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Using co2 bottles in different locations?

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by Truman42, 16/6/19.

 

  1. Truman42

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    Posted 16/6/19
    hi guys what’s the best way to setup my co2 bottle and regulator so I can disconnect it from my kegerator and take it into the brewery to pressure transfer into a keg from the fermenter?

    Are those duotight fittings designed to connect and disconnect regularly?
     
  2. dkril

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    No. They can be disconnected, but it's not what they're designed for. Also, you'll get sick of fiddling about with the duotight fitting pretty quickly :mad:.




    Depends how you have your regulator setup. If you just have the standard length of gas line with a corny keg quick disconnect on the end, just buy a carbonation cap, and clamp it on the end of whatever plumbing you have arranged for your fermenter-->keg transfer setup.

    When your next brew is ready to keg, just pop the QD and take it into the shed to effect the transfer :drinkingbeer:.
     
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    My gas bottle line runs through a non return valve and then through the kegerator wall to a bank of four gas taps. So I want to be able to disconnect it at the non return valve or before it and take it to the shed to pressure transfer. So I need a means of disconnecting it easily.
     
  4. dkril

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    OK, so buy a bulkhead fitting. Disconnect the hose for your current setup completely at the regulator, remove the fitting from your regulator and insert the bulkhead fitting. Then attach a gas quick disconnect to the end of your existing keg setup, and another gas quick disconnect to your fermenter-->keg transfer setup.

    This is assuming you're using a KL/KK regulator -- other brands may have different fittings that require a different solution.
     
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    I got jack of moving it so just bought a second bottle. Handy to have a spare in case the keezer one blows
     

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