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Old 11-21-2012, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Faucet Locks or in-line valves?

So I come home from work today and notice some droplets and a small spill from my tap, housing my imperial bourbon stout. My underage son is home from college for Thanksgiving, and although I applaud his taste in quality beer, I don't want him indulging when I'm at work.

I've installed a hasp and lock onto the kegOrator and am going to disconnect the beer lines when I leave for work, but don't want to do that everyday. I'm looking at faucet locks but I need four and at 34 bucks a piece it's a small investment. My other option is to install inline valves on the beer lines for $2.50 a piece and just turn them off before locking up. My only concern there is I'm concerned the valve might cause foaming.

What would you recommend?

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A beating is free & lasts much longer?

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HA! That would have worked a couple years ago, but these days I think he'd give me a run for my money

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Hook up a keg with vinegar in it. Or some sort of food dye that turns his teeth pink.

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If you can find full-port ball valves they shouldn't cause any foaming issues...

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You could just talk to him.

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You could just talk to him.
That has already taken place....but the locks are to put my mind at ease.
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Hmm...not sure I know the difference, and I doubt the $2.50 ones are.
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That has already taken place....but the locks are to put my mind at ease.
Do you not trust your son? and is that because he is an untrustworthy person or because you know subconciously that your request to not drink a beer is a bit heavy handed?
Edit: reading that back sounds a bit dickish sorry, what I was meaning is until he proves that he can not be trusted to not drink your beer out of respect for what you have asked then a talk is all that should be needed, right?

I hate the concept of locking up the liquor cabinet, it does nothing to promote healthy drinking and just extends the stigma that alcohol is taboo and exciting and if you ever get your hands on it make the most of it while you can (e.g. binge drinking).

of coarse ignore this if he is continuously getting trashed while you are at work, because then it is his issue and for his safety you should remove the beer until he can sort himself out.
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Do you not trust your son? and is that because he is an untrustworthy person or because you know subconciously that your request to not drink a beer is a bit heavy handed?
Edit: reading that back sounds a bit dickish sorry, what I was meaning is until he proves that he can not be trusted to not drink your beer out of respect for what you have asked then a talk is all that should be needed, right?

I hate the concept of locking up the liquor cabinet, it does nothing to promote healthy drinking and just extends the stigma that alcohol is taboo and exciting and if you ever get your hands on it make the most of it while you can (e.g. binge drinking).

of coarse ignore this if he is continuously getting trashed while you are at work, because then it is his issue and for his safety you should remove the beer until he can sort himself out.
Past track record warrants locking it up. Kegorator is new, but have came up with missing bottles in the past. Kegorator just makes it easier to hide "drinking dads beer when he's not home". This last discussion is just one of many concerning alcohol in the house. He's welcome to enjoy with us anytime he chooses, but not when we're not home. Past discussions seem to have fallen on deaf ears, so I only can assume this one did too. He's not sitting around the house getting drunk when we're not home, but I'm just not comfortable with him getting into the beer at all when I'm not home.

Back on topic I ordered faucet locks. I hate to be the guy who has to lock up his beer, but when diplomacy fails the the soldiers are deployed.
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