- Aug 1, 2020
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It came with a ping pong ball, but I think gas escapes at the swivel joint, as it's not well engineered (not engineered at all in fact). I may have been unlucky to get the duff'en. I replaced with a cask widge for c £10, same issue, but this time I'm fairly certain that @kelper hit the nail with the leaking tap connector.What kind of float do you have? I’ve used 2 types. One, which is cylindrical in shape and I had problems with it with the intake bobbing up above the beer surface...foam! The other is a trapped ping pong ball. This works much better, but as @kelper says, the pvc tube is a bit stiff and depending how you’ve plugged it in to the tap, it can force the float against the barrel wall making it stay up rather than sink. Silicone tube is a good replacement.
Edit: The silicone tube connects to the cask widge under the beer, unlike the supplied float which is above the beer so I would assume this would negate gas bypassing in this way.