Originally Posted by TBaGZ
I am in the process of building my keezer. Nothing fancy. Just a 7cuft with a collar to put in 4 or 5 kegs. I don't have the extra coin to buy my faucets (I do, but baby steps keep the wife happy) just yet so I am going to use picnic taps. Just trying to think what I should do with them when I am not actually pouring a pint. Should I put in something to hang them from? A bucket to set them in? Star San in the bucket? Hmmm...
I pull my taps off every time im done and put them wrapped up on top of the kegs.
Trust me, it only takes one keg draining into the bottom of your freezer because a tap got stuck open after you shut the lid. Happened once with a big IPA i made that was just getting amazing, boom 4 gallons of beer gone in the 3 minutes i was away. Then got to spend the next hour and a half moving soaking towels of beer around the garage...
In my case i was doing what kh54s10 was doing but i dont recommend it. That day when i closed the lid like i had hundreds of times before, the tap got pinned between the top of the freezer lid and some of its own tubing, pulling the tap open and emptying the keg...it also blew out like 1/4th of my CO2 through the empty keg out the tap. Im just glad i went back downstairs to get someone else a beer, or else i would have woken up to a empty keg and empty CO2.