If you have been bottling your beer for as far as you can remember and you feel tired of doing the same thing, why not opt for kegging instead? Kegging is preferred by many home brewers today for its convenience and simplicity. Although not as portable compared to bottled beer, a keg system is still great especially if you are going to throw a party. In fact, it beats a six pack sampler for group drinking anytime.
A kegging system is made up of different components and these include the Carbon dioxide tank, regulator, Cornelius keg, different hoses, quick disconnects, tap, and a refrigerator. This system works by dispensing beer using pressure from the gas inside the Carbon dioxide tank. The beer is dispensed at 8 to 15 psi but you can adjust the pressure depending on your preferences.
You can buy a complete kegging setup from a home brewing supply store or you can build one for yourself. However, if you are still starting out, purchasing a complete setup can help you jumpstart your kegging system. The best thing about a kegging setup is that not only can you store your beer but it can also carbonate the beer during the storage by adjusting the pressure.
At Canuck Homebrew Supply, we have a wide variety of kegging setups that you may purchase. Our kegging setups come with all tubing and hardware needed. However, they do not come with Carbon dioxide tanks and the Cornelius keg so you will have to buy them separately.