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Michele Craft

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Hi all, referring back to these threads:

I think I have my shopping list built, with a few questions... MFL fittings on everything with EVA lines and duotight fittings. The only place I have to have a barb and hose clamp is at the tap shank and that's because I have the short shanks with the black pipe tower I'm making. Even if I cut the barn off, I still can't do a duotight fitting because with the inside nut and a nut I'm putting on the other side of the bushing, I don't have enough thread left on the shank. A worm clamp just there shouldn't be too bad.

I'm going to do 2 manifolds with 2 lines each (MAYBE 3 lines each in case I have a need for 3 with one pressure and 1 with another, or 2/2). I've got a dual body regulator in the shopping cart. The plan is to have ball locks on the line and put QDs on the keg coupler. I am concerned about the height of the coupler with the MFL to QD fittings added on, which leads me to one of my questions. I see D couplers in low profile which I might do, or at the very least get a 90" fitting for the beer line on the keg to cut down on some height there, but what about non D couplers? I don't see them in low profile at all.

Also - how do you pick what couplers to get? Just look at what each beer typically uses commercially and go from there? Thinking maybe 2 Ds an S and an A but really not sure how to decide and buying a full set up of all seems dumb.

Thanks in advance for any insite!
 

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Also - how do you pick what couplers to get? Just look at what each beer typically uses commercially and go from there? Thinking maybe 2 Ds an S and an A but really not sure how to decide and buying a full set up of all seems dumb.[...]
While home brewers might have a favorite Sanke keg/coupler type, which couplers to obtain by a "beer buyer" totally depends on the specific beers enjoyed by same. I won't cite which countries/breweries use which style couplers - that is easily found on the intertoobs - but that really drives what you'd want to have on hand. Definitely don't want to go random and buy one of every coupler type out there - do the basic research and buy what you actually want :)

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Michele Craft

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Yep, I used this link to look at the types of beers we drink and that's how I came up with the 2 D, an S and an A option to start. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something on that part so thanks for the confirmation!


If anyone else has any feedback or thinks "what the &^%$# are you doing that for??" please let me know LOL!
 
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