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Old 07-06-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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I got a question about my kegerator...I got a kegerator that i made. I got a D system sankey on it right now that dispenses miller lite...i know dont flame. Well i came to realization that miller lite sucks compared to homebrew. I can get 4 corneys for 46 bucks near my house. I have a 5# co2 tank. Can i get another faucet and shank and have 2 taps and hook both taps to 2 different corneys and have 2 beers comming out? Is that how everyone does it. I think i can fit 4 corneys in my fridge. So as long as i brew i will have beer forever and its my good beer homebrew. Right? Now what would i need other than another faucet and shank. I know the connectors for the corneys but can i just split my line of CO2 and have 2 lines running to 2 dif corneys and then have 2 beer lines running to each faucet? Right...

So in turn all i would need is:

A faucet - 15.95
A shank - 16.30
4 corneys - 46.00
connectors for corneys - 10.00?
hose 1/4 ID - 4.00 Homedepot


Then i would drill another hole in the fridge hook up another tap system. run the hoses from the 2 tap systems to the cornies and run 2 air lines to each corney right?

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Old 07-06-2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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I don't know what kind of kegerator you have, but I converted a Sanyo kegerator in to a 2 tap system. I can fit one 5 gallon commerical keg in there with 2 corny kegs. So you can have 2 on tap and one carbonating (or lagering) or just sitting ready to be drank.

Check out my page that details the tower conversion:

http://bruuhk2.blogspot.com/


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Old 07-06-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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I don't know what kind of kegerator you have, but I converted a Sanyo kegerator in to a 2 tap system. I can fit one 5 gallon commerical keg in there with 2 corny kegs. So you can have 2 on tap and one carbonating (or lagering) or just sitting ready to be drank.

Check out my page that details the tower conversion:

http://bruuhk2.blogspot.com/
I actually have a built fridge kegerator. So i actually have a full fridge for beers/corneys

I can fit 4 corneys in the fridge so i can have 2 lagering or carbing and 2 on tap right?
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Sounds like a pretty good setup. The only thing I would change is the 1/4ID beer line. I would use 3/16 as this reduced the pressure a lot more per foot than 1/4in. Ideally You want the pressure reduced to around 1or2 psi when it comes from the faucet. 1/4ID is normally used for longer runs > 10'. Do A search on beer line size on google and you should come up with the equation to tell you how much line to use. Go 3/6ID line and you should be a lot happier. GOOD LUCK and HAPPY BREWING.
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I would recommend getting a gas manifold with shutoff & check valves for each line. It isn't too much more expensive than buying multiple 2-way splitters, but has lots more places that can leak.

If you have a cornie that is still fermenting, it can push foam & brew up into the CO2 regulator and even co-mingle your beers.
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I would recommend getting a gas manifold with shutoff & check valves for each line. It isn't too much more expensive than buying multiple 2-way splitters, but has lots more places that can leak.

If you have a cornie that is still fermenting, it can push foam & brew up into the CO2 regulator and even co-mingle your beers.
Where do i get a gas manifold with a shutoff and check valve. Is there a site you can direct me to, and a product?

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Where do i get a gas manifold with a shutoff and check valve. Is there a site you can direct me to, and a product?

Eric
You can get them on ebay, northernbrewer.com, and beveragefactory.com

A note of caution: many of the pre-assembled manifolds don't have check valves for each outlet, usually just one at the input to the manifold. It may not matter, but some people like to be safe.
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You can get them on ebay, northernbrewer.com, and beveragefactory.com

A note of caution: many of the pre-assembled manifolds don't have check valves for each outlet, usually just one at the input to the manifold. It may not matter, but some people like to be safe.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Dual-Gauge-Co2-R...QQcmdZViewItem

is that what you are talking about?
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At the top of the page, http://www.northernbrewer.com/gas-handling.html

Also, there is a picture of my old 4-way setup in my gallery. As you can see, mine was built up from nipples and T-fittings. More leaks, but when I decided to put in secondary regulators, I was able to split the manifold.
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At the top of the page, http://www.northernbrewer.com/gas-handling.html

Also, there is a picture of my old 4-way setup in my gallery. As you can see, mine was built up from nipples and T-fittings. More leaks, but when I decided to put in secondary regulators, I was able to split the manifold.
Thanks for the help.

Now my question, i just hook that up to the CO2 tank? and then put the air to the 3 corneys if i want 3 taps?

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