Originally Posted by BierFest
This has come up a few times on other threads but I have not seen any definitive answer.
For consistency I would love to have all the same type of taps on my kegerator.
If I installed Stout taps and when I wanted to serve non stout types I simply remove the restrictor/creaming plate and the plastic flow gizmo from my tap - will this allow me to serve styles such as Lager and IPA as if I was using a regular tap (I would use CO2 to pump the non-stout beers)?
Do some people already do this and if so how does it compare to using a standard tap?
I will be able to tell you soon!
- hope to be setting up my faucet this weekend.
I think the key being, they should be able to but you will have to adjust the PSI based on what you would normally be serving through a stout tap. i.e. if you have your stout tap at 30 PSI then take the restictor plate out and serve at 30 psi you will have a mess. However, if you remove the restrictor plate and burp the keg, then lower gas to say 12psi, you likely will have a proper pour.
I am not sure how much restriction those plates add to the pour (but I assume a lot). Figure out that restriction value and you can balance the dispensing pressure.