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Old 10-13-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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I hope I am putting this in the right place if not please move it where it belongs.
I am thinking about getting this Tap-A-Draft system http://www.thegrape.net/browse.cfm/4,10280.htm

Any one have anything to say about it good or bad?


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Old 10-13-2007, 02:47 AM   #2
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I have a set and like it a lot. It doesn't force carb very well, but it fits in my fridge great. And it so much less of a pain than bottling. Just 3 big bottles!

However, the only thing I don't like about it is it slows down after the bottle is about half empty. Often I remove a spent CO2 cartridge after its half empty and add another to speed up the pour.

I will admit though, I wanted the option of force carbing, so I have moved on to kegging.
And I have never seen a nitrogen cartridge for them anywhere.


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Old 10-13-2007, 02:58 AM   #3
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I have 9, 6 liter bottles, and two dispensing heads, and have been pretty happy over all.

I will be moving to a keg set up soon, and the tap-a-draft was never anything more than a transitional system for me.

If you have the space, I would recommend considering going directing to a keg set up. You don't need to go all out, a small fridge with picnic taps is better than the tap-a-draft.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:02 AM   #4
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I used the Tap-A-Draft for awhile before kegging and I liked it very much. Alot easier than messing with all those bottles. I just filled them and added the sugar drops into them which made it easier the mixing the corn sugar.
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very cool does anyone want to sell on they are not using anymore?
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:37 AM   #6
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And I have never seen a nitrogen cartridge for them anywhere.
It takes a standard 8 gram cartridge. Whipped cream chargers, which are nitrogen, would fit in there just fine.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:33 AM   #7
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Whipped cream chargers, which are nitrogen,
Wow, that just brought back some memories!
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Once you fill the Tap-a-Draft bottles how long will they last?

I've heard only 6 weeks which makes me want to go with the Party Pig.
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will it really take six weeks to drink? I have found it takes longer to make a batch from start to finish than it does to drink it. If each bottle lasts 6 weeks and you have 3 bottles per batch I think it will last just fine.


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