So I am working on building my kegorator and I have a question about the air distributor. I want to be able to easily remove the connection to the air distributor and connect a disconnect in order to be able to bring the CO2 tank and a single keg to parties or family gatherings. The air distributors I am seeing have a barb attachment for the inlet, is there a way to easily replace that with a MLF fitting so that I can use a swivel nut on the hose for easy disconncecting?
What is everyone else doing when they take their system “on the road?”
They have the MFL for inlet, too. That’s what I got from our host. I just unscrew to take parts on the road. My whole set up is MFL except where liquid lines attach to the tail piece on the beer shank.
That is great in theory but I don’t want to buy an extra regulator and don’t have space for extra CO2 tanks. To be honest, I’m lucky I convinced the wife that we needed the one. With all the money that goes into my brewing habit, I’m not pushing my luck. So I will be going with the MLF connections and swivel nuts.
I was planning to buy most of the components from kegconnection, any idea if you can get distributors with an MLF connection on the inlet of their air distributors? It is pictured with MLF outlets that you can choose to upgrade to barb attachments but the inlet appears to only come with a barb. If that isn’t an option, is it possible to remove the barb and replace with MLF?
I was planning to buy most of the components from kegconnection, any idea if you can get distributors with an MLF connection on the inlet of their air distributors? It is pictured with MLF outlets that you can choose to upgrade to barb attachments but the inlet appears to only come with a barb. If that isn’t an option, is it possible to remove the barb and replace with MLF?[/quote]
The thread size on the distributor block are the same all around. So it should be no problem. Kegconnection should be able to set you up with what you want. Give them a call/email.
I suggest putting the MFL on your regulator output. That way you can just disconnect the air distributor hose and reconnect the single QD, both with FFL nuts inline, and you don’t need to modify the fitting on the distributor. Better yet, a splitter on the regulator output with a MFL ball valve on the distributor line will let you keep the extra QD always connected. When going portable, just shut the ball valve for that line and disconnect it.
I think morebeer sells inline gas QDs too, so you don’t have to unscrew anything.
The paintball tanks are really small, by the way, in case you wanted to go this direction. About the size of a 1L soda bottle, and they are only $20. You can use the same regulator too, if you don’t mind unscrewing the reg from the main CO2 bottle. Most people buy the extra reg out of convenience.