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THE GOTHAM PROJECT FACTS:

DISPENSING OPTIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

A. If you have a traditional beer keg system: We suggest that you push the wine with argon or nitrogen at the lowest psi possible (normally between 8 – 10 PSI). The lines should be cleaned at least every 3 months (maintenance info below). For new systems we strongly recommend that all fittings that come in contact with the wine are 304 stainless steel and the shortest lines possible and Valpar Barriermesiter Flavourlock tubing are used. For Valpar tubing and any equipment needs for your tap system we suggest that you start by looking at Micro Matic (www.micromatic.com ).

B. Stand-alone keg cooler:
Micro Matic has many options available and these can be set up for up to four taps.(www.micromatic.com ).

TAP SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS AND MAINTENANCE:
For traditional beer systems or keg coolers, there are a number of companies who can do this work, and perhaps you are already working with someone you like.

If you are looking for installation/maintenance in the New York area we are happy to recommend either of two fine companies:

Draft Choice 845-656-7739   anton@draft-choice.com

Pipe Dreams 646-752-3554

MISC:
Deposit $30 per keg(NYS Law). Tap handles upon request.


Q: Is special equipment required to dispense high quality wine on tap from a draught system?

YES. While the basic components are the same as the components used for beer on tap. IT IS CRITICAL THAT ALL metal COMPONENTS THAT WILL COME IN CONTACT WITH THE WINE ARE MADE OF 304 STAINLESS AND THAT THE TUBING USED IS "BARRIER TUBING" SUCH AS VALPAR’S BARRIERMESITER FLAVOURLOCK (available through MicroMatic).

Q: What components of a draught system for wine-on-tap will come in contact with the wine?

COUPLER, TUBING, SHANK, AND FAUCETS

Q: Why is 304 Stainless the Best material for wine-on-tap?

303 stainless is the standard in the beer industry but has a sulfur/phosphorus finish that can react with wine acidity and yield reductive aromas. In our experience the off aroma eventually goes away but is very obvious the first several weeks when new 303 equipment is used with wine.

Q: How can I be sure that I am getting the right parts?

The only way to ensure you are using the correct parts is to buy them directly from a supplier that carries 304 Stainless Steel Components and Barrier Tubing such as Micromatic or work with an wine-on-tap savvy installer who knows what to buy and where to get it. OR call/email us.

Q: How do I find an experienced installer for wine-on-tap?

Call us and ask for a recommendation if you don’t already have an installer you are working with. If you are already working with an installer and would like us to consult with you and make sure they are using the right components we are happy top do so. Most installers believe that they know what is required for wine-on-tap but in our experience most do not. This can be a very expensive mistake. Please be sure to get a list of parts they will use and ensure that the parts are made of 304 stainless. Send the list to us if you are not sure and we will let you know.

Q: How long does wine stay fresh once tapped?

Once tapped, wine will stay fresh for a minimum of two months as long as it is properly maintained with gas.