DIY Mini Keg Tap

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smagic14

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Lots of help looking through the forums at northern Brewer

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=61167&sid=a8db9aaa13ef3041002c71151370d54f

But since I dont have many tools around the house and had some spare time I decided to make my own.:ban:

Here is the finished product:1381674_10201000782334225_493562506_n.jpg


Here is the list of Items that I bought:

Picnic Tap $6
Rubber Stopper: Two-Hole: Size 4 High Quality Black (Ebay $6 for 3)20131018_104051.jpg
Co2 Regulator (Had laying around house)
Co2 Dispenser Amazon ($15)
Brass Barb 3/8" Hose ID to 1/4" Hose ID Reducer Fitting Water Fuel Boat Splicer (Ebay $5 for 2)
4 Feet 3/8 ID hose ($2)
4 Feet 1/4 ID hose ($2)
1/8 in MIP x Close Brass pipe (Menards $2)
Brass Hose Barb 3/8 in ID x 1/4 in MIP (Menards $2)
Brass Pipe 1/4 in FIP x 1/8 in FIP (Menards $2)
Co2 Cartridges ($10 for 15 at Walmart)
Mini Keg ($9 Ebay)

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Pretty Simple to put together had to cut the hose a little like this :CIMG0963_ab.JPG

I had to make sure that I did not have any CO2 leaking from the different attachments to be able to get the to hose. This seemed to be the hardest part of the situation but using enough Teflon tape really helped the process.

I didnt have a "Bleeder" valve on the set up but had just something to see the PSI inside 20131018_104340.jpg

Without the CO2 Cartridges inside the dispenser by pressing the trigger I was able to regulate the CO2 inside the keg.

About to put my first brew in it tomorrow and naturally carb it with sugar. Will post back my results once i have tapped it!:tank::tank::ban::drunk:
 
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In case anyone was actually reading this...

Heres the third pour

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After about 5 minutes of it sitting there

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Worked out Pretty good
 

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Does the stopper hold under pressure or do you have to use something to hold it in place?
 
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Yo reading your project and it seems you are a winner on this one. I also mini-keg with a different setup. There are many ways to skin a cat!! Good work
 
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Does the stopper hold under pressure or do you have to use something to hold it in place?
Just saw your response... It hold pressure pretty well, it has popped off a couple of times when people have pumped it too much but I like it for what I use it for... I have since switched to using a paintball tank and regulator and it works really well for my "kegerator" which is one of these and a 3 gal keg
 
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