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Old 02-12-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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I am sure someone has come up with this before because I have not had an original idea since I got married.....

I use the picnic taps in my keezer because it resides in my shed and there is always "stuff" flying around due to the myriad of items on the to do list so I have had no intrest in building a collar and attaching "real taps". While using these I always seemed to have a few drops of the goodness drip to the bottom of the keezer no matter how often I tapped them on the glass when I finished a pour. I got tired of cleaning those up so I searched, searched, searched, and searched for a solution to no avail. Then just the other day I noticed these in my desk drawer:


I did a little modification on the clip (handle):



Put a label on the binder, clip it to the keg, and here is my picnic tap holder. Sorry for the crappy pic...









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Old 02-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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Nope, at least I haven't seen this solution in ten years of homebrewing. Rather slick and useful to all of us when we take our picnic taps to picnics.



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Old 02-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #3
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That is a great idea! I get the same drippy problems from the taps. I always have the problem of the taps falling into the gunk at the bottom of the freezer or into the DampRid bucket.

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #4
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Did you modify the black clip part at all? Can you post some more pictures of how you actually attach it to the corney?

***NICE IDEA by the way!!(if no one else came up with it first, lol)***

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Old 02-12-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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GENIUS.

I'm borrowing this for mine since I'm too poor right now for a tower. I've made a mess on my hardwood floors over the past two weeks. Last night I shut a door on a tap and ended with 2 pints all over the floor. Luckily (or sadly) there was only 2 pints left on the tap.

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Nice!!!

Looks like you just bent out the part where the "handles" for lack of better word gets skinny so you can thread the picnic tap up through it? The clip then clips on sideways to the handle

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It is a large binder and when fully opened it fits nice and tight over the handle. The tube actually fit in the opening at the end, but the hose clamp did not. It would probably sit fine with out any modification but I just wanted it to sit lower in the holder.

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Genius! Take some better pictures and I bet this will get stickied!

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I will attempt to post some better pictures tonight showing the results with the change to the handle and without a change to the handle.

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well, maybe it's novel for the picnic tapper...but I have used (for 1 year now) the exact same modification to hold my 3/8" polyethylene tubing on my kettle when filling from my canister carbon filter.

Now I know it's not a single use item at least...



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