• Top Draw™ Beer Pick Up Tube

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Item #: R47
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Do you want to drink the clearest beer possible from your keg as quickly as possible? The Top Draw™ Beer Pick Up Tube fits any ball or pin lock keg, and replaces the rigid stainless dip tube with a stainless float pick up on a 22" food grade silicone hose. This flexible hose holds a 1" stainless beer pickup tube which is held 1" below the surface of the beer by the float.  As the level of the beer in the keg drops, the pick up tube remains 1" above the surface, always drawing the clearest beer all the way until empty. 

Installs in a couple minutes - just unscrew the beer post on your ball lock keg, insert the provided short pick up tube, and attach the silicone tubing to the underside of the tube. Now dangle the hole assembly in the keg and you are done.  For shorter kegs, cut the silicone tube to length.

If you carbonate by C02 injection, you can also convert your keg to one that carbonates quicker, and clears faster. To do this (Cornelius threaded post kegs only), unscrew both posts and remove both dip tubes. Then on the IN side of the keg, install the long beer pickup tube and screw on the GAS side fitting (the one with a notch on the base nut).  Then on the OUT side of the keg, install the Top Draw Dip Tube, and screw on the BEER side fitting (the one without a notch in the base nut).  Now when you attach the C02 to carbonate, it will bubble up from the bottom of the keg, carbonating quicker. When you dispense, the Top Draw Dip Tube will make sure you get only the clearest beer from near the surface.

The only downside to this switch is your gas line is connected to a beer dip tube, and if the pressure in your gas line drops to less than the pressure in the keg, your gas line will fill with beer. This can be prevented with a ball or pin lock check valve like our items P77 and P78, or with an in line check valve like our item D37.

Includes 22" of tubing, stainless float with attached pickup tube, and short replacement stainless beer dip tube with seating O ring. 

Made from 304 stainless steel, and the silicone hose is made in Texas to our exacting USA food grade standards.

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by Joshua
on 2/12/2019
from Illinois
Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube
Great product so far.  I think it is easy enough to put into kegs.  I have them in four of them.  I guess one can argue about getting them as clean as the dip tubes.  They're not stainless steel and may discolor overtime depending on the SRM of your beer.  However, they still serve their purpose and have not had a clog at all as compared to kegs with dip tubes.  I would recommend them to anyone who likes to brew DIPAs or anything with a lot of hops like I do or anyone who wants a clear beer.

William's Brewing Responds:  Glad you like the Top Draw. However, they are 304 grade stainless steel.
by Jonathan Richmond
on 2/12/2019
from CT
Draw Top works well
This is just what I needed.  It's a great option if you dry hop in the keg or just like to load up your IPA's with a ton of hops.  No more clogged pickup tubes!
by Tim Bray
on 2/9/2019
from CA
It works!
Even a well-conditioned beer often throws a little sediment in the bottom of the keg, which then gets picked up in the first few pours. And then if you move the keg, even just a little, the remaining sediment gets disturbed and you get cloudy beer again. 
Well, not with this little device. You're always drawing from 1" below the surface, so you're getting the clearest beer in the keg. Even if you move it, the disturbed sediment at the bottom stays at the bottom and settles back out again, instead of getting sucked up in your pour.
So far the only time I've had a problem was with an overcarbonated keg. When I put it on at serving pressure, it foamed - floating the ball, so the intake was in the foam. I opened the keg and found the problem, closed it back up and repressurized to collapse the foam, and all went well. So just be aware that can happen if you serve at a significantly lower pressure (or higher temperature) than you carbonated at.
by Lori
on 11/26/2018
from Texas
Works as stated
It was easy to install and had no issues with using it.  It helped us avoid drawing the trub from the bottom of the keg, and we got better tasting beer as a result.  We are on the wait list to buy a couple of more when they're back in stock!
by Richard
on 11/13/2018
from New Mexico
Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube
Just racked my latest IPA into a 5 gal. ball lock keg using the Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube. Works great!  I'm very pleased with the clarity of the beer. I'm going to order more. They are on back order now but should be in stock January 2019.
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T
1/13/2019 11:21:11 AM
Can this be used in a closed transfer from fermenter to keg? Or is it advised to first transfer to keg through standard diptube and THEN install this?
If you mean if you can fill a keg with this attached to one keg from another keg or from a fermenter, this should be possible. 
Crusty
1/11/2019 9:39:35 PM
Can I run the C02 through the long "liquid" pickup dip tube (to more quickly carbonate the keg from the bottom) and attaching the Top Draw to the other "gas" connection. Is this feasible? (I understanding is that the two posts are slightly different.)
Yes, although the gas fitting on your keg will not accept the black beer ball lock female fitting. To remedy this, we have just come out with a Cornelius-keg compatible male post that is universal, and accepts both grey gas ball locks and black beer ball locks. The item number is Z83.  
Greg
1/9/2019 3:42:37 PM
How is this cleaned?
Rinse the keg after use, including running warm water  (or occasionally sanitizer) down the beer side to flush out the silicone hose.
HB
1/1/2019 6:17:03 PM
Will it work with 2.5 gallon kegs?
Yes, you will have to cut the silicone tubing down to size.
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