Upside down tap

Discussion in 'General Beer Brewing Equipment Discussion' started by svenito, Feb 13, 2018.

Help Support The Homebrew Forum UK by donating using the link above.
  1. Feb 13, 2018 #1

    svenito

    svenito

    svenito

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2017
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    I was just cleaning my FV and took apart the tap and noticed that I can insert it upside down. It would appear to work fine, but I was wondering if anyone else had done this and could confirm whether or not this works.

    Basically I expect it would reduce the amount of trub you get out of the tap in theory

    Flipped
    [​IMG]

    Normal
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 13, 2018 #2

    Dutto

    Dutto

    Dutto

    Dutto Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    2,506
    Location:
    East Lincolnshire
    On mine there's a little "lip" that clicks when I push the rotating tube into place when it's in the correct position. I presume that it stops that bit blowing out under pressure and TBH I've never been brave enough to try it upside down!:gulp:
     
  3. Feb 13, 2018 #3

    MyQul

    MyQul

    MyQul

    Chairman of the Bored Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    13,437
    Likes Received:
    4,758
    Location:
    Royal Hamlet of Peckham. London.
    None of my FV's have taps as Im terrified of a tap one day leaking all over the kitchen floor and then getting killed by MrsMQ. But I think in theory it should work as that's how racking arms in conicals can work. You can turn them around so they dont fill up with trub then when you want a sample turn them back to 'normal' to get a clean sample
     
    Dutto likes this.
  4. Feb 13, 2018 #4

    svenito

    svenito

    svenito

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2017
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Essex, UK
    I'll probably just fill a bucket with some water and report back then. Probably easiest
     
  5. Feb 13, 2018 #5

    Dutto

    Dutto

    Dutto

    Dutto Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    2,506
    Location:
    East Lincolnshire
    Ditto on the "Never on an FV." but I have the same type of tap on my 25 litre Wilco PB, 2 x 10 litre PBs and a Wilco "wide neck" FV that I use as a Bottling Bucket.

    I dismantle and sanitise them on a regular basis (as I once discovered black mould inside the one on the Bpttling Bucket) and I always have to go and look at one in service to remember which way they should be reassembled!:gulp:

    Tap Mouldy.jpg
     
    MyQul likes this.

Share This Page