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Rick Hawley
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 55
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 24.249.211.197
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How well does it work when you connect a faucet to a disconnect. I was considering trying it for a wedding I am bringing Beer to but I don't want to fight Foaming issues. What PSI would you need to serve at? There may be a jockey box available for me to share but I might be more comfortable doing my own thing. I do have a cobra tap but I would like a better presentation.

Any thoughts/advice on portable co2 injectors would also be appreciated.
 

michael atkins
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Username: Mga

Post Number: 719
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.215.47.123
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 06:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rick -

I would think that a faucet connected to a disconnect would work just the same as a cobra tap with the same dispensing psi requirements. 10-12 psi.

I use the small cartridge portable co2 injector on kegs when I go on fishing trips (with cobra tap) and it works just fine.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/KEG_INJECTOR_SYSTEM_P1762C44.cfm

You will need to add a new cartridge frequently. Actually I use only one per 3 gallon keg, but it's way slow (but adequate for a couple of fishing buddies)compared to the flow possibly necessary for a thirsty wedding guest mob waiting in line for drinks.
 

Rick Hawley
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Post Number: 56
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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 07:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I always thought that the serving tubing reduced the pressure 2psi per foot. Therefore if you have a 5ft liquid hose then you are dispensing at 2 psi if your regulator is at 12 psi. I was thinking that with no tubing involved the pressure would need to be cut way back.
 

Paul Muth
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Post Number: 458
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 12:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can set it up like this:

Keg Tap

Pull up the beer dip tube (inside the keg) and put a few feet of beer line on it. Move the tube to the side and coil the line at the bottom of the keg. You should not have any problems doing it that way.

Another alternative is this Beer On The Go
 

Nephalist
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 06:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul,
I can see the tubing on the inside providing the resistance that reduces the pressure at the tap, but why bother? To make a cleaner tap "look" on the outside? Nonetheless, it's an idea I've never heard of before...
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used to slide a bit of aquarium air hose down the dip tube to provide back pressure. I don't bother anymore.
 

Bill Pierce
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Post Number: 10460
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You would be more concerned about the line length if you were trying to maintain proper carbonation over a period of time. But typically these QD faucets are used to serve at a party or one-time function, so it's far less of a problem. Merely back off on the pressure at the regulator until you get a good pour without too much foam. When you have the keg back on your regular dispensing system you can use the correct pressure and line length for the carbonation level you wish.
 

Bob Wall
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 04:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is funny how we tend to over-think things. I have one of these adapters and use it all the time. When you arrive at your party, or event, simply bleed off the pressure, as it will have been jostled around during transport, then put C02 pressure back on. Lightly at first, then turn it up until you get a good pour. Why anyone would think they need to stick additional hose inside a keg is beyond me.
 

Paul Muth
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Post Number: 459
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 06:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


quote:

Why anyone would think they need to stick additional hose inside a keg is beyond me.


Well - You do it your way for your reasons. This does not mean that everyone has to do it "your way" just because you say so either.
 

Rick Hawley
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 07-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 03:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It worked well. Just connected it and backed down the pressure to avoid foam. The kegs were promptly drained. Everyone was happy.