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Offline lizaambler

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Keg Setup
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:26:46 PM »
Hey all - I am getting more and more confused looking on the net for information on a keg setup. I already have a kegerator with a drip tray, one ball lock keg, a draft tower without tubing, and a CO2 tank. I figure I need a CO2 regulator, a liquid ball lock disconnect, a gas ball lock disconnect, and beverage tubing. I don't know what I need to attach to the beverage tubing to connect to the CO2 regulator OR to the draft tower. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Keg Setup
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
The gas line is what goes from the CO2 regulator to the gas in post of the keg. The liquid out post of the keg (via a QD) connects the beer line on one end, and the other end of the beer line goes up through the tower and connects to the faucet with a clamp.
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Re: Keg Setup
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 04:45:10 PM »
It's all done with hose barbs and clamps. Sometimes a flare swivel fitting plus hose barb is needed.

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Re: Keg Setup
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 01:48:36 PM »
Cool. I think I've almost got everything, although I'm going to invest in a double gauge regulator instead of the single one that came with the kegerator.

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Re: Keg Setup
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 10:15:21 PM »
Check the Draught Beer Quality Manual:

https://www.brewersassociation.org/educational-publications/draught-quality/

to determine the length of tubing you'll need (amongst other things).
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Re: Keg Setup
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017, 09:42:23 AM »
Wow! Exactly what I needed. Thanks ;)

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Re: Keg Setup
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 11:12:00 AM »
I would recommend starting with double the amount of beer line as recommended in the manual and adjust as needed.