg happy with a Beer gas mix. But you need someone who is putting beer gas in a normal CO2 cylinder for this. I'm not sure if beer gas comes in these normally , I think it's in a nitrogen type cylinder and that needs a different stem on the regulator or a different regulator.
 

Latest posts

Top