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Kevin Kowalczyk
Junior Member
Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 84
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 08:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this something I could make using fittings from the hardware store? It connects your faucet directly to your corny for portability:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/18286/

I don't want to pay $10 plus shipping for something I could get locally.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1514
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.219.225.62
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One end is a 1/4 inch flare fitting (the side that connects to the keg QD).

The other side, the side that connects to the faucet, is not something you'd find at a HW store. It's the same as the faucet connection on a shank like you'd use to go thru the door of your beer fridge.

http://morebeer.com/search/102246

And BTW, the thread on the back of the shank is called a "beer thread" (where the tailpiece is held on by the "beer nut"). It's not a standard thread either.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
Junior Member
Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 85
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you're saying I have to buy the adapter.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 1316
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 139.76.224.66
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 10:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that sums it up. Unless you have access to a metal lathe and are good at fabrication. but then again, you'd need to buy one anyway to get the dimensions.
 

Tim Copeland
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Username: Hammer

Post Number: 192
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 65.93.87.222
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah I have one and they are very slick for traveling with cornies. you`ll have to buy it tho.... if you have a decent LHBS they may have one (mine did)
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1455
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.32.253.156
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 04:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pardon my ignorance, but can you give me a scenario where you'd need something like this? I'm confused. You're taking beer from a keg to a faucet to another keg?
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 89
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 67.167.4.225
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 05:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your ignorance is pardoned. Here's the scenario:

I bring a corny to a party. It fits very nicely in my 5 gallon gatorade cooler, with ice. I have the compact co2 injector hooked up to the keg which uses the 12 or 16g co2 cartridges. I can hook up a picnic tap to the beer out, or be slightly more professional and hook up an actual faucet. I need to fit the faucet directly to the quick connect out.
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1461
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.32.253.156
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 05:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, I see. Most (ok, all) of the people that drink from my kegs at parties don't seem to mind the cobra tap. I am a happy slob.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
Junior Member
Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 90
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 67.167.4.225
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 05:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You must have better beer than I do Graham, I have to pretty mine up.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1298
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 66.21.193.16
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Like Graham, I was a slob with the cobras until I made the portable draft tower. One thing that always aggravated me with the picnic faucets was the propensity to foam even with the same amount of chilled beer line I had on the home draft system. Obviously, more turbulence at the spigot. Even dialing down the CO2 pressure gave mixed results. I know it really isnít an issue at a frat house party where these things often find themselves, but I hated struggling with the foam factor to serve good homebrew at a picnic. So, I can understand the benefits, (both esthetically and practically) of using this contraption . . should work famously Kevin, though you will have to bleed the keg pressure before use.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8360
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

DH, you brought to mind an image (I know, it was a long time ago and the brain cells are hazy) from a party where there was a contest to see how long you could keep the cobra tap open and in your mouth.

The corny keg faucet is a nice but expensive touch. The custom part is the adapter to the flare fitting. As Bob notes, if you were a good machinist you could make one (actually many with a CNC lathe), but you'd need to buy one to use as the model.
 

Paul Edwards
Senior Member
Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1515
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.219.225.62
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 01:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kevin,

I went downstairs just now and rummaged around in my draft parts bin. Turns out I have one the faucet adapters that you're asking about.

I've had it a long time, maybe 10 years or more. I still use it some, but since I got my 4-tap jockey box, it doesn't get used as much when we throw a party. Last time I used it was on a 3 gal corny of beer I took out to "Symphony on the Prairie".

Anyway, I think, and I might be wrong, but I think it came from Listermann Mfg.

Oh, and like the morebeer.com site says, it doesn't work with Ventmatic taps. I just tried.

Somebody with some decent metal lathe skills and the tap to cut the 1/4 female flare threads could probably turn one out in no time. But it'd require a tap and drill and lathe cutter to be able to turn stainless. I suppose you could make one in brass, but that wouldn't be classy.

You can buy the faucet collar separately.
 

Mike A.
Intermediate Member
Username: Mike_a

Post Number: 402
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 128.173.15.155
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kevin, here's something you might consider, just put a tap right on the cooler.
Keg Cooler
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
Junior Member
Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 93
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 06:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just found out my LHBS has it, $12. Although I get a discount for being in the local brew club. I think I'll buy one for my keg of Superbowl Stout that is being served this weekend.