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pixelkeg 07-30-2010 02:10 PM

Can someone make this? 2 liter or 3 liter bottle tap
 
Hi,

I've seen a few DIY posts about building a tap for a 2 or a 3 liter bottle.

Here are a couple of examples:
http://onebeer.net/homebrew/images/minitap.jpg
http://onebeer.net/minitap_howto.shtml
http://home.swbell.net/bufkin/cheap_3_liter_kegs.htm

I'd like to get one that has ball-lock connections, so I can easily hook it up to my 5lb co2 tank and the faucet.

Can anyone here build one of these for a reasonable price? I'm actually planning to use it with just carbonated water for now.

Alternatively, does anyone know where I can get a 1 gallon keg with ball-lock connections? I've read online that they exist, but can't find them anywhere.

Bobby_M 07-30-2010 02:22 PM

The requirement for a ball lock connector is the hardest part. I've seen people that found ways to adapt the threads to NPT somehow, but it's not an off the shelf part as far as I know.

pixelkeg 07-30-2010 02:44 PM

The only reason I want a ball-lock connector is because that's the only connection I have going to my co2 tank. I'm pretty sure I've seen them for sale at one of the online brewery shops, I'd have to look again.

Alternatively, I'm wondering if it's possible to modify a seltzer bottle to be hooked up to a CO2 tank direclty

Bobby_M 07-30-2010 03:33 PM

I think it's way easier to add a Tee on your CO2 reg to feed a tire fill chuck or just go to a hose barb or quick disconnect with hose barbs.

bad coffee 07-31-2010 01:49 AM

www.sodaclub.com

JuanMoore 07-31-2010 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M (Post 2189694)
The requirement for a ball lock connector is the hardest part. I've seen people that found ways to adapt the threads to NPT somehow, but it's not an off the shelf part as far as I know.

+1
Just use NPT. A few quick turns to remove from your ball lock QD and a few turns to thread on to the NPT.

jppostKW 07-31-2010 06:50 AM

if your co2 line has a flare fitting than just use a flare fitting on the T unscrew the line from the ball lock and install on the t

marzsit 07-31-2010 09:09 PM

i haven't seen any ball-lock posts that have npt threads, but several online vendors sell adapters that have npt threads on one end and ball-lock post threads on the other.

Photomask 08-02-2010 04:57 PM

1 Attachment(s)
I think you are talking about these:
NPT to Ball Lock adapters

As for small kegs... They do exist. I have three 5liter ball lock tanks and would not give them up without a fight. They are rare. The picture is some of the 10liter and 5 liter tanks I have.


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