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Old 05-18-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Tap a draft system

I've had my tap a draft system for about 4 months now but have only used it once. I'm not sure if I did something wrong the time i used it but the beer just didn't seem carbonated enough so I just went back to bottling. I followed the instructions as far as the amount of priming sugar and everything. I'm ready to get my American cream ale out of the secondary tomorrow and I'm wanting to give the tap a draft system a second chance. How much priming sugar should I use?? Also, is there a trick to attaching the CO2/tap handle? Every time I would put it on the mini keg, tons of the pressure would release and I would lose about a pint of beer.

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Maybe someone has a better experience than me with them, but you have to put the bottles on their side and I have trouble with them leaking when they build up pressure. That's only with the caps. No problems leaking when the tap is installed.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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I just use my usual amount of priming sugar (4 oz Corn Sugar/5 gal Beer) and I've had nothing but good results from my Tap-a-Draft. It usually takes me two cartridges to fully dispense one bottle.
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Past Brews: Ferocious IPA, Belgian Witbier, Pyramid ESB, American Cream Ale, Cascade Pale Ale, Graham's Cider, Cherry Cider, Man's Best Friend Wheat
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