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4 Way CO2 Manifold with Check Valves [Serve Multiple Kegs] – $32.11, $8.03 per trunk + free shipping

4-way 5/16" Barb CO2 Distributor Manifold with integrated check valves

4 Way CO2 Manifold by the Weekend Brewer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • LIGHT AND DURABLE aluminum body is lighter than steel but remains durable and long lasting. Aluminum is the industry standard for CO2 manifolds for their strength and resistance to corrosion. This manifold is ideal for homebrewers, bars, or anyone who is looking to easily split gas for beer or beverage dispensing and even for force carbonation.
  • INTEGRATED HIGH QUALITY CHECK VALVE OUTPUTS prevent liquid from flowing into the manifold and your regulator. Don’t worry about dirty lines or ruined regulators ever again! Every integrated check valve ensures that your beer stays on the right side of the line.
  • NO LEAKS due to ample thread tape and vigorous water testing after assembly. All manifolds are internally cleaned before assembly for the purest air possible. Don’t settle for mass produced, low quality manifolds from overseas. The Weekend Brewer manifold is the highest quality manifold on the market due to rigorous testing and quality control.
  • MOUNTING HOLES allows for easy installation on walls or kegerators. Two screws or nails will easily secure your manifold to any surface for ease of use.

Use to pressurize multiple kegs off one co2 regulator.  Aluminum body.  5/16″ Barbs.  Each trunk has a ball valve and integrated check valves.  Check valves stop beer or other liquids from back feeding into other lines or your regulator.  Personally I prefer barbed connections for gas lines because flare type connections can work loose.

12/10/18 2:30 PM Central: My general rule of thumb for what constitutes a good deal on a CO2 manifold is anything less than $10 per trunk.  This one is selling for $32.11.  That figures to just $8.03 per trunk.  This is also the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

4-way 5/16″ Barb CO2 Distributor Manifold with integrated check valves


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Making a Utility CO2 Line Using Luer Lock Disconnects

Luer Lock are an inexpensive and effective disconnect system.  I think these are typically used in the healthcare industry, Luer Locks provide a solid, pressure capable connection with a quick twist.

You could use Luer Locks throughout your primary disconnect system throughout your kegerator CO2 system if you wanted to.

I used valved QDs for most of my keg lines, see below, and Luer Locks to operate a “utility” CO2 line.  One of my CO2 lines has a female Luer Lock on it.  I have a selection of attachments that consist of: The attachment, 5 inches or so of CO2 line and a male Luer Lock.

With this setup I can easily swap out more specialized attachments that I don’t typically need to be hooked up all the time.

Tip: In my experience it can be difficult to get tubing onto Luer Locks.  If you have this problem, try soaking your tubing in warm/hot water.

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Get a Free Extended Warranty on Made in the US Taprite CO2 Regulators from Keg Connection

Quality Made in the USA Taprite CO2 Regulators from Keg Connection

Free Extended Warranty: Keg Connection is so confident in these regulators that they include an additional extended warranty.  If you buy one of these from Keg Connection for homebrew use you’ll get a total of two years.  Check out the details on any Taprite regulator product page.

Taprite Regulators at kegconnection.com

Made in the USA: As of this posting, Taprite’s about page (bottom right) says that.. “Taprite products are proudly made in the USA”.  Check manufacturer’s site for current country of origin claims.

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Compact Regulator for FULL Size CO2 Tanks + Portable Serving Options

Micro CO2 Mini Regulator Keg Charger for Standard Homebrew CGA320 Tanks (0-60 PSI)

Micro CO2 Mini Regulator Keg Charger for Standard Homebrew CGA320 Tanks (0-60 PSI) by The Weekend Brewer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • PORTABLE. Keep dispensing pressure in your keg when you are away from home without bulky CO2 regulator. This system is more lightweight and keeps your mobile setup simple. A simple regulator + disconnect + CO2 tank is one of the simplest ways to keep dispensing pressure in your keg. Disconnect and tank not included.
  • EASY TO USE. Connect your homebrew CO2 tank, set the dial, and attach to your keg via a gas disconnect or gas line assembly. No need for an unwieldy dual gauge regulator when dispensing on the go. Using your existing CO2 tank is the most economical way of dispensing multiple kegs without the high cost of cartridges.
  • ACCURATE with a 0-45 PSI range makes dialing in the perfect dispense or force carbonation pressure for any size container easy. This regulator is also compatible with 3/8″ threaded CO2 cartridges without any extra equipment.
  • FLEXIBLE platform allows for a wide variety of setups with The Weekend Brewer mini regulator accessories. Use anything from disposable cartridges to paintball tanks for your input. Choose from threaded female, male threaded, or push in adapters for your output. Search Amazon for B079SGQMDY to find our accessories.
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED? 0-45 PSI micro CO2 regulator, pre-installed 3/8″ cartridge input adapter (removable), CGA320 input adapter, pre-installed 5/16″ barb output adapter (removable).

Notes from HBF:  Mini and Micro regulators have been out for a long time.  Those, generally, allow you to serve a keg using smaller 16 gram to 74 gram cartridges.  This micro regulator is different in that it’s designed to work with a full size co2 tank.  It saves you some bulk and weight compared to a full size regulator and negates the need for relatively expensive co2 cartridges.  Additional adapters are available to allow this to work with other CO2 sources.  See search link in the product description above.

Micro CO2 Mini Regulator Keg Charger for Standard Homebrew CGA320 Tanks (0-60 PSI)


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1/4″ Cole Palmer Luer Lock Disconnects + Making a CO2 Utility Line

Cole-Parmer AO-45502-20 Female luer x 1/4" hose barb adapter, Nylon, 25/pk

Luer Locks disconnects are generally used in medical and industrial applications.  Compatible male and female Luer Locks twist together to make a airtight, pressure capable connection.

I use Luer Lock style connectors for a CO2 utility line for my draft system.  That allows me to quickly and easily switch between a number of CO2 utility attachments that I don’t use on a day to day basis.  The reason I chose Luer Locks is that they are generally inexpensive.  You could also use these as a primary disconnect for your CO2 system.

These Luer Locks are made by Cole Parmer.  They feature 1/4″ barbs to connect to compatible tubing.  I asked the manufacturer for the PSI rating of these disconnects.  I was told… “Thank you for your email. the fittings AO-45502-20 and AO-45505-19 are male and female fittings and compatible. The Psi rating for these fittings together is 100PSI”.

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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Genuine Innovations Brand CO2 Keg Charger and Cartridge [Portable Serving] – $9.99

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations) via Adventures in Homebrewing

  • By Genuine Innovations #1 in Co2 Technology.
  • This is a portable handheld CO2 charger for Ball Lock or Pin Lock kegs, uses 16 Gram Non-Threaded cartridges.
  • Small and light weight, charges keg in seconds, trigger valve allows precise control of gas.
  • 1/4″ MFL disconnects in either Ball Lock or Pin Lock are necessary.
  • This charger only uses a 16 gram Non-threaded co2 cartridge.
  • These are designed for dispensing only. You will need approximately 3 Non-threaded cartridges to dispense a 5 gallon keg.
  • Perfect for parties outings or emergencies.
  • Includes one CO2 16 gram Non-threaded cartridge. View the options on the right to add additional bulbs.

As of this posting, AIH has this marked down to just $9.99.  Check site for up to the minute price and availability.

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

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FOUR way CO2 Manifold – $27.35, $6.84/trunk

Gas Manifold – 1/4 in. (Aluminum) via CRAFT’R


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Manifolds are a great way to have one CO2 tank supply multiple kegs. This manifold is made from aluminum, brass, and stainless. It also works up to 100 psi and includes 1/4 in ball valves with built in check valves. Another ball valve can be added to the end of the manifold for an additional gas line.


What I like about this…

  • Check Valves.  The check valve ensures that liquid doesn’t backflow from one line to another.  It’s not common for beer to backfeed up a line, but it is certainly possible.
  • Barb Fittings.  Each of the six runs  feature 1/4″ barb fittings.  Personally, I prefer barb fittings on CO2 lines as they don’t loosen over time.  Even a small leak could mean an emptied CO2 tank.
  • Aluminium Body.  This manifold features an aluminum body.
  • Price!  My general rule of thumb for what constitutes a good deal on a CO2 manifold is anything less than $10 per trunk.  This one is selling for just $6.84 trunk AND shipping is free with a $39 order.

As of this posting, CRAFT’R has this marked down to just $27.35.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the lower 48 states with a $49 order.  Need help putting together an order that qualifies for free shipping?  CRAFT’R Best Sellers  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Gas Manifold – 1/4 in. (Aluminum)

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SIX way CO2 Manifold – $49.99 via Brewer Dude – compare at $69.99

Gas Manifold - 6 Way

Gas Manifold – 6 Way  About from Brewer Dude: “Manifolds allow you to have one CO2 tank with multiple lines. Each line can be turned off individually without affecting flow to other kegs. Each ball valve contains a check valve that ensures no beer or gas can flow between the two kegs. The barbs are all 5/16″, standard for gas line in the beer industry.”

This allows you to vend multiple kegs using the same co2 tank and regulator.  It features check valves so that your beer keeps flowing the right way.

I believe that this is the same manifold that MoreBeer offers.  As of this posting, that offering is selling for $69.99.  That’s a guess.  That’s a great system, check out my review

As of this posting, this is selling for $49.99.  That figures to just $8.33 per trunk.  My personal rule of thumb for calling one of these is anything less than $10 per trunk.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Gas Manifold – 6 Way

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Brand New 20 lb CO2 Tank – $119.99, Save $20 + Free Shipping & MoreDeals from MoreBeer

CO2 Tank - 20 lb Aluminum D1058

CO2 Tank – 20 lb Aluminum via MoreBeer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

This brand new, 20 lb aluminum CO2 tank ships free in the 48 contigous states, and because it is made of aluminum rather than steel you can feel confident that it will never rust. It’s called a 20 lb tank because it holds 20 lb of compressed (liquified) CO2.

All new CO2 tanks are shipped empty and will require either filling or exchanging for a full tank. Most local homebrew shops will stock gas to exchange, and many local welding supply companies can fill tanks on site.

CO2 tanks should always be stored in an upright position.

Dimensions: 27.25″ Tall x 8″ wide.


As if this posting, MoreBeer has this marked down $20 to $119.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

CO2 Tank – 20 lb Aluminum D1058

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Taprite Brand Two Pressure Regulator, Made in the USA [multiple carbonation levels and more]

taprite dual pressure regulator

Two Pressure Regulator by Taprite.  0-60 gauges for each keg.  High pressure gauge reads 0-3000 PSI.  Shut-off’s for each line.  Tool-free pressure adjustment knobs.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Tap two kegs at the same time and control the pressure to each
  • 0-60 gauges measure pressure to each keg
  • 0-3000 gauge measures CO2 in tank
  • Nonadjustable “shut down” blows off at 55-65 PSI

A two pressure regulator gives you the ability to keep kegs at different pressures.  This is a requirement to maintain two distinct carbonation levels.  It’s also handy if you want to force carbonate a keg more quickly, at a higher pressure, while maintaining your standard serving pressure on a keg that’s already being served or if you want to have a utility line for purging kegs and such.

As of this posting, Taprite products are Made in the USA.  See: About on Taprite’s Website for current information regarding country of origin.  Print screen 8/8/17

TapRite Separate Pressure Adjusting 2 Product CO2 Regulator


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