If you have a major reason to want a short tap, do a search on "epoxy mixer". They can provide a lot of resistance in a short distance.
I don't worry about getting the "correct" balance. I use 10 feet of 3/16th and just wait a little longer.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
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