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Old 03-21-2014, 04:04 PM   #11
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And Northern happens to be sold out. The ones I have coming are 3 sizes to help choose the spray size, or amount of head apparently. I'll have to brew up a little amber for testing. But yes, $7 to ship a $3 part is steep. It's worse, the way I'm doing it from GB. But it's for the greater good.

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Old 03-22-2014, 03:24 PM   #12
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nice!
Also, have you thought about doing a swan neck? or any sort of extension to make it to the bottom of the glass? if you're using a nozzle from that high up, like on a regular tap, it's going to create a **** ton of foam instead of that cascading head.

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Old 03-23-2014, 02:10 AM   #13
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Can't say I have yet. I'm understanding the need to get the nozzle low, but does it dive below the surface during the pour? I may just do a tubing extension. Unless I can get a swan like extension fashioned.


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Why not use a nitro tap with CO2?

I was under the impression that nitro taps have the sparkler built into them so they could infuse the beer like a beer engine, vs a straight push like a standard tap. Could be talking out my hat, too, but that's what I was led to believe.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:10 PM   #15
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I have a stout tap and I have a beer gas setup.

It's a combination of the stout faucet and beer gas that makes it work. You can not have one without the other.

The restrictor plate is what gives it the creamy cascading pour but you need high pressure (25-35psi) to be able to force the beer through it or it just dribbles at the faucet and creates a glass of slow pouring foam.

You also can't just hook up the CO2 to the stout faucet and bump up the psi or you will overcarb the beer.

That's why you run beer gas. So you can run high pressure but the C02 is blended at a much lower percentage (10-25%) to keep the beer from over carbing. The nitrogen is not solubable in the beer, it is simply there to push the beer through.
It's a slightly older post, but it's pretty clear from his experiences. Don't think they've changed much.
My brainstorming for attaching the sparkler has me either using tubing over the perlick, or a fitting, like the growler filler, up into it. If I found an old swan neck, I'd salvage the threaded end and make that work too.
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