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Thread: VERY Slow Transfer from Brite Tank to Kegs

  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by claponsie View Post
    Right, but you could just buy the FOB and put it on a keg coupler, couldn't you?
    Sure, not sure how much the FOB, 2 ball valves would cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    While we're on this topic - what does the 100$ GW Kent connector get a guy that a 40$ standard sanke connector with a 4$ 1/2" tailpiece doesn't??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosley View Post
    The whole point of the GW fillet is the FOB, what it does is limit the flow of air out of the keg which in turn limits the flow of be into the keg reducing foaming. The nicest part is that when the keg is full of pushes into the FOB and pushes the ball up and shuts off. This is nice because you can do other items around the brewery and not have to wait for it.

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    You're right, but the sanke coupler with the FOB is 250$, not 100$!!! It's just the sanke coupler alone that is 100$. The FOB alone can be had for 149$. (http://www.gwkent.com/proline-ii-keg-filler-fob.html). Is there something magical, other than it being stainless, about this:

    http://www.gwkent.com/stainless-stee...ling-head.html

    Larger bore for higher flow?? Does it give backrubs?? Or is this just the GW Kent discount in action???

    This one is all stainless too:

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/sankey...-all-stainless

    and it's 49$.

    -J.

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    The GWKent filler gets you the stainless micromatic coupler, 2 beer thread ball valves (NOT PICTURED on their website), 2 beer nuts, and two 1/2" tailpieces. The rest of the cost that doesn't add up is the 2 ball valves that aren't pictured.

    Just a word of warning on these too - we have purchased a half dozen of them and sent 3 back because the threads were completely galled an unusable. Might be better off purchasing separate and assembling yourself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BemidjiBrewing View Post
    The GWKent filler gets you the stainless micromatic coupler, 2 beer thread ball valves (NOT PICTURED on their website), 2 beer nuts, and two 1/2" tailpieces. The rest of the cost that doesn't add up is the 2 ball valves that aren't pictured.

    Just a word of warning on these too - we have purchased a half dozen of them and sent 3 back because the threads were completely galled an unusable. Might be better off purchasing separate and assembling yourself...

    Cheers,
    Tom
    Oh!! Well, that explains it. Where do the ball valves live - between the sanke adapter and the FOB, or after the FOB??

    GW has cool stuff, but I really wish their website (and their pricing) was a bit better.

    -J.

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    Good question on the product that contains the FOB - I was referring to this product: http://www.gwkent.com/stainless-stee...ling-head.html that is just a manual filling coupler, sans FOB. The product photo looks like a plain SS coupler with some tailpieces but it actually ships with 2 ball valves as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BemidjiBrewing View Post
    Good question on the product that contains the FOB - I was referring to this product: http://www.gwkent.com/stainless-stee...ling-head.html that is just a manual filling coupler, sans FOB. The product photo looks like a plain SS coupler with some tailpieces but it actually ships with 2 ball valves as well.
    and the ball valves are supposed to go between the tailpieces and the sanke connector??

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    Correct - Ball valve on both the beer inlet (vertical connection) and gas outlet (~45° connection). That way you have flow control going into the keg, which normally is wide open or completely closed, and flow control of the pressure being vented out of the keg as the beer displaces it. The tailpiece on the gas side allows you to run a blowoff hose to a bucket of sani so a full keg blows foam/beer to the bucket rather than your pants

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    The threaded inlet at the end of the FOB allows you to screw a T saddle valve for additional control on the rate of gas release. We have not found that we need it, but it's there right?

    So far it has worked exactly as designed and have had no issues. Keep sufficient head pressure on your brite tank and you're filling kegs in 4-5 minutes consistently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    No, I mean there's female threads just past the sight glass on the FOB thingy - Ill try and shoot a pic.

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    Ya - I've done some kegging with it over the past couple weeks and I really like it. I'd like it a lot more if it was $60USD instead of 129, but whatever, ya can't take it with ya.....

    Has anyone ever connected kegs serially, or daisy chain them, when filling?? I know that one can use a manifold, but then you'd have to have an FOB for every keg.

    -J.

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    Did you ever get this fixed / solved?

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