How to tap a keg for a kegerator
Before tapping your keg,
you want to give it some time to settle in the kegerator
and reach the proper serving temperature.
The amount of time it cools
depends on how cold the keg is when you get it.
Make sure that you have the right type of keg coupler
for the beer you're serving.
Most domestic beers use a D system keg coupler.
Open your CO2 tank and set the pressure.
Make sure the valves on the regulator are open also,
and adjust the regulator to your serving pressure.
We generally start with around 10 psi
and adjust necessary to balance the keg.
You want to make sure that the regulator is pressurized
before tapping the keg
to prevent your beer flowing back into the air lines.
Take the dust cover off of your keg
and connect the keg coupler.
Twist the coupler clockwise into the keg until it's snug.
Lever handle couplers require you to pull the handle out
before pushing it down or lifting it up.
Once the keg is tapped,
you'll notice a little beer go into the line,
but it won't fill it until you open the faucet.
Now you've got it tapped!
Enjoy your cold refreshing beer.