Portable beer tap

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    #1 OkanaganMike, Aug 2, 2018
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    Anybody ever try one these? How'd it workout? I'm entering a local homebrewer competition and taking at least one keg, hopefully 2 to dispense from at the meet. Trying to decide if I want to build some kind of cooler/stand with actual taps (borrowed from the kegerator) or just throw the kegs in a container with ice and dispense via picnic tap.
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    I have one, turn the pressure way down it foams otherwise
     
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    Exactly my concern. I run 10' of 3/16" ID tubing between keg and taps in the kegerator to reduce foaming. I guess the picnic tap would do the same thing as it only has 4' of so.
     
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    Picnic Tap with 6" foot of hose and 6-8lbs of pressure work great for me
     
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    Local brew comp i went to recently had wheelie bin ( not sure of American equivalent but pretty much as name suggests a bin on wheelz) with corny keg ect ect in filled with ice and tap out front worked a treat.
     
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    I've used both the keg top tap and the picnic tap hose. Both work very well. The picnic tap is cheaper but the keg top works easier and seems a little more "professional" looking. Definitely turn the pressure down on the keg top. Just enough to push it out of the keg...maybe 1.5 lbs.
     
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    and keep a bag of ice on it
     
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    Thanks guys. Seems most just use a keg in a bin of ice and picnic taps at past comps there. This is my first and would love to hit it with something that looks more than bush league stuff without breaking the budget.
     
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    I see here in Aus they use soda stream co2 bottles for going Mobile too.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    I have similar setup , 3-4 psi on my tiny little soda bulb reg and it works well , bit of a pita to carb a keg normally @12-14 psi then burp off a few times during serving or get glasses of delicious foam
     
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