How do you attach a coupler to a keg?
Connect Keg Coupler To connect the keg coupler (10) to the keg (17), first make sure the black pull handle of the keg coupler is in the closed (diagonal/upper) position. Insert the keg coupler into the locking neck of the beer keg and turn clockwise 25° to lock in into place. Now the keg coupler is secured to the keg.
Which keg should I hook up to the CO2 tank?
Always make sure that the keg directly hooked up to the CO2 tank, called the gas keg, is the partial keg. This is the keg that will receive the CO2 and push all the rest of the beer in the series through the serving faucet.
How do you tap a keg without breaking it?
To secure the tank connection, pull the tap handle out — away from the keg coupler (10) — and push down until it locks into position. Listen for the “click” of the pull handle when it shifts into the final downward position, and your keg will be tapped.
Do kegs work without each other?
They can’t work without each other. The keg coupler attaches to the valve and to a CO2 compressed gas line. It allows the compressed air to enter the keg and push out the beer. As a result of all of these components working together, you get a perfectly chilled and delicious draft beer in the comfort of your home.
How do you install a keg coupler?
To install your keg coupler to your kegerator, you must first attach the CO2 regulator to the CO2 cylinder. Make sure that the cylinder is filled and the valve is closed. Then, securely pair up the regulator to the CO2 cylinder. Attach the gas line to the “gas out” port on the regulator and secure in place with a clamp.
What is a kegerator coupler?
Keg couplers are a key component of your kegerator or draft beer system. It’s the piece that unlocks the golden treasure stored inside a keg of beer and sends it on its journey to your taps.
What is a keg coupling and how does it work?
gas and beer flow directions (pressurized CO2 or nitrogen comes in through the side and the beer goes out through the top) These keg coupling types are fairly similar in terms of how they work. The actual difference is in the way they are attached to the keg valve - more on that below.
How do I change a keg?
Once the handle is up twist the coupler a quarter turn counter-clockwise and then pull it straight up. Now simply locate the keg you want to put on the tap and remove the plastic cover. Slide the coupler into place, turn it clockwise to lock it in place then depress the handle and turn the gas back on. You have now changed a keg.
What is the purpose of a keg?
A keg, typically of beer, is stored in a refrigerated container in order to keep it chilled, allowing you to keep beer for extended periods of time without losing quality or freshness. Full-size kegerators also include a pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) tank and coupler to push beer out of the refrigerated keg...
Can You carbonate beer in a keg?
When it comes time to carbonate your beer, you can do that a few different ways. It is possible to naturally carbonate your beer in kegs just as with bottle conditioned beer. Some folks do prefer this method of carbonation but many prefer to force carbonate their beer as soon as it is good and clear.
Will a keg fit in a refrigerator?
The most common 5.0-gallon (19-L) keg will fit in most refrigerators only after most of the shelves have been removed. Also, having draft beer on hand will require a certain amount of maintenance and cleaning of your draft equipment to keep everything operating smoothly.
Do I need a different coupler for each type of kegerator?
Depending on what type of beer style you have in your kegerator, you may need a different type of coupler in order to serve it correctly. To choose the correct coupler for your home use, you must know the brand/style of beer you serve, know where it was brewed and/or the size of keg it is in.