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Well this thread has been diverse but superbly educational (to me especially)

Just to complete the circle - my Wherry has returned to looking great - glossy - shiny and it tastes good too

I wondered following on from HBs advice reply #30 above if anyone has actually "suffered" from Chill Haze with Wherry or Admirals reserve after putting it in a fridge or somewhere really cold and left it to see if it eventully cleared again

I really would like to put the Wherry or Reserve in a fridge at about 8 c but experience may say - dont do it
 

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I had it in a mini keg at that temp. It was bright and clear. I have a hazy rye pale ale but it clears in the fridge, cloudy from the PB.
 

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I keep my King Kegs in a fridge at 10 C. Cos I’m impatient the first pours (after 2 weeks of conditioning) are a little cloudy, but clear as it warms up (if it’s in the glass long enough). After a couple more weeks, it clears and is much brighter.
 

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Hi Wherry!

First, taps. There are several types, I’ve pictured the two most commonly supplied. If you use the tap on the left you can forget my comment about using Vaseline on the tap.

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If you have the tap on the right then a good smear of Vaseline is needed to stop the tap from constantly dripping. Pull the tap out of the body, a good smear of Vaseline, replace it, and wipe away the excess.

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I noticed this on the Balliihoo site
So for your info the black/white/red tap you have is intended as a cider barrel tap, and of course cider barrels are not intended to be pressurised so the taps may be more likely to leak in a pressure service.
 

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After my last Youngs 2" cap PB became unserviceable last week someone has co-incidently given me an old 4" cap Hambleton Bard PB which I will be testing shortly.
It is fitted with a tap like this with a backing nut...
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I have plenty of spare taps without the backing nut like this...
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Does anyone know whether the tap without the backing nut (bottom picture) will work with the HB keg*, since I prefer it, but don't want to disturb the tap fitted to the PB in case it doesn't work and I lose the seal when I refit, given its 25 years old. And due to my experience with PBs I do not want to spend any money on it!!

* The taps without a backing nut are on a reducing thread and may not work with the threaded hole intended for a parallel threaded tap with a backing nut.
 

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Just bringing this thread back into circulation, it’s quite topical at the moment
 
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