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stevecaaster 06-11-2008 03:17 AM

beer line length - 1 inch?
 
whats the deal with the quick disconnect / picnic tap combo sold at my LHBS with 1 incheses :cross: of hose between the two? how is that going to provide the proper resistance to pour a decent beer? shouldnt it be like 8 feet?

Fingers 06-11-2008 03:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevecaaster (Post 709461)
whats the deal with the quick disconnect / picnic tap combo sold at my LHBS with 1 incheses :cross: of hose between the two? how is that going to provide the proper resistance to pour a decent beer? shouldnt it be like 8 feet?

Yeah, it wouldn't work very well. You could release the pressure and then pour the beer, but you'd have to keep adding CO2 to keep it flowing. As well, if you leave it at low pressure for any length of time, it will go flat. I use an 8 foot length with a picnic tap when I go on the road.

McKBrew 06-11-2008 03:49 AM

I've seen those set-ups for taking a keg to a party. Definately not going to be effective unless you have alot of foam drinking friends.

anth 06-11-2008 05:06 AM

I constructed my own - only use for sampling beers fermented in the carboy though. Tried it once for serving and ended up with a pint of foam and a stained shirt.

david_42 06-11-2008 02:08 PM

Doesn't work very well, but no one steps on the tap or drops it in the BBQ sauce. I just take an 8' line, coil it & tie-wrap it to the keg handle.

Desert_Sky 06-11-2008 03:49 PM

guys....

yes it works great for the 1000th time

if you are using a picnic tap you only need 3-4" of tubing.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/.../3394-pics.jpg

stevecaaster 06-11-2008 05:34 PM

no way ! really?! thats wierd, i guess the picnic tap has a very high resistance itself to compensate for the lack of tubing?

Hoosierbrewer 06-11-2008 05:58 PM

I am adding a second tap in the form of a picnic tap. I was planning on 8 feet. I guess this would work

Fingers 06-12-2008 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chimone (Post 709889)
guys....

yes it works great for the 1000th time

if you are using a picnic tap you only need 3-4" of tubing.

I missed the first 999 times, Chimone. 'Splain to me please how you pull that off. :confused:

Yuri_Rage 06-12-2008 02:14 AM

Do you prime with Viagra?


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