Keg Dispensing - What you need
July 26, 2019
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.
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 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.
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.
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.