http://www.gwkent.com/proline-ii-keg-filler-fob.html). Is there something magical, other than it being stainless, about this:
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:
and it's 49$.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
Did you ever get this fixed / solved?