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Old 04-25-2009, 03:14 AM   #1
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Default Looking for high end picnic style tap

For domestic tranquility reasons I am unable to put external taps on my beer fridge. I am looking for some higher quality picnic tap style taps.

Looking for suggestions.

I saw an interesting prospect at morebeer that also has a flow regulator that supposedly eliminates the need for much hose. Faucet - Super Hand-Held | MoreBeer

Anyone use this? Is it worth $55?

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Beer Faucet Adaptor

I've been looking for this thread for like an hour (don't worry I'm at work, I have a life i swear!)

I randomly saw this at Adventures in Homebrewing, how's this work dontman?
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PS, I know there is zero hose, but I'm thinking it might work well enough, maybe...

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Old 04-25-2009, 05:21 AM   #4
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PS, I know there is zero hose, but I'm thinking it might work well enough, maybe...

Hmmm, I wonder. It certainly is an elegant solution and with the ball tap handle should fit fine but I wonder about the flow control. I like the price too.

My situation is that I have a small kitchen and my wife surprisingly was okay with a beer fridge as long as we could still use the top for a microwave stand and small counter. So no room for tower or even for a collar on the front of the fridge.

I don't mind opening the fridge to pull a pint but I would like a nice tap to grab onto. This cheap plastic thingy with the swiveling thumb button is so . . . college.
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I've seen a few folks on here use the faucet adapter for portable kegs with great success. They usually pair it up with one of the little co2 cartridge keg chargers.

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I've been looking for this thread for like an hour (don't worry I'm at work, I have a life i swear!)

I randomly saw this at Adventures in Homebrewing, how's this work dontman?
While these may work well for parties, i would be worried about having these as my permanent setup.

I would imagine that the pressure required to keep a nice pour will be very low compared to what your pressure needs to be in order to keep your beer at a desired level of carbonation.
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I to was unable to put holes in the fridge, so I mounted regular taps with REALY short shanks into a a piece of 1x4 and I put hooks on the back so it hanks on the kegs. I still have nice regular taps but theyre outa sigh and outa mind.

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I to was unable to put holes in the fridge, so I mounted regular taps with REALY short shanks into a a piece of 1x4 and I put hooks on the back so it hanks on the kegs. I still have nice regular taps but theyre outa sigh and outa mind.
Ain't happening with my oster. As it is the door snugs up against the kegs - tightly.
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Hmmm, I wonder. It certainly is an elegant solution and with the ball tap handle should fit fine but I wonder about the flow control. I like the price too.

My situation is that I have a small kitchen and my wife surprisingly was okay with a beer fridge as long as we could still use the top for a microwave stand and small counter. So no room for tower or even for a collar on the front of the fridge.

I don't mind opening the fridge to pull a pint but I would like a nice tap to grab onto. This cheap plastic thingy with the swiveling thumb button is so . . . college.
Here is you flow restriction. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure...oubles-100151/
It should allow you to keep the pressure up and reduce foaming at the glass.
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Here is you flow restriction. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure...oubles-100151/
It should allow you to keep the pressure up and reduce foaming at the glass.
That is what I use with my 5' hoses to control flow now. Works like a charm on a 5' hose but how many inserts do you think I'd need for zero hose? 4? 6?
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