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Old 02-03-2009, 12:16 PM   #21
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OK, first trial with real beer with the faucet adapter and QD right on the keg (no hose), extra line in the dip tube (24" worth of 1/8 id 1/4od). 38*, 12psi.

Nice, easy pour, no foam. Now, I did a light force carb on this beer and it does bubble in the glass, so foam could be present. I will continue to monitor the behavior of this setup until the beer is gone, but I'm very optimistic.

No hose, no foam. Just had to repeat.

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Old 02-08-2009, 07:27 PM   #22
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Just a followup. My beer is carbed very well. I have had wonderful pours from my setup. My buddy was also impressed with the easy pour. If you've got some rigid tubing, I highly recommend it and will be installing this is all the diptubes. I'll vary the amount to figure out a balance with shorter serving hoses (I only have one qd faucet). I found nearly identical line at usplastics. hdpe line. 100 foot rolls should last a while.
Good luck.

Edit: Here is what I did, pictorially.

Flush mounted thick wall tubing. **need to flame that burr or you'll get lots of foam**


QD Faucet and PSI reading


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Old 04-20-2009, 03:56 PM   #23
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Nice!! Thanks!

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A few batches later.... If you've got anything floating around in your beer, like hops or orange peel, this smaller hole will get plugged up. I got a tiny piece of orange in my tube last batch, and the beer came out as a trickle. I have tried this with the larger diameter tubing (smaller wall thickness) and with lower pressure (8psi), it's fast but not too fast. Just be sure that your tubing has no burrs on it before you add it to the diptube. I found that out the hard way, great flow of foam. I just licked the ends with a lighter to pretty it up and that seems to be working well.

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A few batches later.... If you've got anything floating around in your beer, like hops or orange peel, this smaller hole will get plugged up. I got a tiny piece of orange in my tube last batch, and the beer came out as a trickle. I have tried this with the larger diameter tubing (smaller wall thickness) and with lower pressure (8psi), it's fast but not too fast. Just be sure that your tubing has no burrs on it before you add it to the diptube. I found that out the hard way, great flow of foam. I just licked the ends with a lighter to pretty it up and that seems to be working well.
Where did you get the tubing? Home depot, Lowes?
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No, my buddy gets it thru work. But USPlastic has it in 100 foot rolls. 1/4"OD HDPE tubing. There are 2 wall thicknesses. Your results may vary. I'm deciding between the two at the moment. And currently have the thinner wall in , with PSI around 9. 3-5 foot beer hose(3/16th id). Fortunately I get to play around with this on his dime.

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thanks please post your fine tuning efforts... I have had a heck of a time with foam, I have a two tower keg and am in the proccess of upgrading to two triple towers ( single towers for sale now) and only one regultaor so far. Those buggers are expensive...

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thanks please post your fine tuning efforts... I have had a heck of a time with foam, I have a two tower keg and am in the proccess of upgrading to two triple towers ( single towers for sale now) and only one regultaor so far. Those buggers are expensive...
You may want to check out this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure...oubles-100151/

I just invested in this solution (and I mean its an $8 investment after shipping), and thus far it has worked out very well for me. So read that thread and check it out!
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That's awesome; off to lowes I go!
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I'm very sorry to zombify this thread (we really need an emoticon for that), but since there's so much good stuff here, and my issue is exactly the same, I thought I'd post here.

I'm just wondering if a.) after two years, are any of you still using this trick, and b.) is THIS about the same thing as the OP used?

I just got a keg faucet today like the OP had (pics are still in his gallery despite broken links in this thread) and the beer came out mostly foam. The link to Lowes says that the tubing is Polyethylene, but not if it's HDPE or LDPE -- does that matter?

Thanks in advance.

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