I think it will be neat to dispense my brews at the monthly brew meetings in.
This one version required a trip to the machine shop to thread the 3/4" MIP elbow to fit the 1-1/8"-18 thread of the faucet, BTW did you know NO ONE MAKES ANYTHING that fits a Beer Faucet thread other than few pieces you can find at Keg stores..? NOTHING... (#@$@ 1-1/8"-18 beer faucet threads.. $#$%#$#$ !!!) .. suffice it to say machine shops charge by the hour.. so I had them drill and thread the cap for me as well. I could have done that part.. but since it was there and they were charging me a full hour. BTW still waiting for a few pieces an 1/4" supply tube, and an o-ring to get it to work. Right now it does create and hold pressure, so there is no doubt it will work once the supply tube is inserted and the seal fashioned. So I have no doubt beer will come out of it in a day or two.
I will do a break down of the components I can this weekend sometime.
Anyway as I mentioned the one I did was a bit expensive, as I used a chrome metal pump and chrome beer faucet (Close to $50 or so for those two components with shipping), the brass fittings were close to $40, and then there was the aforementioned machine work. Lets suffice it to say.. the cool pump project took some funds from my soon to be All-Grain setup I haven't made yet. But it is really cool..
So that said, price could be drastically cut if you used a barb and tube with picnic faucet and plastic pump (That should be under $20 for those two and avoid the machine shop), and used all off the shelf components from Home Depot.
I plan on doing a second one to show how it was built, if anyone wants to buy it from me for the cost of the parts.
Thanks to Deep Woods Brew Products for shipping me a few extra tops to play with.
One more thing should mention.. it's not quite done yet. I am looking to add a sleeve or something to bottom to get better support of it.. Right now it is held in by 3 threads in the stainless steel top. I think if I add a sleeve over the smaller lower tube, it will better and that Tee could be tightened to have the tube support the bottom of the tee from the top of the cap, as opposed to just the threads in the cap.