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Old 06-30-2014, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default where can I get a cheap manifold?

i'v built my keezer and it works great so far. I have 5 corny kegs and 3 regs. (also a pop water bottle fill station)

anyone know where I can get a 5 way manifold and a 3 way manifold? i'v been looking and there all like $50 plus http://www.kegconnection.com/air-dis...-check-valves/ and I would still need a 3 way

I was thinking about getting this http://www.kegconnection.com/air-dis...-check-valves/ and cutting it after the first 2 and refitting.

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:03 AM   #2
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I tried building one to do it on the cheap....learn from my mistake and just spend the money and get it from any of the brew shops.

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Decent prices:

http://www.ritebrew.com/category-s/1911.htm


Edit: Hmmm... seems they recently upped their prices. Still a bit cheaper.

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this whole time I've been trying to figure out why exactly you would need a check valve. the only reason i can come up with is, if you carbonate with a high pressure then you serve, but this should never happen. I will just do a slow force carb and I should never get beer in my gas lines even without a check valve.

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this whole time I've been trying to figure out why exactly you would need a check valve. the only reason i can come up with is, if you carbonate with a high pressure then you serve, but this should never happen. I will just do a slow force carb and I should never get beer in my gas lines even without a check valve.
No, you should never get beer in your gas lines, but it can happen, so a check valve is cheap insurance against having a witbier flow into your irish red and into your regulator.
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Also, if your tank runs out, any kegs connected without check valves could de-gas until pressure equalizes and beer completely goes flat. At least that's what I was told.

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No, you should never get beer in your gas lines, but it can happen, so a check valve is cheap insurance against having a witbier flow into your irish red and into your regulator.
if the check valves were "cheap" i would do it. but $60 for them is not cheap for me.

good call on the tank. I'll keep an eye out for that to
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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

Your CO2 regulator, manifold, and lines all serve a pretty important function. What's cheap now might end up costing you time and convenience if you have to make an unexpected CO2 refill run.

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Buy once, cry once, as they say.

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haha, nice quotes.

I saw some beer in my gas line after hooking up a keg, not gonna chance it...

also got some Bev-Seal Ultra Tubing since I could taste a little of the tubing. I was thinking 10 feet per line would be plenty, is this correct?

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