Starbucks nitro faucet brand?

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I was at Starbucks today and ordered the nitro cold brew. While waiting for my drink I noticed the nitro faucet was different from any I'd seen before, but I can't find them anywhere online, so I thought I'd ask here. Can anyone tell me what brand this is?
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Looks like a ROTOTAP w/ flow control and stout spout.
 

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My daughter used to work at Starbucks. I'll see if she can find out .

Well sorry I'm no help. She has no idea. They didnt have that set up where she was.
 
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Ooo thanks for that! Looks about right. Can't find the stout option though; maybe it's a Starbucks exclusive?
Looks like something they do.

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Huh. Probably a slim chance of laying hands on one, but I like the design. It still might be worth an email; worst that can happen is they say no. It looks like it would be less likely to wear out/leak like a standard nitro faucet diaphragm does (EDIT: I'm assuming the guts are based on the same design as the ROTOtap, just with a different spout.)

That said, I've had my nitro setup for a couple years now and still haven't used it, so if I'm thinking logically it's obviously not a high priority. Still, shiny and new, so I obviously need it!
 

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I have the intertaps . Just a swap of the tip and I have a nitro tap. I hear ya on the how many times you use your nitro set up. At my pace its about once a year lol. I'm the same way with shiny new toys haha
 
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I have the intertaps . Just a swap of the tip and I have a nitro tap. I hear ya on the how many times you use your nitro set up. At my pace its about once a year lol. I'm the same way with shiny new toys haha
I have a couple Intertaps and stout spouts as well. While I haven't used them (the stout faucets), I've heard mixed reviews. That said, it's the cheapest, simplest option for the occasional nitro brew. I also have a Micromatic stout faucet, for which they recommend not allowing the handle to exceed a 45-degree angle or else risk damage to the diaphragm. I've been looking at the Taprite model, which doesn't have that warning, but the ROTOtap (apparently) eliminates that concern, and the diaphragm, altogether.
 
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I can assure you they're awesome. I set my beer gas to 35psi . I get a nice solid minute cascade . I cant put up a video but heres a gif of it .20181129_180039_1.gif
 

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I have a couple Intertaps and stout spouts as well. While I haven't used them (the stout faucets), I've heard mixed reviews.
I sold my Guinness faucet when I got the Intertap ones.
 
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It's been a little over two years, and I'm bringing this one back. We bought a house and I'm finally getting the brewery set up after more than a year and a half! The built-in "beverage cooler" in the kitchen died, and we just replaced it with a kegerator; I had to promise the wife that it would be used primarily for coffee since I have an 8-tap kegerator in the basement.

I currently have an Intertap (RIP) on the kitchen kegerator, but I just saw a Starbucks commercial the other day that showed this faucet, and it's jumpstarted my obsession all over again.

So, has anyone seen one of these for sale? When I first emailed the ROTOtap people about it my email went unanswered, and I've never seen one anywhere other than Starbucks. I'm beginning to resent Starbucks for hoarding these awesome faucets!
 

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Arrgh! So close!

There are all kinds of Rototap faucets but the ones with the apparent stout spout seem rare.
But I came across a service bulletin for that Rototap faucet here: https://www.multiplexbeverage.com/asset/?id=fobwou&regions=us&prefLang=en
Check out the pictures - aside from the handle that's definitely the faucet pictured at the top of this thread.

Ok, so it's a Multiplex brand, owned by Welbilt (list of brands here Welbilt - Our Brands).
So we go to this page: Multiplex Beverage - Search
Scroll down ~2/3rd of the page to the "Rototap" heading in red font on the left - and try clicking on it.
Multiplex Beverage - Product

"Sorry - you can't see this"

WTF?

Ok, fine - you can change your region to the UK, reload the page, et voila!
But it's just the generic version shown - can't seem to get the stout faucet to show up...
 
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Following the link in post #4, the TRUpour fonts seem to have the nitro variant installed, but that's about it. The "Related Products" links to the standard edition. Don't these people realize that homebrewers, and the craft beer industry as a whole, like shiny objects? C'mon, Multiplex - get it together!
 
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