The patented Stainless Steel Intertap Faucet is a forward sealing faucet similar to the Perlicks. It has a modular, threaded spout which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler or a stout spout.
In normal rear-sealing faucets the entire faucet has to drain of beer. In forward-sealing faucets the faucet keeps beer in it so the inside doesn't have a chance to get sticky, making cleaning much easier. It also reduces the chance of off flavors transfering to your beer while you pour.
Other forward sealing faucets use a floating o-ring, which is just as sanitary but requires the o-ring to move inside the faucet body in order to seal correctly. This can become a problem as the faucet ages. Intertap faucets use a sliding shuttle that guides the o-ring into the perfect position every time.
The threaded spout easily unscrews from the faucet and can be replaced by a growler filler or stout spout quickly and easily. Pour a pint and then fill a growler in no time at all.
Stainless Steel construction.
Use the optional Intertap Tap Spring. to create a self closing faucet.
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I had a problem which this faucet seemed like it could solve for me. I have a portable Igloo cooler to which I added a shank and Perlick faucet for tail gate parties. However, more than once, the tap handle was accidently knocked open or was left open spilling a lot of home brew on the ground. This tap has an optional internal spring attachment (sold separately) which will automatically close the tap when you are not holding it open, so I thought I would give it a try. When it arrived, I was very impressed with the quality of the build -- it is heavy, solid, shiny and the handle is smooth to open and close. I installed it with the spring on my Igloo cooler and it works flawlessly -- no more spilled beer! What is also nice about it is that it comes with a removable spout which can be swapped out with other spouts (sold separately) like a stout spout, growler filler spout and a ball lock disconnect spout. They are fairly cheap and really add versatility to the faucet which is great. The only downside I have with the faucet is that it does not have a metal tab on the bottom like the Perlicks. As a result, I can't lock the taps like a Perlick. Given that I have teenagers at home, having a tap lock is a good thing.