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Old 05-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Portable Keg Faucet for dispensing?

I'm looking to get a keg of root beer ready for my daughter's open house and am considering using one of those adapters that fit right on a faucet to serve it.

My concern is that it will cause a sht load of foaming! Does anyone have any experience with one of these things, or would I be better off to use a picnic tap and a long length of hose, or even rig up a regular faucet and lots of hose to serve?

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Haven't tried an adapter, as none of them seem to have flow restrictions built in. I use a party tap and 20' of 3/16ths for soda.

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Haven't tried an adapter, as none of them seem to have flow restrictions built in. I use a party tap and 20' of 3/16ths for soda.
You could use one of the new Perls with the flow control... or use the micromatic inline flow control. I was toying with getting the same thing at some point. Let me know if you want URLs and I can show you what I'm talking about.
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I'd get a quick connect adapter and faucet if they performed well. I have a feeling there will be a lot of foam due to the pressure issue.

I could just buy some beer line and a cheap faucet and dedicate it to portable serving. My idea was to build a trash can type kegerator with a kitchen trash can and some ice. I'd coil the beer line up around the keg down in the ice water and attach the end of it to a faucet mounted on a board sticking up above the trash can.

A QD style faucet would eliminate having to mount the faucet on a board of some type. It's really not that big a deal. It would also store more conveniently, which is more important. It would also be easier to carry around and quicker to set up and put away...

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You could use one of the new Perls with the flow control... or use the micromatic inline flow control. I was toying with getting the same thing at some point. Let me know if you want URLs and I can show you what I'm talking about.
Ok, dammit...

Thanks for making me buy more stuff!

Those faucets seem to be a pretty sweet device. I currently have a lager on tap that likes to foam with 10' of hose. I need to insert some paint mixers to slow it down, but with this I could dial in a perfect pour easily.

I'll be thinking about getting one of these all day now.
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Ok, dammit...

Thanks for making me buy more stuff!

Those faucets seem to be a pretty sweet device. I currently have a lager on tap that likes to foam with 10' of hose. I need to insert some paint mixers to slow it down, but with this I could dial in a perfect pour easily.

I'll be thinking about getting one of these all day now.
No problem. :-) ... The only downside with the Perl is that it isn't all stainless... the micromatic inline one is. I have one on my seltzer tap, but was thinking about doing the faucet adapter, micromatic flow control and a stainless perl for portable keg dispensing.
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All of this seems very interesting, but I'm kinda left in the dust on this one.

Could someone find a few links referring to what everyone is bringing up? Even pics would help.

Thanks!

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