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Old 01-30-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on how I can lock/protect my keezer taps from a child? My 19 month old is almost tall enough and reach them and, well, she's in to everything so I know it's just a matter of time before the dumps 5 gallons of home brew out on to the floor one of these days.


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Old 01-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Disconnect the liquid lines from the kegs when not in use.


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Old 01-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Google search turned up these

http://alcoholcontrols.com/tapbeerlocks.html
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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I thought about those for when my kids get to a certain age but at $40 a pop, for 4 taps that's a lot. I'd rather have a lock on opening the keezer top and have the liquid lines disconnected.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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pics of the tap setup would help
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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I used to use small ball valves in line (you can get 1/4" ones in chrome or plastic versions, but not sure about stainless) to turn off taps to the old kegerator in college. I havent implemented such on the current setup, but will soon since my son is getting more mobile and curious. I like it better since the ball locks dribble a bit everytime you disconnect them from the keg...which tends to make a mess after a while.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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I always thought expanding on the idea shown here would be a great way to lock them

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/addi...ml#post1305964
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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my plan is initially to just take the tap handles off when not in use - def curious what other options there are besides disconnecting the liquid line each time
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I did think about disconnecting the lines but like someone said they do dribble when you pull them off which can become a sticky mess in the bottom of your keezer over time. It is probably the easiest option though. If you poppet gets stuck open when the hose come off it could make an even more decent mess pretty quickly.

Putting a valve in-line to stop the flow is intriguing. I may look in to doing something like that in the long term.
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I think I am going to try splicing one of these into one of my beer lines and see how well it works.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/s...-1-4-barb.html


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