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Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:09:28 PM »
I'm curious if something like this would be better for home-serving instead of a planned picnic style faucet. Thoughts?

https://www.morebeer.com/products/faucet-quick-disconnect-assembly.html#

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Re: Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 02:50:27 PM »
With picnic taps and the right length of line your carbonation pressure and serving pressure can be the same. The problem with one of those is that the serving pressure for one of those is very low.

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Re: Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 02:53:15 PM »
Good point. Additionally the more I think about it, having to use that inside of a chest freezer would be a PITA.

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Re: Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 04:31:27 PM »
Best replacement for the picnic tap is a shank and a Perlick. Enjoy pouring as much as drink. With or without the flow control just works great. Never leaks.
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Re: Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 04:33:57 PM »
Best replacement for the picnic tap is a shank and a Perlick. Enjoy pouring as much as drink. With or without the flow control just works great. Never leaks.

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Re: Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 04:51:08 PM »
With or without the flow control just works great. Never leaks.

IME, the flow control ones are very difficult to keep from leaking around that itty bitty side seal. We ended up replacing all of ours with regular Perlicks.
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Re: Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 05:30:10 PM »
I saw this recently: hand held faucet with flow control.

Note: I have never seen one or used one.

http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2015/04/german-made-flow-control-beer-gun-faucet-49-95.html