draft beer faqs

How do I tap a keg?

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For the American "D" system, European "S" system, and "U" system keg couplers:

  1. Ensure the keg coupler handle is in the upright (OFF) position.
  2. Align the two coupler lugs with the corresponding openings in the keg valve.
  3. Insert the keg coupler and turn clockwise to engage into position (about 90 degrees).
  4. Press the handle downward (ON) this will allow gas to enter the keg and beer to flow out of the keg.

For the Grundy "G" system keg coupler:

  1. Ensure the keg coupler handle is in the upright (OFF) position.
  2. Align the triangular coupler opening with the keg valve.
  3. Place keg coupler onto the valve and turn clockwise to engage into position (about 90 degrees).
  4. Press the handle downward (ON) this will allow gas to enter the keg and beer to flow out of the keg.

For the German Slider "A" & "M" system keg couplers:

  1. Ensure the keg coupler handle is in the upright (OFF) position.
  2. Align the base of coupler with the side of the keg valve.
  3. Slide keg coupler onto the keg valve.
  4. Press the handle downward (ON) this will allow gas to enter the keg and beer to flow out of the keg.

For the Twin Probe keg coupler:

  1. Align the two coupler probes with the corresponding openings in the keg valve.
  2. Push keg coupler into the valve.
  3. Tighten the threaded coupler to the valve.
  4. Turn on CO2 source.