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Old 08-08-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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Can you split the beverage line off of one keg to have it feed two taps?

Would putting a splitter on the beverage line cause to much resistance and cause foaming?

Is there a better way to do this?

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Old 08-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Give us the reasoning to need to as well in case there's another solution. I would think you'd want a check valve each line right after the split

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Why on earth would you do this?


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We are adding a kegerator to our tailgating bus. We would like to have one tap inside and one tap outside. The inside tap will go out of a tower and the outside will go from inside the kegerator outside the collar and then out to the side of the bus.

We plan on running the beer line through a cooled conduit.

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We are adding a kegerator to our tailgating bus. We would like to have one tap inside and one tap outside. The inside tap will go out of a tower and the outside will go from inside the kegerator outside the collar and then out to the side of the bus.

We plan on running the beer line through a cooled conduit.
Ah, well you never mentioned it was a tailgating bus.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:46 PM   #6
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Before you go to all that work, just rig up a quick Tee and see if it makes too much foam....THEN run your lines to the exterior once you know it works.

The only issue with a Tee, or with any fitting inline, is it creates a restriction in the line. the restriction causes an increase in superficial velocity and a decrease in pressure, (venturi effect). The decrease in pressure can cause CO2 to crash out of solution. Best defense against this is to get an oversized barb. Got 3/16" beer lines? Use a 1/4" Tee at least, and heat the tubing so you can stretch it over the barb. A larger barb will have a larger ID, reducing the venturi effect.

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I want to see a picture of the tailgating bus!

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Or use two kegs.

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You could try something like this. The connections are made on the outside of the line so you wouldnt get any restrictions.

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check out this old sale thread of mine. They make a beer wye just for that purpose. I still have a few left and can send a couple just for the price of postage.

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edit: here they are new on micromatic http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...-FF-020AB.html

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