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Old 05-24-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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I am really tired of these nasty cobra taps spilling beer all over my refrigerator. I would like to eliminate them from the fridge but would prefer not to drill holes. I have looked into faucets that mount directly to the keg and at the epoxy mixer inserts. Will this work to keep beer at carbonating/serving pressures? In the meantime, does anyone have any tips on managing hoses+cobra taps? Cheers.

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Old 05-24-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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I don't use my cobras all that often, but I don't have any issues with them leaking. Or are you talking about the last drops of a pour getting all over?

If it's the former (leaking), try a pbw soak followed by some starsan and/or running a tap/faucet brush through it a few times.

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Old 05-24-2009, 04:54 PM   #3
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Its not really leaking. Just sort of the inherent spraying that results from long lengths of hose attached to a tap that just wants to flop everywhere.

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Ok, I hear ya.. I'm setting up a collar right now to go on mine so I can put the faucets back in (had my old keezer stop cooling). It does get kinda messy, I just keep a towel in there to wipe up the mess as a temporary solution.

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Old 05-26-2009, 01:08 AM   #5
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When I was Cobras all the time, I found that having a wire hook that made an obvious hanger was quite useful, esp at parties. You can use any old wire, and run it from the handles, post or whatever.

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Old 05-26-2009, 02:10 AM   #6
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I'm sure you could build a small bracket or something and run a few shanks through it and mount faucets. Buy a 6' 2x6 or something and cut it up.

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Old 05-26-2009, 03:20 PM   #7
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I hang my crora taps off the wire divider in my 7.2cf magic chef. After I finish pouring a pint from a cobra tap, I give it a good solid tap or to to get those last couple of drops out, so they don't drip inside.

I also have a towel on the floor to catch any drips. I am in the garage, so I am not all that concerned about it.

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