How To Set up a Kegerator

How To Set up a Kegerator

How to set up a kegerator is easy, and we have laid out the 14 steps just for you. For those visual learners, make sure to watch the video.

How To Set up a Kegerator

Step 1Install the Top Railing
Step 2Make Installations of the Draft Tower
Step 3Install the Tap Faucet
Step 4Add a Tap Handle
Step 5Connect the Beer Line to Keg Coupler
Step 6Make the Addition of One End of the Airline to the Regulator
Step 7Make Connections of the Opposite End of the Airline to Keg Coupler
Step 8Use the Inlet Nut To Attach the Regulator to CO2 Tank
Step 9Connect the Coupler to Keg
Step 10Open the Air tank
Step 11Turn the Regulator into the Correct PSI Levels
Step 12Put the CO2 Tank into the Kegerator Fridge
Step 13Set Temperature
Step 14Pour and Enjoy the Fresh, Tasty Beer

Step One: Install the Top Railing

Perfectly fit in the top railing on the kegerator without the use of tools. On the top side of the kegerator, you will find small holes designed to fit the top trailing.

Step Two: Make Installations of the Draft Tower

A normal kegerator comes with an inbuilt plug that will cover the hole which will be of use when inserting the beer. You can comfortably remove the plug using a screwdriver or by using your hands.  

To successfully install the draft towers, line up the circular gasket openings found at the top of the kegerator fridge.

Carefully insert the vinyl beer line through the hole. Then, use screwdrivers to tighten the draft tower through the gasket.

Step Three: Install the Tap Faucet

In this step, you will need to use two types of tools to fix the tap faucet. The first tool to use is a spanner, and the other one is the rubber washer. 

A spanner wrench has a unique design that ensures that it fits into the holes correctly. The perfect fitting ensures that there are no leakages experienced in the draft system. 

There are different types of beer tap faucet. As such, you should check out all of them before settling for the best.

A perfect tap faucet regulates the flow of beer from the kegerator to avoid the beer forming the excess foam. 

Step Four: Add a Tap Handle

A good tap handle allows you to pour the beer slowly without spillage. It also adds an extra touch to your bar.

You can screw in the tap handle on top of the faucet as well as on the bottom part, making sure it faces the right direction for easy usage.

Step Five: Connect the Beer Line to Keg Coupler

Use the rubber washer to connect the beer line to a keg coupler correctly. You should make sure you connect the rubber washer before making connections to the line.

Screw the beer line on top of the keg coupler, making sure that you use extra force. 

For purposes of firmness, use a hex nut to tighten the two connections. Different keg couplers are available in the market. Beware of fake ones.

Before buying your keg coupler, consult an expert so that you get the right one to avoid the beer from spilling from your kegerator.

Step Six: Make the Addition of One End of the Airline to the Regulator

To avoid any leakages of CO2, use a crew lamp to perfectly seal the connection.

The function of a regulator is to lower the pressure coming from the compressed air tank and converting it into the user level before the gas in the tank comes into contact with the keg.

Step Seven: Make Connections of the Opposite End of the Airline to Keg Coupler

In this step, you need to attach the opposite end of the airline the keg coupler using a screw clamp. Exact more force when making the connection so that you secure the seal correctly.

Practice maintenance for your keg coupler. Know your keg coupler well enough and make sure to clean it regularly.

Step Eight: Use the Inlet Nut To Attach the Regulator to CO2 Tank

Use the screws to insert the CO2 into the air tank.

To attach the regulator to the CO2 tank, use a wrench. You can also hang it from the regulator after you get down with the connection.

Step Nine: Connect the Coupler to Keg

You must have purchased the right coupler to make sure that beer pouring is super good without any leakages.

If you are using the right coupler, fitting it into the keg will be an easy task.

Start by fixing the coupler handle while making sure that it faces a diagonally upright position.

Step Ten: Open the Air tank

Carefully open up the compressed air tank and slowly pump the CO2 through the system.

Additionally, move the shut-off button of the regulator into the on mode to engage the handwheel with the compressed air tank.

Step Eleven: Turn the Regulator into the Correct PSI Levels

Most of the CO2 beers have their PSI level ranging between 10-15 PSI.

Read more about the PSI and discover the kind of beer style you serve to your customers.

Also, calculate the length and diameter of your beer lines.

Step Twelve: Put the CO2 Tank into the Kegerator Fridge

The gas inside the CO2 tank is highly pressurized. Therefore, you should handle the tank with maximum care when placing it in the refrigerator.

Make connections of the tank using the tank holder.

Step Thirteen: Set Temperature

Set the kegerator to temperatures ranging between 36 degrees to 40 degrees F.

These temperatures will prevent the formation of excess foam when pouring the beer.

Step Fourteen:  Pour and Enjoy the Fresh, Tasty Beer

Now that your setup is complete, it’s time for you to pour you and your friends some beer to enjoy the day.

In case you notice that the kegerator is not functioning well, try setting up the kegerator again.

Better yet, consult a kegerator expert for help.


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