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Old 11-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this? I don't rally have room for kegs and bottling is becoming tedious.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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Sorry here's the link http://www.homebrewstuff.com/tap-a-d...arter-kit.html

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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I have the tap a draft system. It's fine for what it is but is nowhere near a real kegging system. I used a lot more co2 cartridges than indicated to keep the beer dispensing properly. There are conversion systems to use a paintball co2 tank which I'd probably be looking into if I didn't just get a kegging system.

I probably spent close to $200 getting extra bottles, taps, co2, etc for the tap a draft. This week I got a full kegging set up with a keezer and four corneys for $350 from CraigsList.

So, the tap a draft isn't a great value in my mind but it is better than bottling.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Ok thanks for the reply. I will probably keep bottling until I can find the room for a keezer.

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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I've used TAD since 2009 and I've had no issues with them. I always naturally carbonated in them and only use CO2 to dispense. I have the style that use two 8g cartridges. Those also alllow you to use a N/CO2 mixture if you want. The new style only accepts one 16-g cartridge. I have two regulators and 12 bottles. However, last month, I also bought a kegging system. I used to keg back in the mid 1990s and stopped brewing. I did not want invest in all that again when I started back, but I've now given in. BTW, there are a few very informative Tap A Draft threads here. Just do a quick search and you'll find them.

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Bert,
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"There are conversion systems to use a paintball co2 tank "
Can you point me toward one of those please?

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Sure, here's one on eBay for the new style taps. I've seen other ones around but can't find them with a quick search.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEST-CO2-CON...item257526488f

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There's also a thread here on a DIY kit. Looks a little involved so personally I'd just get a kit or copy a kit and piece it together myself.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/home...erator-231800/

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Thanks for the links.

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