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Old 11-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Just learned, and read from others, that those cobra taps will leak, drip and burp. Hate getting the brew on the carpet. If SWMBO finds out, I'll be cleaning the carpet. Is there something else that would work on the corny kegs? I got mine in a 4912 so putting a tap handle on it won't work. Also, have any of you had your blow off while still under pressure???

 
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
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My cobras don't leak. They can be a bit drippy, but once you get the hang of using them carefully, they are fine.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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I have not had any leaks from mine either. Just let them drip into the glass after you pour a beer. The only real drawback from me is having to open the fridge each time I want a beer.

 
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:22 PM   #4
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Well, maybe I didn't describe my situation exactly, they really don't leak. I guess dripping is the more precise term. Plus, when you unscrew them, there really isn't a lot of material holding in all that beer, just wondering how long they will actually hold out. Is there anything better out there???

 
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:51 PM   #5
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A 2-tap tower bolted on the top. It looks pretty and its an easy conversion (if you can swing the tower, I had to really convice my wife to let me do that, we're poor)

 
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:18 AM   #6
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Just learned, and read from others, that those cobra taps will leak, drip and burp. Hate getting the brew on the carpet. If SWMBO finds out, I'll be cleaning the carpet. Is there something else that would work on the corny kegs? I got mine in a 4912 so putting a tap handle on it won't work. Also, have any of you had your blow off while still under pressure???
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:15 AM   #7
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Put a tower on it. You can find them used on Craigs list or eBay. I sold mine with a faucet for $45.

I only use Cobra's extra kegs at Home Brew Events and for cleaning keg lines.

 
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:40 AM   #8
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I have four cobras and haven't had a problem with them blowing off. As far as dripping, sounds like you just have to wait a little longer after shutting the tap off. There really isn't any alternative short of putting taps on your kegger & they also drip.
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:04 PM   #9
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I guess I read from another brethren that had a cobra tap pop off the keg itself. But he did say there were a lot of people using it and maybe it just got twisted or something. Appreciate the reply's. Tower is out, not in the immeadiate future.

 
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:41 PM   #10
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Where do you set the tap when finished pouring from inside the refrigerator? Just lay it on top of the kegs? Have a small plastic container or something?

 
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