I have sitting on my counter the Krups Beertender I converted (http://www.instructables.com/id/Krups-Beerteender-Conversion/), but for the Superbowl I realized how non-portable this solution was. So I set out to find a easy and cheap portable tap that I could use from a cooler, counter top, or fridge.

After looking online, I found this: http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=61167&sid=f054f78a221afd9740f0c31521c11bc4 , which really helped me with the basics and why not to use brass/copper. His design is pretty great, but I think I have been able to simplify and make it cheaper.

Step 1: Gather needed materials

I ran down to the local big box building store to pick this up:
2 1/2" threaded to 1/4" push to connect
1 1/4" to 1/4" push to connect
1 1/2" threaded to 1/2" barbed fitting
1 1/2" Brass Tee
Some 1/4" Ice maker tubing
1' Length of vinyl tubing (not pictured)
Teflon Tape

I think I spent just around $25 on parts (if that much).

You are a going to need a drill, 1/4" bit and an adjustable wrench

<p>How much pressure do you think this will withstand to pressurize if you wanted to FC soda or beer? The recipe I am looking at is saying go up to 80 PSI but wondering if it will hold that.</p>
<p>80 psi doesn't sound right. I think you'd have a beer foam gun if you served at 80 psi. I haven't really seen any recommendations over about 30 psi myself and that is still quite high.</p>
At what point does the gas enter the keg? I see it goes into the T, but don't understand how the gas pushes the beer up through the dip tube?
Its kind of hard for me to explain without a picture.<br><br>The gas enters the keg throught the nylon T at the very top, creating pressure in the entire system which then pushes the beer throught the dip tube.
The friction of the barb in the bung creates a very good seal. I took my regulator up to 50 psi overnight and it held.
Ok, I will try it myself. How tall does the whole thing extend above the keg? To keep hight to a minimum could 1/4 or 3/8 tee be used with appropriate fittings? <br> <br>John
This one is around 2 1/4&quot; to 2 1/2&quot; off the keg. You could try, however when I was working on it, I kept getting kinks in the tube with smaller tees.
Thanks for the response, just one last question. What keeps the tap in the keg, does not pressure force it out?

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