• Top Draw™ Beer Pick Up Tube

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Item #: R47
Our Price: $19.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 06/16/2019.
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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 BrewBoss302
on 5/25/2019
from Fremont
Saved my bacon!!
Best invention since sliced bread.  I brewed a dbl. NEIPA which was a hazy brew (over 1-lbs of hops). As the NEIPA chilled the micro-fine sediment clogged the take-up tube and the poppet-total clog! I installed the Top Draw with 1/2 keg (sani everything) and the party continued. The ball float ensures that only the clearest brew is dispensed. +5-stars!   You won't be disappointed-CHEERS!
by Albert
on 4/16/2019
from Palos Verdes Estates, CA
So Far, So Good
I love hoppy beers and there is nothing more frustrating than to get a clogged dip tube, plugged poppet or even a gunked up faucet (particularly a flow-control one).  I shortened my dip tubes to try and prevent this, but still had problems with particularly hoppy beers or ones I naturally carbonated in the keg.  I saw other floating dip tubes, but they were too expensive for me.  When I discovered these for under $20, I thought I would give it a try. So far so good! 

It installed easily and did not change my routine for filling the keg from the beer out post or carbonating.  When I made by first pour,  I had no clogs and no sediment.  It was just clear and clean!  

I will be curious to see how the rubber tubing holds ups, but that is cheap to replace when necessary.  Overall, I am very happy I bought this.  Now to save up to buy more!
by Alex
on 4/1/2019
from Michigan
Seems to work
The ball is smaller than it looks. I have used this only once in a 5gal keg with just beer. Poured it fine from start to finish. Time will tell. I only wish the S/H charge wasn't 50% of the cost.
by Jason
on 3/25/2019
from Wyoming
Clear beer
Works as described,  pulls clean beer from the top. 
by Dave
on 3/25/2019
from Littleton, CO
Works Great!
The first company to come out with these wanted $40 ea. and I was hesitant to spring for one. I picked up two of these at the intro price and now wish I'd bought 3 or 4 more. Saves money by not tossing the first couple of pours and gives you brighter beer more quickly. 
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6/10/2019 3:44:35 PM
Does anyone know if this would fit in a 10 gallon corny keg?
It should, we do not have a 10 gallon here to test with, but if the gas dip tube is a 1/4" diameter stainless tube, it should fit. You may have to buy more feet of tubing to reach the bottom of the keg.
5/15/2019 6:57:06 PM
Will the ball fit through the neck opening of a Sanke keg?
If the neck opening is 2" it will fit.
James Meehan
5/12/2019 6:50:18 AM
Can you lay corny kegs on their sides and still draw beer with this? I’m looking for something so I can lay the kegs horizontally in a cooler and dispense at the same time. Thanks
In theory yes, although your safety relief valve in the keg lid will be submerged in beer, and this could be a safety issue if the keg ever becomes extremely overcarbonated.
4/23/2019 7:29:46 PM
Does adding this impact the typical calculations for balancing your keg setup? If so, what is the calculation? Thanks!
Not that we are aware of.
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