Adding a Schrader Valve to a Homebrew Keg

Why would you want to add a Schrader style valve to your ball lock or pin lock keg homebrew keg?  Great question.  I’m not sure.  I was interested in doing it as part of a post I’m doing for our Homebrew Hacks series of how-tos.  More on that later.

This was really just a matter of putting the right fittings together.  Pictured: Milton (S-684-4) 1/4″ MNPT Male Tank Valve – Anderson Metals Brass Pipe Fitting, Coupling, 1/4″ x 1/4″ Female Pipe – LASCO 17-6783 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch Male Pipe Thread Brass Adapter

A quick check to make sure all of this fit together

Everything tightened down with teflon tape

This assembly is a tank/Schrader style valve to a 1/4″ x 1/4″ female to female coupling to a 1/4″ NPT to 1/4″ flare fitting.  All that to say, I have this threaded onto a ball lock QD here, but it could just as easily thread into an MFL pin lock QD.

Installed and pressurized.  This may give you a hint as to what the the related post will be about, but… maybe not.

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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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