CMBecker In-Line Flow Control Compensator

CMBecker In-Line Flow Control Compensator

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Add the perfect amount of restriction to any beer line to reduce foam. Eliminates the need for flow control in the faucet itself. Great for use in Jockey Boxes or anywhere you are serving beverages with varying levels of carbonation. 
If you are currently using a long length of tubing to increase restriction you can now shorten your tubing. A shorter line holds less beer. Beer that is stored in the line tends to warm up quicker, adding to foaming issues, and is more likely to stale from bacteria present in the line. 
  • Adjust flow with an included Allen wrench (keeps unauthorized people from adjusting the unit)
  • Eliminate foam from beer or slow down / speed up other beverages
  • Fix systems with issues without having to replace lines or faucets
  • Take the guesswork out of line restriction.  You can use shorter lines and still have perfect restriction.  You can also use larger ID lines and adjust as necessary.
  • Easy to disassemble for cleaning, clear body for easy monitoring
  • Made in Germany by CM Becker from Food grade plastic and stainless steel parts!
  • Comes Equipped with 2 x 3/16" Barbs
  • Easy to install to any existing beer line (cut line and install two clamps)
Item # D1235
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Weight 1 LBS
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I"m hoping it will help to cut down on foam.
Bryan A on Mar 2, 2023
I have one and it works well so I'm getting another one
THOMAS LOPEZ on Dec 14, 2022
I"m hoping it will help to cut down on foam.
Bryan A on Mar 2, 2023
looks simple, my tap doesn't have a flow controller. Chose this based on reviews and instead of getting a new tap.
Stephen C on Feb 8, 2023
I have one and it works well so I'm getting another one
THOMAS LOPEZ on Dec 14, 2022
beer is foamy and i'm tired of it
Robert M on Feb 21, 2022
Purchased one already and liked the performance/function
THOMAS LOPEZ on Jun 16, 2021
To prevent foam and reduce length of beer line
THOMAS LOPEZ on May 8, 2021
I have one and it works really well so I wanted another
Jim U. on May 5, 2021
Hopefully it will reduce my foam issue.
David G on Nov 25, 2020
To decouple the keg pressure from the flow rate coming out of the tap.
Tyler T on Oct 24, 2020
Jan K on Oct 13, 2020
Too much foam even with plenty of line
Scott T on Jun 25, 2020
To adjust the restriction rate on shorter beer lines
Jim R on Jun 23, 2020
Impressed with the reviews and want to control different beers on 3 tap tower
Mike K on Jun 13, 2020
I need it immediately.
MIKE F on May 13, 2020
For a small Canning Project
BRANDEN M on Nov 25, 2019
No luck controlling foam from commercial sanke kegs with the usual methods
Christopher B on Aug 28, 2019
Good product
William b on Dec 1, 2018
i was having trouble with foamy beer at my tap, hopefully this will help slow down the flow and be able to keep the keg at the proper pressure
Brad A on Oct 2, 2018
Ordered one to see how it works. Used it on one line for my jockey box and the other without. Got perfect pours on the one with this while the other foamed all day. So now I'm ordering a second one.
Heather B on Sep 19, 2018
Using different styles of beers this will keep pressures balanced for each style.
Neil F on Sep 14, 2018
New to kegging, and I don't want to fool with long beer lines.
Mark B on Aug 11, 2018
my kegarator is driving me crazy nothing but foam hope this stops the foam!!!!
Robert K on Jul 27, 2018
needed something like this to eliminater long beer lines and it got 5 stars
jim C on Jun 26, 2018
tired of foaming beer
Daniel S on May 7, 2018
It is a requested gift
Leon M on Mar 24, 2018
Reduce pressure in portable chest cooler
jared cranford on Feb 6, 2018
I was having foaming issues and I hope this will take care of them.
Joe L on Jan 31, 2018
I want to test it out before committing to buying a set for my home tap system and may even my brewery tap system.
Rob on Jan 12, 2018
looks simple, my tap doesn't have a flow controller. Chose this based on reviews and instead of getting a new tap.
Stephen C on Feb 8, 2023
beer is foamy and i'm tired of it
Robert M on Feb 21, 2022
How do you properly adjust this valve? It came with no instructions. There seems to be a thumb screw and an alan key but I don't know if one tightens it and one locks it, or what. I have put 3 different beers through it and one poured perfectly, one was incredibly foamy, and one was somewhere in between all without turning anything. How do you adjust the flow up or down?
Mark3 on Jul 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Here is a Utube video: https://www.morebeer.com/products/inline-flow-control-compensator.html#reviews
You need to turn the Allen Wrench, not the nut. The nut is only for assembly. You can turn it either direction. The important thing is that when the cone is pushed towards the back it will restrict. The front is where the Allen Wrench fits and the rear is where the cone goes into. The beer flow direct is from rear to front. This should have come with paper instructions.
Will this work to dispense sparkling wine/champagne at approx 50 psi? If not, what would you recommend to use? Thanks.
FromLV L on Dec 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend it for this. I have found it can compensate for being a few pounds out of balance, but not much more. I would recommend a ton of choker line (3/16") (theoretically 15ft is plenty, but in practice we use 35-45 ft for our seltzer at 45psi) before your faucet or picnic tap.
What are the options to connect to the shank, is there an option for a fitting or must you run a beer line on both ends? What is the outlet bore diameter?
Lewis Kent on Aug 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Both ends have standard diameter plastic hex nuts with nipples (I’m pretty sure 3/16”). You could remove the nipple and hex nut from the outlet end and theoretically connect it directly to the end of the shank with a fitting like this:
I currently have a 5’ line going from the keg to the jockey box. I’m assuming this installs in-line with the 5’. How much can I actually shorten the line with the flow control and not run into issues?
Darryl Panzer on Aug 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Darryl - These are normally used for stationary draft lines, the jockey box presents other variables. That being said, with you application, yes between the keg and jockey box. The line between kegs and box can be as short as you like, as pressure is created in the jb lines.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing product!
I have struggled for years getting a proper pour every time and these have really solved the problem. Not only can I get rid of the longer 3/8 line, but slowing the pour from either over carbonation, or just increasing as the keg gets low has worked perfectly for me. If I didn't already have stainless taps, I would have just purchased 4 of the flow control faucets that operate in the same way. If you are on a budget, this is a great alternative and recomend 1/4 or 5/16th line and not 3/8.
One last item to mention is the event faucet that also has the same flow control. Awesome product!!
December 11, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Very happy
This worked perfectly for me. I'm new to this an have a seltzer setup and it works great. CM Becker shop and ship experience was great as well.
March 1, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is what you need for party taps!
Wow, these things are the way to go! With a couple pours you can get the beer-foam ratio dialed in and adjust as the keg ices down or warms up, or if you change to a keg with different carbonation pressure. Adjusts from no flow to way to much and all points in between. Using the Allen wrench is a pain, a lever would be better. Else, these things are great.
March 1, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pricey but they work
I really like these flow controllers. I hear other people talk about having 14' of line in their keezers and I just smile because I have just enough line to reach from my keg to the faucet thanks to these. Crank up the psi in your regulator and if you're getting foam just pinch the compensator back a little and voila...no foam! Only downside is this model requires an allen wrench to adjust the compensator which can also be a good thing so it won't easily get knocked open/closed.
September 19, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works well
Works great. Saves beer.
December 2, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These work really well
They are a touch difficult to adjust as the adjustment isn't very fine, you have to play with them a bit. But, once you've got these adjusted so your flow is correct, you don't have to play with them at all. They also come apart easily for cleaning, and install very easily too.

The first one I installed close to the tap, the other three close to the ball lock. Either place works as well, but I like close to the keg as it makes it easier to get to for maintenance, adjustment, etc.

With these I can greatly shorten the length of my beer line, as well as highly carbonate beer (like a brut) and have it pour perfect. Great invention, wish I'd known about these a long time ago.
July 22, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Picture perfect pours every time!
The In-Line Flow Control Compensator was super easy to install and worked flawlessly. Every pour was perfect! It also saved space in my kegerator by cutting my beer line length in half.
April 10, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
I think I must be doing it wrong
I'm willing to admit that it might be something I'm doing wrong (I triple-checked that I had the flow direction correct), but my experience was that all this compensator did was provide turbulence that forced CO2 out of the beer. On the input side was solid beer, on the output side was nothing but foam, no matter how I adjusted it. I was hoping to use this to reduce flow to my beer gun but it seems to have made things worse.
March 24, 2019
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you with the In Line Flow Control Compensator. We are here to help. Cheers!
March 25, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect, just perfect
Far a couple years now I had been trying to get into the keg thing. Somehow I missed that the pressure a keg needs to not go flat has nothing to do with the pressure it pours from the faucet at. Keg pressure keeps beer at proper carbonation. Hose length controls flow thus also foaming issues, duh.

I kept keeping light American beer at like 10 psi so my faucet didn't explode and by the kegs end it was flat. Finally upon more research I realized my beer needs to be at 15-16 psi for keg pressure and I need 8-10 feet of hose for flow rate (I had 5'). So I hoped this was the last piece to the puzzle without having to mess with hose length And it was, put this in my 5' hose, adjusted it to about 1/2 open and perfect.

No more flat beer and proper pour speed. Worth every penny. Now I can also change out beers and easily control flow without messing with line length.
April 17, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Just The Ticket
I can't get my beer tap quite as cold as it should be to avoid too much foam. The slightly higher temperature beer tastes great, but some carbonation is lost in dispensing. After installing the Flow Control Compensator, I can pour a perfect glass of beer. Well worth the money. I highly recommend it.
March 2, 2018
over 6 years ago