Closed transfer Kegging with 1/2 inch hose to corny ball lock

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Alexholsch

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Hey guys, so im trying to do a closed pressurized transfer from mi uni-tank to my Cornelius ball lock keg. This is the first time I try this, the problem is that my brewery hoses are 1/2 inch and my tri clamp to barb fitting that connects my hose to the tanks dump butterfly valve is also 1/2 inch and the corny ball lock adapter barb is wayyyyy smaller. This makes it so I cannot connect my 1/2 hose to my corny keg, im thinking there is probably double male barbed fittings that can connect a 1/2 inch hose to a smaller hose. The other option I've thought about is buying a TC to barb fitting that is the same size as the corny ball lock conector fitting. Anyhow in both of these solutions I end up transferring thru a tiny diameter hose which will take longer than thru my 1/2 inch hoses. Don't know if any of this makes sense.
 

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There are 1-1/2" TC to MFL fittings out there (Brewers Hardware) as well as 1-1/2" TC to corny post base fittings (same). I have a couple of those that I put liquid ball lock posts on for transferring out of conical. I send the beer to a keg first, then to the Tapcooler to fill up cans. Works really well AND you can use existing beer lines (with beer nuts fitted on them) easily.
 

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What size is the barb?

I had this issue with a long beer run (50' to garage) and 3/8" ID beer line but a 1/4" barb on my shank. I cut a 1" long piece of 1/4" ID line to fit over the barb, and the 3/8" ID hose fit perfectly over the 1/4" hose, secured with a hose clamp.

1/4" line should have an OD of 3/8", and 3/8" line should have an OD of 7/16" or 1/2".
 

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I used one of the 1-1/2" TC to corny keg post fittings, with the liquid post on it, to package a batch from my CF10 yesterday. Works great and having the keg post means when you remove the line, you won't have leaks (barring user error).

One thing I do is put the only picnic tap setup I have on the fitting once connected, to remove any air from the set before I then put the jumper to my cleaned/sanitized/purged keg. Fill that up then switch over to the Tapcooler to fill up cans.

I'm using 3/16" beer line for filling the keg and cans.
 

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Agreed, for cleaning 'n' stuff one should have at least one of each post handy and a way to hook them up to tubing.
Same goes for QDs...

Cheers!
 

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