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What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do? – New Picnic Tap w/Flow Control

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In order to properly serve a pint of beer from your kegerator you need to have a balanced system.  You decide what carbonation level you’d like to serve and what temperature you want your beer to be and set a CO2 pressure based on those two factors.  To pour a proper pint, well carbonated without excessive foam, you need to balance your system.  Balancing offsets your set CO2 pressure with the proper amount of resistance.  Not enough resistance = fast pouring and excessively foamy beers.  Too much resistance = beer pours too slowly or not at all.   Each component along the way provides some resistance.  Typically most of the resistance comes in the form of adding more beer line.  More line = more resistance.  For a full rundown of this see: Step by Step Balancing Your Kegerator Draft System

What do flow control faucets do?

Flow control faucets feature a built in flow compensator that allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store and serve these beers at higher pressures.  Instead of replacing your beer line with ever increasing lengths of tubing, you simply turn a knob to increase resistance.

In my opinion Intertap and Perlick are top faucet manufacturers and both have a flow control model.

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KegLand Nukatap FLOW CONTROL Stainless Steel Faucet – now… $47.70 + comparisons

KegLand Nukatap Beverage Faucet | Patented Forward Sealing Design | Flow Control | Stainless Steel | Beer Tap | Interchangeable Spouts

KegLand Nukatap Beverage Faucet | Patented Forward Sealing Design | Flow Control | Stainless Steel | Beer Tap | Interchangeable Spouts

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  • Made from stainless steel
  • Shuttle made from TPV
  • O-rings made from EPDM
  • Chrome finish

 

Flow control faucets feature a built in flow compensator that allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store and serve these beers at higher pressures.  Instead of replacing your beer line with ever increasing lengths of tubing, you simply turn a knob to increase resistance.

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KegLand Nukatap Beverage Faucet | Patented Forward Sealing Design | Flow Control | Stainless Steel | Beer Tap | Interchangeable Spouts – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Ends Today: Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets… $19.99!

Intertap Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet

Intertap forward sealing faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets

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This works on chrome Intertaps.

Intertap Faucet – Chrome Plated – $19.99 w/promo code SUPER20

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Also available in stainless: Intertap Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet

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Intertap Forward Sealing Faucet, Stainless Steel

Intertap Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet

Intertap Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet

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  • Stainless Steel
  • Forward Sealing
  • Easy Cleaning
  • Sliding Shuttle O-Ring Guide

 

Intertap faucets are outstanding. Check out my Hands on Review

Intertap Faucet | Stainless Steel | Forward Sealing | Easy Cleaning | Sliding Shuttle O-Ring Guide – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Amazon Gift Card to Spend?… Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets + Hands on Review

Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets

Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets

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  • Fill bottles of beer, directly from your tap/faucet with this innovative counter pressure filler.
  • Improves upon standard counter pressure fillers, as it plugs DIRECTLY into your draft system faucet (tap). Most solutions require you to hook up a separate liquid line, which is not something standard draft systems have setup and requires additional prep (i.e. more time). With the Tapcooler, you can have it setup and ready to go in less than a minute!
  • Connecting your CO2 line is also a snap. You can either hook up directly with a 3/16 in. push-fit line, or connect your line to the included barb fitting.
  • With the Tapcooler design, your beer AND CO2 are filled from the bottom of the bottle through the telescoping bottle connection tube. First CO2 flows down into the bottom of the bottle to flush from the bottom up. Next you open the tap and beer flows down the same tube, filling from the bottom up. The result is a more effective purging of oxygen and little to no foam during the filling process.
  • The filler features a push button CO2 purge valve which allows you to purge the bottle of oxygen before & after filling. It also includes an adjustable pressure relief valve, giving you the ability to change the filling speed. The pressure relief valve also acts as an overflow port for excess beer/foam to escape when filling.

 

Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Kegland DuoTight Draft Beer Gun… on sale for $11.49

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

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This KegLand ABS plastic Draft Beer Gun is perfect for outdoor dispensing. Just pull the trigger handle to open the valve to dispense. Features a DuoTight compatible hose barb on the bottom for attaching DuoTight Reducer item Z84.
We recommend 4-5′ of 3/16″ when using 3/16″ interior diameter line, and 10′ if you are using the wider 1/4″ interior diameter line.

This lightweight molded gun weighs 4 ounces, and is constructed of food grade ABS plastic, with a stainless piston and hose barb.

 


 

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

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Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets – $21.24 w/coupon

Intertap Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet

Intertap forward sealing faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets

Save 15%

This works on chrome Intertaps.

Intertap Faucet – Chrome Plated – $21.24 w/promo code HOLIDAZE15

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Also available in stainless: Intertap Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet

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Intertap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucets

Intertap D1210 Forward Sealing Beer Faucet (Stainless Steel),Small

Intertap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucet

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  • An all stainless steel faucet that has forward sealing technology (similar to per lick)
  • Compatible with all standard shanks and towers
  • Modular threaded spout allows you to use this tap as a growler filler, or for dispensing stout, all as easy as threading in a different tip (sold separately)
  • All stainless steel construction
  • Lever thread is 3/8" - 16 unc, body thread is 1 1/8" - 18 thread (north American beer industry standard)

 

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.

Intertap D1210 Forward Sealing Beer Faucet (Stainless Steel) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Perlick 630SS Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucets – from $50.69, Save 22% + free ship eligible

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Perlick 630SS Stainless Steel, Forwarding Sealing Faucets from Adventures in Homebrewing

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Perlick’s 630SS Stainless Steel, Forward Sealing Beer and Wine Faucets are unique in both appearance and function. Perlick’s revolutionary ball and floating O-ring design prevents beer from being exposed to air. As a result, the handle lever doesn’t stick, and there is no build up of mold and bacteria in the faucet body. The micro-finished interior produces a smooth flow with less foaming ensuring a perfect pour every time. Fewer internal parts means better reliability and fewer service calls. Easy to clean-may be cleaned in place-Saves Time and Money.


 

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Perlick Stainless Steel 630ss Perl Faucet

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Works With Tapcooler!

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Torpedo Hand Held STAINLESS STEEL Beer Faucet – Finally A Stainless Picnic Tap! – $15.99, Limited Availability Deal + Hands on Review

Torpedo Keg Hand Held Stainless Steel Beer Faucet D1264

Torpedo Keg Hand Held Stainless Steel Beer Faucet via MoreBeer

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Finally, a high-quality stainless steel hand held faucet for discerning beer servers on the go. For too long there have been no other options than the standard plastic picnic tap or cobra tap. Torpedo Keg decided to fill the void with a top-shelf mobile draft faucet made with stainless components. You’ll feel the quality in the smooth pouring action and love the weight of it in your hand. This is definitely not the beer tap you used in college!

1/4″ OD outlet barb will work well with 1/4″ or 3/16″ ID draft tubing.


 

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Torpedo Keg Hand Held Stainless Steel Beer Faucet D1264

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