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Old 04-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
Aug 2009
Ipswich UK
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I just set up my new pair of stout taps, as seen here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/anyo...e-taps-323418/

Now one has a 3/16 fitting and the other is a 5/16.
No w the flow on these are terrible, one is slow, the other drips out!
I will try and explain what I have done, as I used all part s I had avalia ble saince ythe rest of my perlicks are 3/8. Hopefully I can explain in a wrritten diagram.
The first tap which just dribbles out Is set up like this...

Tap(3/16 standard fitting) - 3/16 beer line - 3/16 to 3/8 adapter - 3-8 ball lock disconnect - keg.

The second which is better but has very slow flow rate is this

Tap (5/16 standard fitting) - 5/16 to 3/16 adapter - 3/16 beer line - 3/16 to 3/8 adapter - 3/8 ball lock disconnect - keg

Any ideas? Is it the adapters killing the flow? Also when testing I'm using the same keg with same pressure which pours great from my perlicks on 3/8 beerline

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
Nov 2010
Mahopac, NY
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Your beer line should not have adapters it will
only create turbulence. Those are stout taps. You need to run beergas not co2 at 25-30 psi. What psi are you running? If you don't have beergas you can probably take out the flow restricter to use as a regular faucet, but I'm not sure.

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
Apr 2011
., Connecticut
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you can use regular CO2 with a stout tap only if you like your beers to be room temperature. you do need 20-30 PSI to get the beer thru the restrictor though.

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