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Old 02-23-2013, 12:50 AM   #1
ObiDon
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Hey there good people of HBT!

I just loaded my kegerator up with a 50 liter keg of Früh and the German slider tap/coupler is just a wee bit too tall once connected to the keg and I end up with a severely kinked beer line.



I've considered cutting out a little hole in the ceiling of the kegerator to allow for a more gentle curve in the beer line. I've also looked online for a low profile slider coupler but have yet to find one.

So, help me out. How would you solve this problem?

Cheers,

Don

PS: The beer does pour even with the kink in the line. It's foamy, but I just brought the keg home so that's not very telling.



 
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for but I just saw this



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Old 02-23-2013, 01:08 AM   #3
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for but I just saw this

That's almost exactly what I need. It just needs to be for an "A" type coupler not the "D" type we use in the USA.

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #4
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Not sure if I've ever seen an A style, but also from beverage factory is this beer line elbow which should also solve your problem.

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:24 AM   #5
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...also from beverage factory is this beer line elbow which should also solve your problem.
That's it! Exactly what I need. :-) Thank you!



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Old 03-06-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for the idea of using the beer line elbow. It works perfectly!
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #7
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ObiDon

What is the fan in that picture connected to? Do you have flexible ducting connected to bring air from the bottom of your refrigerator, or does the fan just blow air around?

 
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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That fan just blows air around the inside of the kegerator. I threw it in after seeing the panel in the back ice up pretty good. I also noticed that there was almost a ten degree difference between the temps at the top and bottom of the keg. I haven't cooled the tower just yet. I'm getting pretty good pours now but may try the copper pipe into the tower trick when I get some time to muck with it.

Cheers!

 
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #9
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what is the keg sitting on? I found that the glass shelf that came with my keg fridge added 3-4 inches on top of the compressor hump in the back of the fridge. Took that out and replaced with a plywood floor allowed me to get keg in/out much more easily.

 
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #10
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The keg just sits on a very thin piece of steel, so removing it wouldn't quite do the trick. Good suggestion though!


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