We distribute the majority of our beer in Cornys and this is our current procedure...all the fitting on the gas/beer disconnects/line are John Guest push fit - not sure if you have them in the US, but they make life very, very easy!
- Clean kegs are pressurised to desired pressure - just below that of beer tank
From Right to Left ...
- Beer comes from tank, with beer already at desired CO2 level.
- Beer travels down 15mm tube (taken from python recirc).
- Beer split into 2 3/8 beer line pipes into beer dip tubes of 2 kegs
- Gas out of both kegs is then merged into 1 overflow keg beer dip tube
- Overflow keg has a PRV on the gas side (gauge is broken, but we have it set to just below that of the tank and leave it.
- When keg 1 or 2 overflows into the overflow keg, switch keg.
The PRV is probably the essential piece of kit here, plus the overflow keg allows us to get the kegs filled right to the tip of the gas dip tube.
I'm not positive on the official fill time, but it's about 2 kegs in 2-3 mins.
Hope it makes sense.
Jeff Rosenmeier (Rosie)
Chairman of the Beer
Lovibonds Brewery Ltd