Originally Posted by hoplobster
To sort of combine these questions... I assume the air distributer would be what I want and if a keg is conditioning naturally, could I just blast it with ~5 psi of co2 and then close the valve until it's ready to serve? If neither of these items are what I need, what should I be looking for instead?
After filling and priming your keg, hit it with a high pressure shot of Co2 (I use 30psi) just to seat the lid. It doesn't take much gas to do this, since there is so little headspace and liquid won't compress. After that, there is no need to apply gas until you're ready to serve.
Yeah, you'll want some kind of manifold or splitter to distribute your gas to each keg. It can be as simple as tee-fittings, but most of us prefer a manifold or splitter with individual shut-off valves for each feed. One-way check valves are good to have as well, which are built into some valves and also available separately.