I’ve got a 4-outlet manifold w/safety release. you’re definitely going to want a manifold and real taps before long, so don’t waste you money on anymore picnic. FWIW, SantaDude found the best prices for SS Perlick taps and SS shanks at the beveragefactory.com.
My 4 kegs are under pressure now. I’m hoping to get my taps hooked up this week, but now I’m using my picnic tap to dispense the one keg that is ready. Two of my others are lagers and are lagering now under pressure but won’t be ready until the end of next month. My third is The Innkeeper and it should be ready by the weekend…which should be when the one that is drinkable now empties.
I will look into the taps and shanks, thanks!
With a manifold, you carbonate all the kegs at the same level, right? Would a splitter accomplish the same thing (or multiple Y’s).
Could I also reuse the tubing and cut or remove the picnic tap?
Thanks all for the advice! I pulled the trigger on the set up yesterday and am excited to get my beer into kegs![/quote]
see this thread I started a few days ago for answers/comments regarding carbing all beers to the same level: