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 🍺 How to Use a D System Coupler: A Comprehensive Guide 🍻

D system keg coupler Replacement parts for D system Keg coupler

 Also known as an American Sankey keg coupler. 🍺

A D System coupler is the most common type of keg coupler used in the United States, making it essential knowledge for any beer lover. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

1️⃣ First, ensure that your keg is compatible with a D System coupler. Most domestic beers, including popular brands like Budweiser and Coors, use this type of coupler.

2️⃣ Locate the keg coupler on top of the keg. It will have a distinctive D-shaped probe.

3️⃣ Before connecting, make sure the coupler handle is in the upright position (closed).

4️⃣ Align the coupler with the keg valve, ensuring a snug fit. Push down firmly and twist clockwise until it locks into place.

5️⃣ Once securely attached, pull the coupler handle outwards to open the valve. This will allow the beer to flow.

6️⃣ Adjust the pressure using the regulator on your keg system to achieve the desired pour.

Remember, always use caution when handling kegs and keg couplers. Safety first! 🚨

Here’s a general guide on how to use it:

  1. Check compatibility: Ensure that you have the correct coupler for your keg. The “D system” is the most common type in the United States, but different regions and breweries may use different systems.
  2. Prepare the keg: Make sure the keg is properly chilled before tapping to minimize foaming. Also, ensure that the pressure relief valve on the coupler is in the closed position.
  3. Inspect the coupler: Check the coupler for any damage or debris that may interfere with the connection.
  4. Connect the coupler: Place the coupler onto the top of the keg’s valve, ensuring it aligns properly. Twist the coupler clockwise until it locks securely onto the valve.
  5. Secure the coupler: Once the coupler is connected, use the lever or handle on the coupler to lock it in place. This ensures a tight seal between the coupler and the keg valve.
  6. Open the gas cylinder: If your draft system uses a CO2 cylinder for pressurizing the keg, open the valve on the cylinder to allow gas to flow into the keg.
  7. Adjust pressure: Use a pressure regulator to adjust the pressure of the CO2 entering the keg according to the specifications of the beer being dispensed. This helps maintain the appropriate level of carbonation.
  8. Open the beer faucet: Once the keg is pressurized, open the beer faucet slowly to begin dispensing beer. Opening it too quickly can cause excessive foaming.
  9. Pour and enjoy: Pour the beer into a clean glass, tilting it at a slight angle to minimize foam. Allow the beer to settle before filling to the desired level.
  10. Close the faucet and release pressure: When finished pouring, close the beer faucet and release any remaining pressure from the keg by pulling the pressure relief valve on the coupler.
  11. Disconnect the coupler: Twist the coupler counterclockwise to release it from the keg valve. Lift it off carefully, avoiding any sudden movements that could cause spills.
  12. Clean and store: Clean the coupler thoroughly after each use to prevent contamination and ensure proper function for future use. Store it in a clean, dry place.

Following these steps will help you properly use a D system coupler to tap a keg and dispense beer from your draft system.

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So, now you’re equipped with the knowledge to confidently use a D System coupler. Cheers to enjoying your favorite brews with ease! 🍻🎉

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Brands Uses D type Keg couplers List

Bud Ice
Bud Ice Light
Bud Light
Budweiser Select
Bull Falls
Caracole Nostradamus
Carlton and United Breweries (CUB)
Castle Maine
Cider Jack
Clipper City Heavy Seas Below Deck
Clipper City Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
Clipper City Heavy Seas Peg Leg Stout
Clipper City Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night
Clipper City Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning
Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm
Columbia Brewing
Coors Light
Custom Brewcrafters
Des Rocs Grand Cru
Deschutes Black Butte
Devil Mountain
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Dos Equis Amber
Dos Equis Lager
Duchesse de Bourgogne
Eel River Brewing
Eurobrew Hobgoblin Draft
Eurobrew Monty Python Draft
Fat Tire
Firehouse American Pale Ale
Firehouse Diego Special
Firehouse Hefeweizen
Firehouse Hop Farmer IPA
Firehouse India Pale Ale
Firehouse Leatherhead Brown Ale
Firehouse Seasonal
Firehouse Sun God Belgian White Ale
Firestone Double Barrel Ale
Firestone Lager
Firestone Pale Ale
Firestone Walker’s Ale
Humboldt Pale Ale
Humboldt Red Nectar Ale
Ice House
Innis and Gunn
Iron Shore Bock
J.G. Ale
Killian’s Irish Red
Kirin Ichiban
Labatt Blue
Lagunitas Brown Shugga
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
Lagunitas Censored
Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas Maximus
Land Shark Lager
Lands Ends Amber (Kannah Creek Brewing Co.)
Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey
Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Left Hand Milk Stout
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand Polestar Pilsner
Left Hand Sawtooth
Left Hand Sawtooth Nitro
Left Hand Stranger Pale Ale
Little Kings
Lost Coast Alleycat Amber
Lost Coast Apricot Wheat
Lost Coast Downtown Brown
Lost Coast Great White
Lost Coast Raspberry Brown

Mad River Jamalca Red Ale
Mad River Steelhead Pale
Miami Trail Brewing
Michael Shea’s
Michelob Amber Bock
Michelob Light
Michelob Speciality
Michelob Ultra
Middle Ages
Miller Genuine Draft
Miller Lite
Milwaukee’s Best
Molson Canadian
Natural Ice
Natural Light
New Amsterdam
New Glarus Apple Ale
New Glarus Back 40 Bock – Wisconsin Bock
New Glarus Black Top
New Glarus Cabin Fever – Honey Bock
New Glarus Cran-bic
New Glarus Edel Pils
New Glarus Fat Squirrel
New Glarus Golden Ale
New Glarus Hometown Blonde
New Glarus IIPA
New Glarus IPA
New Glarus Moon Man
New Glarus Seasonal Assorted
New Glarus Serendipity
New Glarus Spotted Cow
New Glarus Staghorn Oktoberfest
New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb
New Glarus Thumbprint Assorted
New Glarus Totally Naked
New Glarus Two Women
New Glarus Uff Da Bock
New Glarus WI Belgian Red – cherry ale
New Zeland Steinlager
North Coast Brother Thelonious
North Coast Brother Thelonious
North Coast Old Rasputin Stout
North Coast Old Stock
North Coast Pranqster Belgian
North Coast Red Seal Ale
North Coast Scrimshaw

Old Dominion New River
Old Dominion Oak Stout
Old Milwaukee
Old Vienna
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Duke Sour Brown
Oskar Blues Gordon IPA
Oskar Blues Imperial Cherry Stout
Oskar Blues Imperial Stout
Oskar Blues Mama’s Lil Yella Pilsner
Oskar Blues Money Shot Cream Ale
Oskar Blues Oak Aged Gordon
Oskar Blues Old Chub

Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pete’s Seasonals
Pete’s Wicked Ale
Porter & Summerfest
Portland Mactarnahan’s Amber
Portland Oregon Honey
Pyramid Hefeweizen
Pyramid Seasonal

Razors Edge
Red Ale
Red Dog
Red Hook Blonde
Red Hook ESB
Red Hook IPA
Red Hook Seasonal

Red Wolf
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Hazelnut Brown
Rogue Red
Rolling Rock

Saint Bernardus Abbot
Saint Bernardus Prior
Sais Dup Farmhouse Ale
Sam Adams Seasonal
Saxer Brewing
Scaldis Belgian Ale
Scaldis Belgian Ale
Scaldis Noel
Shiner Bock
Ship Inn
Shmaltz Brewing Hebrew Messiah Bold
Shock Top
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Seasonal
Spanish Peaks Black Dog
Standing Wave Pale Ale (Kannah Creek Brewing Co.)
Starr Hill Brewery
Stoudts Brewing
Thomas Creek Amber
Thomas Creek Dopplebock
Thomas Creek IPA
Thomas Creek Multi-Grain
Thomas Creek Pilsner
Thomas Creek Red Ale
Thomas Creek Vanilla Cream
Thomas Kemper
Tommyknocker Ornery Amber
Trois Pistoles
Twisted X
Val Dieu Grand Cru
Victory Festbier
Victory Golden Monkey
Victory Hop Wallop
Victory Hopdevil
Victory Lager
Victory Moonglow
Victory Old Horizontal
Victory Prima Pils
Victory St. Boisterous
Victory St. Victorious
Victory Storm King Stout
Victory Sunrise Weissbier
Victory Wilddevil
Victory Wirlwind Wit
Victory Yakima Twilight
Whitbread Ale
White Tip
Widmer Hefeweizen
Widmer Seasonal
Woodchuck Dark & Dry Cider
Wyder’s Apple Cider
Wyder’s Peach Cider
Wyder’s Pear Cider
Wyder’s Raspberry Cider
Zuma Cancun Lager
Zuma Morena Dark Lager

At BAR OBJECTS, we aim to uphold a comprehensive database of draft beer brands and their corresponding valve systems used in kegs. However, due to the vast array of breweries and beer brands, it’s not feasible to have an exhaustive listing. Our information is based on data shared by breweries and is subject to change.