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Old 06-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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So i'm looking for a way to charge my kegs with a paintball tank for serving only. I don't want to carbonate them. Bascially i want to do exactly what this does on a larger scale.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/s...2-charger.html

I plan to have the paintball tank in my kegerator and I just want the button that releases the co2 outside of the keg. I already have the necessary line and adapters to run to the tank and to the Keg.

My question is, what kind of button can I run mid line that i could use to release the co2. Pnematic perhaps? Does anyone have any idea where i could find something like this or even what i should be looking for ?

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Does the button on that push it through, or does it blow it off ?

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You will need a pressure regulator even for serving. You need to keep a constant, controlled pressure on the kegs or you will have a foam monster on your hands.

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rebel brewer makes an adapter so you can just screw the paintball tank into your normal regulator.

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...-Coupling.html

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You will need a pressure regulator even for serving. You need to keep a constant, controlled pressure on the kegs or you will have a foam monster on your hands.

Bob
Also, that device is really intended to push all the beer out of a corny keg in a relatively short time or you will start having carbonation issues as Bob mentioned as there is no pressure regulation.
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You will need a pressure regulator even for serving. You need to keep a constant, controlled pressure on the kegs or you will have a foam monster on your hands.

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So why does giving it a squirt of air with that small device work and not create foam, because it is at a lower pressure because the tank is so small? I don't want constant pressure, i'm just looking to give it a punch of c02 when the pressure is so low that it will not longer serve.
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rebel brewer makes an adapter so you can just screw the paintball tank into your normal regulator.

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...-Coupling.html
This was my plan B but i was hoping to find away around using a regulator. I just don't see why one controlled squirt of C02 wouldn't be enough to only serve. Unless its impossible to get that small of a squirt out of a paintball tank without a regulator. If I end up using a regulator than obviously i would not need a button.
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Also to clarify, this is for an outdoor kegorator i've built. The intended use will be to drink the entire keg at once so keeping it carbonated with the CO2 will not be a concern.

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Any Co2 Experts out there ?

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