I’ve used a Carbonator Cap for a few years now. It works pretty well.
If you’re not familiar with this, it’s a cap that fits standard 1 and 2 liter PET Soda Bottles. It has a gas ball lock quick disconnect on it.
The Carbonator Cap:
This comes in really hand for drawing beer off of your kegerator for easy transport. I know some people also use this for fine tuning carbonation levels for competition.
Kent System Soda Bottle Cap:
More Beer recently introduced the Kent Soda Bottle Cap. This accomplishes the same task as the Carbonator Cap.
I’ve had this for a while now and I wanted to give you my thoughts on it.
There are two pieces in this. The blue quick disconnect and the white soda bottle cap. These are available as a set and individually.
Both the cap and the quick disconnect are valved. That means that you can disconnect this and CO2 will not leak from either piece.
The 1/4″ barb on the blue quick disconnect fit snugly into 1/4″ ID tubing. It was snug enough that I felt like it didn’t need a clamp. The disconnect engages and disengages easily.
The thing I like about the Kent setup the most is…. I can easily hand tighten the cap. At least for me, the Carbonator Cap has been difficult to tighten without leaks. I usually use channel locks to tighten it down. It requires a lot of force to make a good seal. I was very happy when the Kent soda bottle cap easily tightened. Because of this alone, I will use this cap every time that it’s available in my brewery.
I am impressed with this product.
Let’s say you want to be able to transport three 1 liter bottles of beer.
Ball Lock Quick Disconnect = $5.49
Carbonator Caps 3 x $15.95 = $47.85
Total = $53.34
Kent Systems Soda Bottle Cap
1 QD/Soda Bottle Cap Set = $9.95
2 Kent Soda Bottle Caps 2 x $4.95 = $9.90
Total = $19.85
That’s a 73% Savings!
Kent Soda Bottle Cap Benefits:
- Provides a hand tight, leak free connection!
- Price! Save a Bundle!
- This is not ball or pin lock dependent
- Easily transport pressurized keg beer
- Fine tune carbonation levels for competition
This is true of the whole line of Kent Systems Disconnects:
- Extremely durable
- Made from FDA approved, medical grade food safe plastic
- Easy 1/4 turn design
- Designed for up to 125 PSI
- Food safe at boiling temps (up to 250 degrees F)
- Single barb eliminates the need for hose clamp in most situations
- Single hand connect and disconnect
- Made in the USA
Kent Shut-Off QD Set – Soda Bottle Cap H482 – $9.95
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