I have been a homebrewer for just a year now and I am a relatively new subscriber to BYO. Reading through my first six issues I find that I enjoy the articles that homebrewers write that share brewing ideas and equipment they have modified or built. So, in similar fashion, I thought I could share a project that I completed last spring.
Last fall when I started homebrewing I quickly found that kegging the ales was much easier not to mention quicker than bottling, so I promptly invested in a double CO2 corny keg system. This worked out quite well when my wife and I hosted parties where my homebrew was served.
The only problem that I had with the keg system was that it looked very “college dorm like” with its industrial mechanical looks. The cheap cobra
dispenser head did not do justice to the care that was used in brewing the beer. What I needed was a clean looking setup that would allow me to serve the ales with the same attention to detail that was used during the brew.
What I came up with is a portable, Old World-style “tap stand.” I wanted the tap stand to emulate the look and feel of an Old World pub without compromising its portability. The system that I built around is working quite well and has been used inside our home as well as out doors during picnics.