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Old 11-09-2011, 04:36 AM   #1
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I have a 3 tap keezer, and currently have one faucet devoted to a sanke tap. It's a real pain to pull it off the flared end and switch it it with a ball lock when I want to have all faucets pouring homebrew. I was wondering if I could place a quck disconnect near the keg on the beer line to make switching fast and easy. Does anyone think it would cause excessive foaming or other issues?

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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Do mean putting a tee in the beer line and adding a ball lock QD? I think that would work ok, as long as you don't have both kegs connected at the same time. I don't think the tee itself would cause foaming problems...

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Old 11-09-2011, 07:00 AM   #3
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not quite, there would be a QD at the end of the beer line, and a short line with a QD would run from the sanke tap to the beer line, then I'd have the same on a ball lock connection. something like this low quality mspaint drawing

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You could get another tail piece for your tap and then you could just swap out the whole line to go between sanke to corny.

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i suspect this will fix your problem.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/1-4-s...ail-piece.html

with this tailpiece on your sanke tap it will accept 1/4 inch flare, which im guessing is the same on your quick disconnects.

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I have a 3 tap keezer, and currently have one faucet devoted to a sanke tap. It's a real pain to pull it off the flared end and switch it it with a ball lock when I want to have all faucets pouring homebrew. I was wondering if I could place a quck disconnect near the keg on the beer line to make switching fast and easy. Does anyone think it would cause excessive foaming or other issues?
I have the same problem as I sometimes throw in a keg of guinness when I haven't had time to brew. I hate switching hoses around so I just ordered this:

http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?...oducts_id=1495

Should be here any day, then everything will have a ball lock.
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great, do either of you know if they will work with this type of tap?

http://www.amazon.com/Low-Profile-Sa.../dp/B000MPNJQ0

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That tap from the amazon link looks like it uses standard npt/barb fittings. Take one to the hardware store and get a npt/mfl adapter

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That tap from the amazon link looks like it uses standard npt/barb fittings. Take one to the hardware store and get a npt/mfl adapter
Yep, I agree, just 1 addition, for either solution the male flare side should be 1/4"
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thanks for all the info, this will definitely save me a headache and keep all taps flowing

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