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04/11/06 10:58 AM  
Oh good - another tap head!
Tremens posted something on the regular BBB asking about those Euro-tap heads with the long, thin end asking about what they do. I did my best to help, but I really didn't know that much. Along the way I found this at Williams:


Had to get one! Recieved, it will be pouring beer at my spring beer psycho party in 2 weeks. It looks like its feature is that the mechanism is constantly emmersed in beer so it does not dry out like in a standard tap - which can stick as a result. Sometimes I get a build up of gunk in my regular tap heads too, I think this one might not do that. My inital reaction is that it probably won't pour all that differently though the handle mechanism seems to have much better action.

04/11/06 11:45 AM  
Re: Oh good - another tap head!

Thanks again for your help. As of now, I am leaning towards picking up a few of these also. I really like the promise of eliminating the sticky faucet issue. While I still like the look (and don't know about the pour type) of the Euro Alpha taps, I am worried that they will also become stuck after some time. One assumes that these will also require more maintenance.

Supposedly with the Perlick/Vent-Matic faucets, you can control the 'foaming' of the pour by pulling on the lever only part-way. I am interested to hear what you think after some time of use.

04/11/06 12:05 PM  
Re: Oh good - another tap head!
I have something called a "creamer tap", not sure but I probably got it from Williams as well. Had it for years though so I can't be sure. If you push the handle back it dispenses a far thinner stream intended to increase head formation. It doesn't really work all that great, the thing I like most about it is that it's black (goes with black tap handles)! IMO the answer to good head formation is more in the brewing than the dispensing.
Jim Keaveney
04/11/06 04:24 PM  
Re: Oh good - another tap head!
I replaced all 5 of my taps with these in December. No sticking! My only issue was that the shaft is a little shorter and my tap handles didn't quite work so I had to add a 1 inch piece of wood to my chest freezer for some extra handle space.
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