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Offline Roger

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Co2 regulator
« on: December 19, 2016, 12:58:19 PM »
So any sugestions on co2 regulators. I need to get one right away. I think I'll go to noble grape and get the 2 guage Tapright one. Does any have this one or have a suggestion for a better option?

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 01:35:45 PM »

I have nothing to offer...but I'm in need of one as well. I google taprite vs micromatic, but didn't really get anything solid.

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 01:43:45 PM »
I have the Tapright dual-body, nothing but good things to say about it.

It's well worth the extra cost, IMO... Especially when it comes to carbonating kegs.
Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour, teach him how to brew beer and he'll waste a lifetime.

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 03:49:17 PM »
I do not own one, but I've read very good reviews on the Taperite regulators.

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 04:00:26 PM »

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 05:44:14 PM »
Well I ended up going with the taprite one from noble. It doesn't have the zink bonnet but I only plan to use it for co2 so it should work just fine. What does the zink bonnet do anyways? Other than its got a higher raiting for other gases.

I couldn't wait anyways I've got a carboy all cold crashed and ready for kegging. This was my best option if I wanted to have beer for Christmas.
FYI dont buy cheap equipment! I bought mine a few years ago from everwood for around $60.00. A little after a year it started acting up... POS!

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 05:57:37 PM »
Well I ended up going with the taprite one from noble. It doesn't have the zink bonnet but I only plan to use it for co2 so it should work just fine. What does the zink bonnet do anyways? Other than its got a higher raiting for other gases.

I couldn't wait anyways I've got a carboy all cold crashed and ready for kegging. This was my best option if I wanted to have beer for Christmas.
FYI dont buy cheap equipment! I bought mine a few years ago from everwood for around $60.00. A little after a year it started acting up... POS!

From what I read that one was for commercial use but overkill for a home brew system. I only went with it because I happened to catch it on sale and had a gift card from OBK to use.

I couldn't agree more with the cheap gear. For anyone considering going to kegging, don't cheap out. I did and have been replacing parts ever since, not to mention the extra CO2 fills due to equipment failure. Buying quality gear will always save you in the long run, I wish I had when I made the move.

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 08:04:24 PM »
Yup I bought a cheap one as well, have not been happy with it.

thanks for all the input...and thanks Roger for the timely post :cheers:

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2016, 12:00:57 AM »
The taprite one works very nicely. I replaced it after supper, filled a keg and it's carbonating right now.
 I got so used to using my old crappy one not to mention it's the only one I've ever used. I didn't realize a regulator could work so smoothly...

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Re: Co2 regulator
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2016, 01:41:35 AM »
quality equipment is worth the extra cost  :cheers: