First dual keg set up

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    I've been brewing and bottling for about 4 years and want to move to kegging.
    I'm looking to convert a fridge into a kegerator and eventually have a two tap (or faucet for my US brothers!) tower.
    I've seen regulators with two gas outputs to run of one gas cylinder - but these are proving difficult to source.
    Does this mean I would need two gas cylinders with two regulators if I can't source this item?
    (I' d have thought this would be a common problem for those using more than one keg at a time)

    Also, I've got a soda stream gas cylinder. Would this be sufficient to run two kegs from? Or would I be better going for one SS cylinder for each? Or are SS cylinders simply not recommended?

    Thanks for your help!!
     
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    This is like what I use for my 6 tap system. You only need one tank and one regulator.

    2 Way CO2 Manifold with Integrated Check Valves and MFL Fittings Bundle by Kegconnection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NWA7P3A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Gs.kAb2GRT0R8

    My cylinder is aluminum. Check with Your CO2 supplier. My supplier charges the same amount to fill a tank, whether it’s a 5 lb tank or a 20 lb tank.
     
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    My regulator is dual.

    Taprite T752HP Two Product Dual Pressure Kegerator CO2 Regulator https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060NOX40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_tz.kAbHA9MN6F

    One side is set to 30 lbs, and the other is set to 10 lbs. the manifold on the left is connected to the 30 lb line. The other two manifolds are plumbed together and connected to the 10 lb line.
     

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    I guess this would do the job: http://www.angelhomebrew.co.uk/en/kegging/209-2-way-gas-splitter-manifold.html
    and is much cheaper :)

    Am I right in thinking the pressure would need to be the same for both?
     
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    The beauty of a dual regulator is the flexibility. One leg can serve a manifold, but all lines from the manifold will be the same pressure. The second leg can serve a second beer requiring different pressure as well as be used for other tasks like: using a beer gun to transfer from a keg to bottles, or just to layer the bottom of a carboy or keg with CO2 for oxidizing protection prior to racking.
     
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    I purchased my dual regulator from Northern Brewer. A bit pricey at $150 US. However, Northern Brewer sent me a second regulator at no cost to me as the first one was "drifting" with its pressures. The beauty... they told me to keep the original one. So now I have a backup regulator if needed.
     
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    Yes, that manifold is what you need.

    There are brewers who have a regulator for each keg, for beers of different styles that require different levels of carbonation. For me, that’s overkill (and pricier than I care for). I use one setting that splits six ways. Nobody is judging my beer.
     
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