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Old 12-23-2013, 01:35 AM   #11
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Did you use a john guest connector from gas line to regulator? I use them on my liquid side, never thought using 1/4 line and push connectors on my gas side. Would clean things up and make more room



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Old 12-23-2013, 01:37 AM   #12
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Wow, nice looking keezer! Is your fan on a piece of PVC pipe or something?
Sure is. That's a 2' piece of Class 200 PVC, 5" diameter. It's held 3-5" off the keezer floor by simply squeezing it between the adjacent kegs. I also have a rheostat for speed control on it, and it gets power from USB cord plugged into a knockoff iPhone charging cube. There's a standard power strip mounted to the back of the collar, where everything plugs into (including the controller). This allows for a one-button kill switch, in case I want to open the lid for extended periods (put kegs in) or wheel it around a bit (5' cord).

The stuff you normally see in the hardware store is smaller and Schedule 40, which can sustain quite a bit more pressure and is more expensive. Doesn't really matter though, since there's no pressurized water running through it.


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Did you use a john guest connector from gas line to regulator? I use them on my liquid side, never thought using 1/4 line and push connectors on my gas side. Would clean things up and make more room
Yep, sure did. Every connection in this keezer is MFL with FFL John Guest fittings.

Gas side:
Primary reg output is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Secondary regs input is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Secondary regs output is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Gas QD is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.

Beer side:
Liquid QD is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Beer shank is... who knows? 5/8" BSSP John Guest screws on.

On the gas side of the house, you need to add a reducer stem in order to use 1/4" OD tubing. You can skip the reducer stem if you use 5/16" or 3/8" tubing, but then you lose some line flexibility due to thicker walls.

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Yep, sure did. Every connection in this keezer is MFL with FFL John Guest fittings.

Gas side:
Primary reg output is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Secondary regs input is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Secondary regs output is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Gas QD is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.

Beer side:
Liquid QD is 1/4" MFL. 1/4" FFL John Guest screws on.
Beer shank is... who knows? 5/8" BSSP John Guest screws on.

On the gas side of the house, you need to add a reducer stem in order to use 1/4" OD tubing. You can skip the reducer stem if you use 5/16", 3/8" or 1/2" tubing, but then you lose some line flexibility due to thicker walls.
Thanks, might have to swap out my 1/2 gas lines soon. Why the stem if you use 1/4 push connects with 1/4 line?
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Thanks, might have to swap out my 1/2 gas lines soon. Why the stem if you use 1/4 push connects with 1/4 line?
Check out their catalog:

http://www.johnguest.com/Home/literature-downloads/US-Literature/US_FluidCat.aspx

Jump to page 10. At the top center of the page, look at Female Flare Connector (FFL Thread) section. Notice that 1/4" FFL fittings are only made for tubing with OD of 5/16" or 3/8".

So I use the 5/16" OD fitting (PM4508F4S) with a reducer stem (PI061008S) to get down to the 1/4" OD tubing size. The shank connector is directly below it in the catalog (PI451015FS).

Like I said before, you can skip the reducer if you use 5/16" OD or 3/8" OD tubing, but then you lose most of the flexibility and ease of tucking extra line between kegs.

Note, for comparison purposes, the OD of that BevLex is closer to 9/16". That's quite a difference.
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I like those tap handles, what kind are they?

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I like those tap handles, what kind are they?
White Labs yeast vials. With CNC machine adapters I found for sale on this site ($1.25 ea?).

Well, kinda. I don't buy a lot of liquid yeast, and when I do, it's usually Wyeast since it's $1.50 cheaper at my LHBS.

I bought the same thing White Labs uses, 2L soda bottle preforms ("baby soda bottles", "giant test tubes"). Got 5 dozen from Steve Spangler science:

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/baby-soda-bottles-giant-test-tubes.html

Note that the caps I received didn't work well because they had a ridge in them like Pepsi caps in my area. I had to scrounge up My Coke Rewards from a recycling bin because they didn't have that ridge.
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Looks great! Just curious, but what do you use for temperature control?

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Nice selection of brews you got there! Curious how you fastened the tap handles.



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