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Picnic Tap Assembly & Usage
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Picnic Tap – Assembly & Usage Instructions
Your system will contain the following parts in the box.
- Black (Plastic) CO2 injector – Requires 16g CO2 threaded cartridge for operation (not included Sold separately)
- Black (Plastic) Threaded Spear – including length of Dip Tube
- Black (Plastic) Picnic Tap
- Hose Clamps x 2 – Stainless Steel
- Beer Line (longer section of hose)
The Picnic Tap is compatible with the entire ChinChiller Brew.Co range of Kegs; 2, 4, 5 & 10 Litre
- Ensure that you clean the entire system as suggested; components, beer line, spear & keg.
- Use a combination of boiling water & a sterilizer like Sodium Percarbonate on your first use & clean prior to every fill/use.
- Connect & tighten tap adaptor to Black disconnect, connect Swivel adaptor to Gas outlet.
- Cut the Dip tube line tube slightly (10mm) above the top of keg.
- Slide this firmly onto the barbed nut at the base of the spear.
- Now Screw the assembled system onto the keg.
- Important : Before inserting a CO2 Cartridge, press the button on the Injector multiple times to ensure free movement
- Its important to a) complete a CO2 leak test by spraying soapy water over the base of the spear & check for bubbles forming b) apply a lubricant to the o-rings to prolong lifespan & improve seal.
You are now ready to pour your first brew!
- Check operation & for leaks before use. Yes, with a liquid like water…. Don’t Waste Beer!
- Open the tap all the way to allow liquid to flow. Half open will cause foam.
- Press the button with the tap open to increase the flow rate. Short bursts are the way to go
- Do not………..I repeat Do Not, press the button in without the tap being open! This will cause the line to burst & a hell of a mess!
- You will need to become familiar & accustomed to pouring your beer.
This does take some trial & error, but you will have a ton of fun doing this, plus, you will be the envy of all your mates at the Barbie!
Also, for best results, place your minikeg in the fridge before filling. This prevents the beer foaming which occurs when cold liquid is transferred into a warm vessel.