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Does anyone sell better taps for pressure barrels?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 18:08
by MrBoy
My keg has been reliable until this brew, when the tap started leaking. Not from the thread, or the nozzle (I think) but the 'barrel' which allows you to rotate the tap.

My brewfridge has a puddle in it and I have some very stinky towels. I managed to tilt the barrel far enough that the tap is uncovered but the top is also not submerged, while it carbonates, but it is still probably going to end up flat.

Can you buy better quality taps? I normally bottle but Kegging is attractive for convenience and laziness...

Re: Does anyone sell better taps for pressure barrels?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 13:41
by robwalker
How long have you had it? In reality everything is going to leak at some point, better to just keep spare taps and seals around and check them before kegging.

Re: Does anyone sell better taps for pressure barrels?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 14:01
by FUBAR
I have yet to find reliable replacement taps for my PB's they all seem to leak like seives in the exact same spot you mentioned.The trouble being they rotate far,far to easily hence the seal is crap and can't contain even low carbonation .The one's I bought where from Youngs,but soon got returned to the HB shop .

Re: Does anyone sell better taps for pressure barrels?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 14:27
by Aleman
Hamstead Homebrew used to sell some bloody good replacement taps for barrels

Re: Does anyone sell better taps for pressure barrels?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:31
by FUBAR
Aleman wrote:Hamstead Homebrew used to sell some bloody good replacement taps for barrels


Brilliant thanks,they look like the sturdy original taps that they stock .