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Hands on Review: NukaTap Forward Sealing Beer Faucets! + Limited Time Deal Ends TONIGHT

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


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An extra $30, depending on order size: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.

This is set to end sometime on the evening of 4/12 or the morning of 4/13.

NukataTap Faucets & Accessories


Nukatap Beer Faucet

There are several different beer faucets to choose from when equipping your keezer. The most basic type differentiation is forward sealing versus rear sealing. The rear sealing are the most common type you will find in bars, with a sliding piston visible that comes out through the front of the faucet. Those faucets don’t do well unless you have a continuous flow of beer like is found in a bar. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you pour a lot of beer so the rearward sealing faucets will be fine. They’ll gum up and stick and you’ll be cursing that decision! So the popular homebrew faucets are forward sealing.

The long-time favorite forward sealing faucet for homebrewers was the Perlick brand, but they were expensive. Kegland introduced Intertap – Hands on Review – with a design variation of the forward sealing faucet and a more affordable price. Now Kegland has improved on their Intertap design with the new Nukatap faucet. As everything I’ve tried/researched from Kegland, they take a product and then engineer specific improvements to it- either to make it available at a lower cost or for specific improved homebrew functions.

With the Nukatap, Kegland focused on improving/reducing the propensity of beer to foam while being poured. Beer foaming is simply the act of dissolved CO2 coming out of the beer and then converting to gas at the surface of your beer. Cold beer can hold more CO2 than warm beer, so as carbonated beer warms, it causes CO2 to come out of solution and thus create foam. Similarly, beer under pressure can hold more CO2 than beer that is not under pressure. So as beer goes from the pressurized keg and into your unpressurized glass, this also causes CO2 to come out of solution and create foam.

Nukatap on Left, Intertap on RightNukatap on Right, Perlick on Left

The first design action Kegland did for Nukatap was on the sealing mechanism. One big challenge at fighting beer foam is how to get the beer around the sealing mechanism inside the faucet. Perlick faucets use a ball to seal and shut off the flow. As beer passes by the ball, the flow creates a low pressure zone on the backside of the ball, and thus beer goes from high pressure to low inside the faucet, creating an opportunity to foam. Intertap faucets use a football-shaped shuttle inside the faucet. This shape is less prone to the low pressure zone like a sphere has. Nukatap has a variation on the Intertap football shape, and Kegland kept tweaking it to keep the flow calm as it passed around the sealing shuttle inside. The shape ended up looking like an old-school atom bomb, and hence the “Nuke tap” name was born.


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4 x Picnic Tap Faucets – $5.99, $1.50 each + free prime ship

PERA 4 PACK Picnic Tap faucet Disconnects spigot keg bottling Bucket Tap

PERA 4 PACK Picnic Tap faucets

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  • Durable Construction, Easily Dismantled for Cleaning and Sanitation;
  • Operates up to 20 PSI Serving Pressure;
  • 1/4″ Barb Hose Connection,Heating 3/16 Tubing and Stretch Over Barb for Clamp;
  • Used for Draft Beer Home Brew Soda;

 

4/12/21 6 AM Central: These are selling for just $5.82. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

PERA 4 PACK Picnic Tap faucet Disconnects spigot keg bottling Bucket Tap – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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MoreBeer Chrome Plated Beer Faucet – $11.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

morebeer chrome beer faucetBeer Faucet – Chrome With Brass Lever from MoreBeer

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This chrome plated Draft Beer Faucet will keep your bar or kegerator looking great for years to come.

This is an industry standard faucet for draft beer that fits North American shanks and towers. Brass body with quick action brass lever.

Specifications:
Body Thread: 1 1/8” – 18 Thread (North American Beer Industry Standard)
Lever Thread: 3/8” – 16 UNC (Unified Coarse Thread); FIts standard tap handles.
Chrome Plated Brass Body
Brass Lever

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $11.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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Pin Lock Gas and Liquid Line Assemblies – $16.78, best price + What’s the Difference? Ball Lock Kegs vs Pin Lock

PERA 3/16" pin lock MFL beer line assembly & 5/16" pin lock gas line assembly for home brewing

PERA 3/16″ pin lock MFL beer line assembly & 5/16″ pin lock gas line assembly for home brewing

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  • Liquid Line Include: Pin Lock Liquid Disconnect MFL, Swivel Nuts, Beer Hose ID 1/4” OD 5/16” Length 3ft, 2 PCS Free Beer Hose Clamp, Picnic Tap, Already Assembly;
  • Gas Line Include: Pin Lock Gas Disconnect MFL, Swivel Nuts, Gas Hose ID 5/16” OD 9/16” Length 5ft, 2 PCS Free Beer Hose Clamp, Already Assembly;
  • Use: The Assembled Pin Lock Beer Line used for Cornelius Style Pin Lock Keg, Works for Beer or Soda;
  • Multi-Usage, carbonated seltzer water, home brew, different beverage, outdoor picnics, keg cleaning;

 

4/8/21 10 AM Central: This combo is selling for $16.78. That’s just 9 cents shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

PERA 3/16″ pin lock MFL beer line assembly & 5/16″ pin lock gas line assembly for home brewing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands on Review: NukaTap Forward Sealing Beer Faucets! + Limited Time Deal

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

An extra $30, depending on order size: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.

NukataTap Faucets & Accessories at Adventures in Homebrewing


Nukatap Beer Faucet

There are several different beer faucets to choose from when equipping your keezer. The most basic type differentiation is forward sealing versus rear sealing. The rear sealing are the most common type you will find in bars, with a sliding piston visible that comes out through the front of the faucet. Those faucets don’t do well unless you have a continuous flow of beer like is found in a bar. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you pour a lot of beer so the rearward sealing faucets will be fine. They’ll gum up and stick and you’ll be cursing that decision! So the popular homebrew faucets are forward sealing.

The long-time favorite forward sealing faucet for homebrewers was the Perlick brand, but they were expensive. Kegland introduced Intertap – Hands on Review – with a design variation of the forward sealing faucet and a more affordable price. Now Kegland has improved on their Intertap design with the new Nukatap faucet. As everything I’ve tried/researched from Kegland, they take a product and then engineer specific improvements to it- either to make it available at a lower cost or for specific improved homebrew functions.

With the Nukatap, Kegland focused on improving/reducing the propensity of beer to foam while being poured. Beer foaming is simply the act of dissolved CO2 coming out of the beer and then converting to gas at the surface of your beer. Cold beer can hold more CO2 than warm beer, so as carbonated beer warms, it causes CO2 to come out of solution and thus create foam. Similarly, beer under pressure can hold more CO2 than beer that is not under pressure. So as beer goes from the pressurized keg and into your unpressurized glass, this also causes CO2 to come out of solution and create foam.

Nukatap on Left, Intertap on RightNukatap on Right, Perlick on Left

The first design action Kegland did for Nukatap was on the sealing mechanism. One big challenge at fighting beer foam is how to get the beer around the sealing mechanism inside the faucet. Perlick faucets use a ball to seal and shut off the flow. As beer passes by the ball, the flow creates a low pressure zone on the backside of the ball, and thus beer goes from high pressure to low inside the faucet, creating an opportunity to foam. Intertap faucets use a football-shaped shuttle inside the faucet. This shape is less prone to the low pressure zone like a sphere has. Nukatap has a variation on the Intertap football shape, and Kegland kept tweaking it to keep the flow calm as it passed around the sealing shuttle inside. The shape ended up looking like an old-school atom bomb, and hence the “Nuke tap” name was born.


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NUKATAP (Intertap v2!) Forward Sealing Faucets – Back in Stock at AIH, LESS than old version + Check Out Our Hands on Review!

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Nuktatap Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet from Adventures in Homebrewing

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The NUKATAP beer faucet features a forward sealing design. With normal rear-sealing faucets the whole faucet has to drain beer. In forward-sealing faucets the faucet keeps beer in it so the inside doesn’t have a chance to get sticky, making cleaning much easier. It also reduces the chance of off flavors transferring to your beer while you pour.

This is similar to the Intertap line of faucets, but with improved laminar flow and reduced first pour foam due to its lower thermal mass. The NUKATAP is compatible with all Intertap spout accessories.

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

 

NUKATAP Beer Faucet – Stainless Steel

Hands on Review: NukaTap Forward Sealing Beer Faucets!

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TWO x Picnic Tap Ball Lock Beer Line Assemblies – $15.99, $8 each + free prime ship

FERRODAY 1/4" Ball Lock Beer Line Assembly, 3ft Liquid Line Picnic Tap Ball Lock Quick Disconnect Faucet Food Safe Clear Tube kit for Cornelius Keg Wine Making Soda Dispensing Water Keg Fitting

2 Pack 3ft Beer Line Assembly, 3/16” Ball Lock Disconnect Liquid Tubing, Party Beverage Dispensing Hose Kit with 3 Picnic Tap & 4 Hose Clamps

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  • [Easy for Beer Dispensing & Cleaning] Our beer line assembly is for dispensing beer from beer kegs easily and allows directly cleaning after use. Its picnic faucet enables one hand control and provides easy pouring. Ball lock disconnect can be quickly attached to or removed from cornelius kegs, pepsi keg, ball lock keg. All parts are pre-assembled, so it can work directly once you get it.
  • [No Leak & Kink Problem] Each liquid dispensing tube kit is manual fixed and screwed by hose clamp to ensure a solid connection between tap and beer line without leak problem. The hose is light and flexible that won’t kink or get brittle when cold. Convenient to use and store for anytime, anywhere.
  • [Economical & Practical Homebrew Tool] 2 pack beer dispensing kit with extra beer tap as replacement, you don’t need to buy extra faucet. The beer line is durable with long service time. It can transfer beer, soda water and other beverages. Ideal for party, picnic, bars, homebrew!
  • [Food Grade Material] Vinyl hose promises BPA free and won’t affect liquid original taste. Stainless steel clamps and nuts prevent erosion after long time use. It can be easily cleaned sterilized. Enjoy your fresh beer and beverage with our beer line kit.

 

4/3/21 12 AM Central: These are selling for $15.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

2 Pack 3ft Beer Line Assembly, 3/16” Ball Lock Disconnect Liquid Tubing, Party Beverage Dispensing Hose Kit with 3 Picnic Tap & 4 Hose Clamps – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Trick Your System Out with Intertap or Nukatap Faucets and Get a FREE William’s Brewing Vacuum Insulated Pint + Hands on Reviews

intertap faucets

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.

There are four different faucets available: Chrome plated, stainless steel, stainless steel with flow control, and gold plated stainless steel with flow control along with a variety of accessories, replacement parts and add ons.

Nukatap forward sealing faucets are Kegland’s follow up to Intertap.  They work with all Intertap spout accessories and sport a number of improvement

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