Sparkler Taps

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elmarcos

Sparkler Taps

Post by elmarcos » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:32 am

Hi guys

Hoping you can help..

I have two sparkler taps I've managed to put on budget barrels. I normally use s30 for gas. When I pour the beer is gushing out and it has a foam head on it. This quickly dissipates to leave flat beer.


Can anyone help at all?

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Re: Sparkler Taps

Post by davew » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:06 pm

Tighten up the sparkler so it flows slower and pour with tap full on, if you all grain use a bit of torrified wheat 5-10%

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Re: Sparkler Taps

Post by elmarcos » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:56 pm

I have tightened them up but it makes no difference on both of them. If I have the tap full on it fills in about 3 seconds with almost no control.

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Re: Sparkler Taps

Post by Fil » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:05 pm

remove the sparkler completely your beer in a PB is already conditioned to a fairly high level, so pushing it thru a sparkler into the glass is probably agitating all the condition out of the beer. if primed and topped up with an s30 bottle it should pour with a head without the sparkler fitted at all.

sparklers are generally used up north where for some reason buying an inch or more of air with your beer seems like a good idea? :lol: and puts a head on a low conditioned beer when served through a pump or engine.

A very simple alternative for putting a head on the beer when it pours well with just a hint of lace on the surface is to use a small 10-20ml syringe to suck up some beer and squirt it back into the glass, simple cheap and guaranteed to please someone wanting air on their beer ;)
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Re: Sparkler Taps

Post by donchiquon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:16 am

I use these on budget PBs and find that using without the sparkler attachment works well. I just use the tap to vary the flow and produce a pour w or w'out head.

As Fil said, it sounds like the sparkler attachment is knocking all the CO2 out of the beer.


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Re: Sparkler Taps

Post by elmarcos » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:07 pm

Hi guys

Just want to confirm taking the sparkler off worked. Bizarre really but thanks everyone.

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