I have sitting on my counter the Krups Beertender I converted (https://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>Interesting. So, when you're tapping a keg, obviously that flexible tubing isn't going to have the stiffness to push the plastic bung out of the minikeg - the barbed fitting obviously does - so do you pull the dip tube (aka your beer line) up and flush with the bottom of the barb, then push the barb into the minikeg to tap it, and push the beer line back down? How does that work?</p>
<p>I just push it in with my finger...</p>
<p>Hey what did you use to step up the hose from 1/4&quot; OD to 1/4&quot; ID? And what is the purpose of the other 1/4&quot; to 1/4&quot; push to connect piece? I made it, but I am a little confused as to why this part was included and how you stepped up the hose. Otherwise, thanks for the upload! Been looking for this forever. </p>
<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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