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Flow Control Ball Lock Disconnect Beverage Out - Flare
KEG742

Flow Control Ball Lock Disconnect Beverage Out - Flare

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Description

This stainless steel flow control disconnect will eliminate the guess work of balancing draft lines. Use the adjustment knob to dial in the ideal flow resistance based on the beverage being served. Flow control disconnects perform better than flow control faucets as they put the point of resistance at the beginning of the beverage line instead of at the end. When beer passes through the flow control apparatus inside the faucet, turbulence will cause carbonation to come out of solution and foaming issues occur.  Flow control disconnects on the other hand have the ability to restrict the flow before the beer enters the beer line so the head pressure created by the beer line keeps the carbonation in solution.
Item # KEG742
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.57 LBS
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Flow control and stainless steel
Manuel R on Dec 3, 2019
pouring solution
Gary T on Nov 18, 2019
Flow control and stainless steel
Manuel R on Dec 3, 2019
foam control from keg
William L on Nov 26, 2019
pouring solution
Gary T on Nov 18, 2019
Minimize beer line length for low reistance line
jason s on Nov 15, 2019
foam control from keg
William L on Nov 26, 2019
Minimize beer line length for low reistance line
jason s on Nov 15, 2019
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Not as Versatile As Expected
My expectation for these disconnects was that they would function exactly like a normal disconnect when fully open, yet allow restriction when the situation demanded it. Make no mistake. These introduce a very significant restriction, even fully open. This is not clear in the manufacturer's description. You will need 10+ psi, 3-ft lengths of large diameter tubing and the valve fully open to achieve a pour rate of 15 seconds per pint.

I emailed the manufacturer, Kegland, regarding the baseline level of restriction. Here is their response:

"These are FLOW-RESTRICTING disconnects. Their job is to restrict flow. Even fully open they will restrict flow. Of course, when you literally halve the serving pressure for your British ales you will get half the pouring speed.

Normal disconnects don't have the internal resistance of flow control disconnects, because they are not flow-restricting devices.

My suggestion: save the flow control devices for situations you actually need flow control. i.e. your Belgians and high-pressure situations where you don't want excess line."

These disconnects are sturdily-built. They do what they're designed to do well, but the manufacturer's description fails to fully disclose their purpose.

The only use I have had for these disconnects has been in conjunction with a typical picnic faucet setup. It was very helpful there. I have found them essentially useless in my keezer.
November 15, 2019