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Old 10-04-2022, 11:41 AM   #1
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Beer Taps

I know this is an odd one but figured I'd ask here before cold calling off Google - Our new house has a wet bar in the basement that the prior owner built. I'm looking to get a few beer taps installed to pour beer. Anyone know how to do that or have someone that can?

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Old 10-10-2022, 12:06 PM   #2
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Old 10-10-2022, 05:12 PM   #3
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I gave up and ended up buying a freestanding unit. Just need to drill a hole through the countertop to make it work but that shouldn't be too difficult. I think.

So excited for draft beer.
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Well, you're going to need to do a few things with that freestanding unit.
First, make sure it can be installed under counter, not all of them can. If it's not an under-counter mount it might work for a while but will eventually fail if it can't get fresh air circulation around it.

Second: You'll need a relatively airtight tube between the inside of the fridge and the taps. If you're using a tower on the countertop, there needs to be a sealed pathway between the cooler and the faucets, and a way to circulate the air in the tower or the beer in the tower and the faucets will get warm and you'll get a glass of foam, not beer.

Third: You'll need a CO2 bottle and regulator to push the beer out of the keg(s). The pressure you'll set the regulator to will depend on the temperature of the beer. This won't just push the beer, it'll keep it carbonated. This page has a lot of good info.

https://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table/

Fourth: You'll need a way to clean the lines. You can buy ready-made stuff or DIY depending on how handy you are.


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Thanks for the tips. I ended up already buying this one and it should be already at my house today: https://www.beermeister.com/products...ree-shipping-1

I'm not sure yet how I'm going to install it because insulating the lines between hole in the bar countertop and the top of the kegerator looks a bit complicated. I'm actually thinking of just installing the tower right to the kegerator and shimming the bottom of the kegerator until it's as close to the countertop as possible. It will be shorter, but at least it will be sealed. I've seen people use home depot insulation and glue but that isn't very elegant and I don't think it will be very efficient either. That's my only concern at the moment.
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Bishop, thanks for your help. Definitely wouldn't have known what to do with the CO2 pressures without that table.

It's installed and running. Just one keg in for now but I'll pick up another this week. Still need to make some final adjustments. I accidentally turned off CO2 after installing it and I think the beer started to go a bit flat because it doesn't taste as good as it usually does. That's my fault I think. The CO2 regulator I have in this thing is pretty terrible so that is a future upgrade. But overall, pretty happy with it. Just in time for my wife to tell me we are hosting Thanksgiving for both sides of the family.
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Just in time for my wife to tell me we are hosting Thanksgiving for both sides of the family.
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