I'm just on the finishing stretch with my new keezer and it's now time to plumb all the taps and kegs together.
Up until now i have simply had lines running from a reg to the gas disconnect and from the liquid to a beer gun. These were in the 5/16" OD John Guest line (3/16" ID, iirc).
All my gear is terminated with 1/4"MFL threads and so I need a heap of JG connectors to hook it all up.
Fittings for 5/16" OD are fairly hard to find in Australia outside of the usual brew shops - and there they are hideously expensive (ie $7 for $3 fittings).
1/4" OD John Guest fittings on the other hand are really cheap - they get used everywhere here for water filter systems etc. In fact I can just run up the road to my local water filter shop and its all there and nice and cheap.
So here comes my question... does anyone have any experience with the 1/4" OD line (which is 0.17" ID as compared to the 0.1875" ID of the standard 5/16" OD)? Obviously this is not a massive loss of diameter (0.4mm), but still equates to 15% of total cross-section area. I should also mention that I'm running Perlick 545's with flow control and intend having ~1m lines. Will the reduced diameter turn my taps into an old man with a prostate problem?
Does anyone have any experience with line of this size?
(for reference the JG lines are listed here