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Old 07-28-2011, 02:24 AM   #1
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i got a free brand new bar gun from my neighbor today and we were trying to figure out if i could push beer through it. The main concern is that soda is typically pushed through there at around 55psi and the lines going into the gun are pretty tiny. Any thoughts on if this is doable?

He also hooked me up with 3 chiller plates one of which will become a jockey box.



 
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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Don't those have a mixer on them? If you can remove that you might be alright. But if it is one that has a mixer the beer will come out all foam.

I know the question is about dispensing from the soda deal but I say that a few bucks for a party tap is much better.



 
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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it depends if it is a premix or postmix gun. premix can dispense beer, postmix can't.

 
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #4
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I know the question is about dispensing from the soda deal but I say that a few bucks for a party tap is much better.
yeah. A picnic / party tap is pretty cheap.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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The gun is a premix. I have picnic taps hooked up right now but i thought maybe i could run multiple kegs to this gun and have the gun mounted outside the kegerator. it might not be worth it or useful i just thought it sounded like a cool idea and all the stuff was free

 
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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having multiple beers on one dispenser would be awesome! let us know if it works out for you.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:45 PM   #7
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why not try it and let us know?

 
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #8
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I know this is an old thread but did you ever try the bar gun?

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:05 AM   #9
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no, it seemed like a lot of extra work for really no reason other than just curiosity. I guess i looked at it as a "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
situation, the faucets i have work great and i like the looks of them more than the bar gun. I still have it if anyone wants to give it a shot


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