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Old 06-11-2008, 03:17 AM   #1
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whats the deal with the quick disconnect / picnic tap combo sold at my LHBS with 1 incheses 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?

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Old 06-11-2008, 03:25 AM   #2
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whats the deal with the quick disconnect / picnic tap combo sold at my LHBS with 1 incheses 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.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:49 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 06-11-2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 06-11-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 06-11-2008, 03:49 PM   #6
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guys....

yes it works great for the 1000th time

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

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

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

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:09 AM   #9
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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.
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