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Old 09-23-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default Hooking up multiple kegs, 1 CO2 tank

Anyone have a pic of their setup so I can see what this looks like? I just order 4 kegs, I'll be picking up the tank in a week, then I need to figure out the hook ups in about 2 or 3 weeks, when beers will actually be about ready to drink.


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Old 09-23-2007, 02:20 AM   #2
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this is what I am going with


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Old 09-23-2007, 05:06 AM   #3
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So all the beer's will be under the same pressure, correct? Would you need seperate tanks to have seperate carbonation pressures?
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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just more regulators
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I am also setting up a keg system and after much thought I went with a dual regulator setup. I figured it would allow the flexibility to fun 2 different carbonation rates, I have a feeling if I didn't I would want it in the future, and I can still add a manifold on either regulator to feed multiple tanks in the future. I will be running two tanks at first directly off the regulators and as I can get additional faucets/tanks I can add a manifold as needed.
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this is what I am going with
I have the 4 valve version. You only need one regulator and it will deliver constant pressure to all kegs. You have the option of turning off unused heads if you have empty kegs.

If you go with a dual regulator, you'll need two distributors (if you intend on multiple kegs per pressure setting).

I personally use the 4-head version with a single valve regulator. I've yet to find the need for multiple pressure settings, but to each their own. I like a heavy carbonation, so I keep all kegs set at about 15-20 psi.
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Here's a pic of a 6-way manifold I made for the_bird. It's dual pressure so he can run differing serving pressures and/or use one tank of beer gas and one tank of CO2. Three ports are interconnected on one end, and 5 ports are interconnected at the other end.



If you only want to run two kegs at the same pressure, the easiest setup is to simply tee the CO2 line with one of these:

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A more complicated setup with dual secondary regulators and three pressures available.

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I actually carbonate 6 kegs at a time in my chest freezer using one stainless T and two stainless crosses. Just make sure you have a check valve inline to the regulator and they when you fill your kegs, you don't fill over the gas in tube.
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OK ok, here's where I"m getting confused. I thought a dual regulator just showed how much pressure was in the keg and how much pressure was in the tank, instead of just in the keg with a single regulator. Am I wrong here?

EDIT: and Cheese, I agree, I don't really see a need for multiple pressures. I guess if I can run multiple kegs off a single regulator then that's what I'll do. Need to have a few bucks left over for a fridge



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