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Old 01-29-2010, 12:23 AM   #131
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I'm thinking of going with this setup, but I'm having some difficulty thinking up a simple way of attaching my gas line to the blow off port to push the beer out when racking. I would really like to keep my gas lines they way they are (ball lock quick disconnects attached on the end).

I have the 2 keg basic kit from kegconnection. They use some sort of worm clamps that prevent them from being loosened.

Any ideas are welcome.

I see you have flare fittings for the gas QD's- all you need is a male flare fitting w/ a barbed end (about $2-3 at the LHBS), a small nylon flare washer, a length of tubing that fits over the post on Derrin's rig, and a couple small worm-drive hose clamps- 1 for the barb and one for clamping onto the blowoff post. That's what I've used.

A basic hose clamp will hold fine for the transfer- I use 3-5 psi and sometimes run a filter inline. it works great. I'd also recommend getting a hose and beer QD for the racking arm for a totally closed transfer system. I recently came into quite a bit of 1/4" silicone tubing, and don't even use the hose clamps anymore.

Did I mention I LOVE this thing?
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:10 AM   #132
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I see you have flare fittings for the gas QD's- all you need is a male flare fitting w/ a barbed end (about $2-3 at the LHBS), a small nylon flare washer, a length of tubing that fits over the post on Derrin's rig, and a couple small worm-drive hose clamps- 1 for the barb and one for clamping onto the blowoff post. That's what I've used.
Did I mention I LOVE this thing?
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:31 PM   #133
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Mind posting a picture?
Apparently I can't post attachments. Sorry.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:44 PM   #134
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Has anyone experimented with no-chill brewing on this setup? My two fittings are on the way, and was thinking about doing a no-chill batch to test it out.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:55 AM   #135
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Just ordered mine. I can't wait to test drive it
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:55 PM   #136
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Not as good as conical. What do y'all think?

 
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:05 PM   #137
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Although you think of me as a sad and pathetic misogynistic wife beating degenerate from your SWMBO thread, I have to agree with you. I prefer my conical over the keg but it's definitely a cheaper solution and still works well once you get it dialed in.


 
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:46 AM   #138
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Does anyone here have any experience using one of these with a guinness keg?

 
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:17 PM   #139
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You can connect the gas line using a 1/4" male flare fitting and 3/8" push-connect tube adapter (1/2" for the newer design). Just unhook and attach the existing MFL connector from your gas line.

If it helps, here is a parts diagram (click to enlarge) for my liquid/gas setup:

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Great setup. What retailer(s) did you purchase the parts from?

 
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:41 PM   #140
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Does anyone here have any experience using one of these with a guinness keg?
I used mine with my european sanke. it has the threaded inner neck, but was fine. the spear however did no want to come out.

now my question. I'm going to test drive this bad boy (and my new tun!) with a baltic porter tonight. with this nifty contraption came three gaskets, one is obvious. the other two I'm assuming are for the racking cane fitting. beyond that I have no idea about the placement of those two little guys. any help?
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