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Old 11-28-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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On thanks giving we had 18 people over, only a few beer drinkers in the bunch. One asked to try my homebrew, so I pull him a pint of my octoberfest, throw the picnic tap back in the chest freezer and close the lid. I come back a few minutes later to pour me one and a hear an odd noise coming from the chest freezer. I open the lid and see that the lid had been holding the picnic tap open and I had about 5 inches of octoberfest foam in the bottom of my freezer. Im guessing I lost about 1.5 gallons.

Good thing I had stocked up on paper towels. I threw 4 roll in the bottom and shut the lid, when everone left I went down and most of it had been sucked up by the paper towel.

The only upside to the the whole thing is now I have an empty keg... and 2 weeks off at christmas... Brew Time!


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Old 11-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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That is a sad story. Been there and lost more than one keg to a open tap or leaking poppet valve


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Old 11-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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I quit using picnic taps for that reason, they are terrible.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:58 PM   #4
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Yeah, It was one of my better beers. Kinda sucks. Asking for some faucets and parts to turn this into a keezer for christmas. No more picinic taps.

I have a vienna lager to take its place, and a pale ale fermenting, so it wont be missed for too long.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:18 PM   #5
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My solution was to run a line of picture hanging wire across the front. I hang the picnic taps by their lever. No more unexpected spills, no more bending over like a sucker to find the right tap.

2 have been replaced by perlick taps. 4 to go!
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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Sorry for your loss. I have lost a lot more beer than that because of picnic faucets getting pinched or caught in something. I am more cautious now and am saving up for some proper faucets and a dedicated kegerator though.
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My solution was to run a line of picture hanging wire across the front. I hang the picnic taps by their lever. No more unexpected spills, no more bending over like a sucker to find the right tap.

2 have been replaced by perlick taps. 4 to go!
My fridge had a glass shelf that had broken. The metal frame for the shelf is perfect for keeping lines where the should be, and hanging taps.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:00 PM   #8
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I was usually pretty good about making sure the lines were down in the bottom before I close the lid, but I got taking about beer and became a little distracted. Im just glad it wasnt a full one. This got me looking at all the keezer threads... Some really nice work by HBT members.
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This is a sad story of loss!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:21 PM   #10
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I had a thanksgiving situation as well, but mine was due to 35 family members kicking my first kegged beer in a matter of hours. Bye Bye Kolsch.


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