October 2, 2011 11:43 AM Subscribe
For homebrewing, is a kegging system enough of a convenience to justify the extra cost?
posted by y6y6y6 to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I brewed lots of beer about 25 years ago. I'd like to get back into it. One of the things I remember hating about homebrewing was bottling. I would like to avoid it all together this time around, but I'm wondering if people who have done it both ways feel it's worth the extra cost.
Also, what exactly are the cons with kegging vs bottling? How do I get refills on the CO2, and how often does that need to be done? If I don't refrigerate the keg for serving, what happens? Any complications I may not have thought of?