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    Keg Dispensing - What you need
    What you need to dispense from a keg or dispenser! Any beer dispenser or kegerator is powered by a set of draft beer equipment parts that must work in conjunction for a successful cascade of scrumptious beer.  Keep on reading to learn more about it! Draft Beer Faucet.  The draft beer faucet is the tap that your beer is distributed from. They range at different quality levels and with diverse features. Before purchasing one, you should be aware of its performance potential. If you are trying to administer Guinness or other nitrogen-distributed stouts you will need an exclusively European faucet.              All of them sold at KegWorks have standardized North American attachment male threads for connection to standard shanks (1-⅛-18 UNES-2A).              Nevertheless, always remember that any of which draft beer faucet you choose, it ought to be regularly dismantled and cleaned thoroughly for optimal performance. Shank.   This part provides the connection of the beer line to the faucet. It is a chrome-plated brass tube with external threading. It goes through the hole in a draft tower where the faucet screws onto the front end and the beer line attaches to the back end with a hose barb.  A usual North American shank is a ⅞-inch x 14 straight pipe thread which works with every North American faucet. (Exclusive of North America you will need a specialty shank.) Beer Line Beer line is a dense 3/16-inch inner diameter, food-grade plastic tubing that connects the keg coupler to the back of the shank, where the beer runs. Beer line is purchased by the foot or you can opt for a pre-made jumper that comes complete with the hex nut connectors.  Regulator  It permits appropriate pressure of the CO2 needed to dispense the beer. We recommend using a double gauge regulator, for the most efficient dispensing. We also offer secondary regulators that work in accordance with a primary regulator, letting you dispense several beers at variable pressures, as long as it is commanded by the primary regulator. CO2 Tank Our sales include both 5 and 10-pound aluminum CO2 tanks and nitrogen tanks (for Guinness allocation). Our tanks are shipped vacant, but you can get them filled at any local welding supply store, fire extinguisher supply store, or gas dealer with ease and convenience. Each tank is thoroughly inspected and possess all the correct US DOT and Transport Canada credentials. Please note that CO2 tanks and Nitrogen tanks are almost exactly the same. They are both made of aluminum but have varying valves.  Draft Beer Tower This makes it easy to dispense chilled, delicious beer from the top of your kegerator or right from your countertop. Available in a range of styles, accommodating numerous draft beer faucets. All of our fully consolidated tower kits comprise of the faucet head(s) and around three feet of the beer line. You’ll need to gather mounting screws and tap handles.
    July 26, 2019
    Draught Guinness on Tap
    Ways to distribute Draught Guinness      Over the years, we have had many people asking for the proper way to serve Guinness, and as a result of that, we have decided to enlighten people with this short article. In the USA, there are mostly three types of Guinness from Ireland; one is bottled, bitter and has a very high alcohol level, the other is the type drawn from a keg, mostly found in restaurants and bars all over the country. Some of the reasons this type of Guinness is being sought after is that its alcohol level is low, and it is also low in calories. The tight and creamy surface of the foam it produces when poured distinguishes it from the others. Guinness is also distributed in 14.9oz canisters found in stores. This version is as close as it gets to the draught version as the canister was designed to have a little nitrogen rush at the bottom released on opening the can.   For this article, however, our primary focus is on the second type- the type drawn from a keg. There is a pronounced difference between this kind of Guinness and the others. Some of the differences are   1. Unlike the other kind of beers where CO2 is used to propel the beer through the lines, the Draught Guinness beer uses a nitrogen and CO2 combination. This combination is a mixture of 25% CO2 and 75% nitrogen. The regulator on the gauge of the tank is also set at 35 psi ± 3 psi. The function of the nitrogen gas in the combination is to give it that tight and creamy foam surface that distinguishes it from the rest.   To achieve the desired results, The Guinness Import Company makes sure that the air tanks used by the gas traders contain the right proportion of mixed gas as some traders either usually fill a CO2 or nitrogen receptacle with the Nitrogen and CO2 combination. In situations like this, a CO-Nitrogen Adapter can be used to regulate the amount of nitrogen gas or CO2 gas in the tank.   2. The Keg Coupler. The coupler is the component that is connected to the keg and allows extraction of the beer to take place.   3. The Stout Faucet. The last noticeable difference between the Draught Guinness and the other beers is the faucet used. It differs from the common ones and sometimes referred to as the European Specialty Faucet.  The handle of this faucet is different from the rest, and it has to be pulled forward first and then down before the beer comes out from the keg. It also has a restrictor disc from which the draught beer is made to pass through. The restrictor disc gives its tight and creamy foam head. With this faucet, there is no spillage or wastage while dispensing the beer.
    July 25, 2019