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Old 04-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Flow Restrictor, Have you tried?

I bought this device: http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...-802991KS.html from micromatic. I assumed it would be an easy way to balance my line on the fly by varying the pressure to the tap. I hooked it up and ... no flow.

Has anybody else tried this device with success?

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Update:
I took the whole thing apart and put it back together and can now get flow through it. I am not sure what the deal was with it, maybe the o-ring was covering the outlet holes.

The design is super simple: the high pressure side flows into a chamber between two conical ends. By screwing the top and bottom together, the chamber becomes smaller and thus the pressure drop increases.

I haven't tried it yet in my keggerator to see how well it does at balancing.

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Old 10-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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Curious to know what happened, did you get this installed? Would you recommend it. more details desired =)

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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Well, I eventually gave up balancing this way. I ended up using methods available online to calculate the necessary CO2 pressure.

I think you would only need the line-balancing tool, if you needed two significantly different pressures for two beers fed from the same CO2 cylinder.

I believe that balancing is very important, but it is better to calculate the required pressure rather than use something like this which would require a trial-and-error approach to get the right pressure.

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