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Old 08-07-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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i had a relatively recent issue of Zymurgy or another mag where it highlighted a project someone made. It was a kind of flip open beer dispenser made on the underside of a lid of a chest freezer. The key was that the taps were installed on the flipping part so they would stay in the freezer when not being used. Anyone recall what this thing is called or how to build it cause I can't find that particular magazine? Thanks for your help.

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Old 08-07-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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Why would you want to do that. You have to open the lid every time you want a beer?

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Old 08-07-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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Hmm. I'm with Arneba28 on this one. I suppose if you didn't like the look of the taps it would be a way to go. Of course, you'd never have to worry about cooling the lines all the way to the tap!

Disclaimer: I am obviously biased since constructing my Keezer

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Old 08-07-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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having seen that thing that Jester made....I'd totally disregard his opinion. But Really....click the link in Jester369's sig.

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Old 08-08-2008, 03:34 AM   #5
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I saw that too. It was in Zymurgy and I believe he called it the "Portland Tap". I didn't read the article so I'm unsure as to what his reasoning for this was.

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ah yes...it was called the Portland tap. The reason being is that I keep my chest freezer in a place where I don't want taps sticking out of the top or sides. although the keezer looks awesome. plus i like to whole stealthy, hidden tap look. kinda like a bookcase hiding the secret lair...or something like that.

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Old 08-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #7
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A beer tap is nothing to be ashamed of. Show the world!

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Old 08-08-2008, 01:35 PM   #8
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You might as well just use picnic taps if you're going to hide them inside. You'll save about $45 per keg that way.

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:45 PM   #9
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Hi - I happened to see this posting and thought I'd reply. I am the guy behind the "Portland Tap". If you are still looking for information on this, I have a copy of the article on my web site Buesseler.com (click on the "Portland Tap" button).

The design works great for me. It keeps the lines and faucets chilled, and I never have problems with fruit flies, or other contamination. More importantly, the "stealth" look keeps my wife happy.

Let me know if I can offer any advice, etc if you decide to build one.

John

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Welcome to the board...Congrats on the kid!

I like the idea, just because I'ts different.

I'd like to see those taps every time I looked over there, so I'd have to put it in a cold room so the beer would get cold when I left the top open.

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