Recently got into kegging and have been reading up on the subject. It seems check valves are highly recommended and it makes sense why especially if using a splitter/manifold. I have a double co2 regulator and a 3-way manifold connected to one of the outputs. Both outputs on the regulator have ball check valves and Midwest tells me that the manifold itself has a check valve on each shut off.
When I was searching on the subject some people recommend using another check valve (a common choice 64048
) between the manifold and each keg. Is the extra check valve really necessary? I know it doesn't cost much but I would prefer not cut the lines and put it in if I don't need to.
Just wondering if some people had experience with the a manifold with ball check valves and how well they work. Mine specifically is the three way brew logic from Midwest, but other experiences would be nice as well.