What Is a Keg Coupler?
Keg coupler is an essential part of any draft beer system. Think of it as a key that unlocks the keg and gets the beer flowing.
All keg couplers have a few things in common – they basically have the same shape where pressurized CO2 or nitrogen in through the side and the beer goes out through the top. They all cover the keg valve with a locking system and have a back lever that engages in the coupler with the keg valve.
Despite being similar in their overall features, keg couplers do differ. Depending on your keg and style of beer, you may need a different type of coupler to properly dispense it.
Types Of Keg Coupler –
As we have mentioned earlier, there 6 different types of keg couplers depending on the sort of beer and type of keg. These 6 types are used for 99.9% of all beers out there.
Since different types of beer use different types of kegs, which in turn requires using different types of couplers, you must have the correct one for the beer to pour.
There’s no such thing as “the best keg coupler” as they all serve their respective purposes working with different valve systems. If you try to hook up the wrong type of coupler to the wrong kind of keg, it just won’t pour.
Keg couplers are essential components of draft beer systems, allowing for the connection between kegs and dispensing lines. There are several types of keg couplers, each designed to fit specific keg valve styles. Here are some common types:
Here are the six keg tap coupler types:
- D coupler (fits US Sankey keg valves)
- S coupler (fits European Sankey keg valves)
- U coupler (fits some European-type keg valves)
- A coupler (fits most German keg valves)
- G coupler (fits some European keg valves)
- M coupler (fits some German keg valves)
In addition to the Sankey-style couplers, other types are available like a U-type coupler that works with European-type keg valves. This coupler system is most commonly used for Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick’s as well as Magner’s cider among others.Characterized by its shape, the U System Keg Coupler typically has two pins and a longer probe compared to other types of couplers. This design allows it to effectively engage with the U-style valve on the keg, facilitating smooth and efficient beer dispensing. The U System Keg Coupler is an essential component of any draft beer system serving European beer brands, providing reliable and consistent performance in delivering fresh draught beer to consumers.
Replacement Parts Of U-System Keg Coupler-
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How to Install Your Keg Coupler
To install your keg coupler to your kegerator, you must first attach the CO2 regulator to the CO2 cylinder. Make sure that the cylinder is filled and the valve is closed. Then, securely pair up the regulator to the CO2 cylinder. Attach the gas line to the “gas out” port on the regulator and secure in place with a clamp. Then, attach the other end of the gas line to the “gas in” port on the coupler. Next, attach the beer line to the liquid out port on the coupler.
Now, you are ready to connect the coupler to the keg. Ensure that the CO2 cylinder vale is in the “off” position and the pull handle of the coupler is in the diagonal/upper position. Find the locking neck on the kegerator, and turn the coupler clockwise 25°. Then, pull out on the handle, push it down into the keg valve and release the handle. This will lock the coupler in place and securely attach it to the kegerator.
With the coupler attached to the keg, slowly turn on the CO2 cylinder. At this point, you will hear gas flowing from the CO2 cylinder and regulator through the keg coupler and into the keg. Pull on the pressure relief valve to allow gas to vent and give you an accurate reading on the pressure gauge, then calibrate the regulator to the recommended serving pressure for your beer. You are now ready to serve your own draft beer.
Keg Couplers From Krome Despence
At Krome Dispense, we take pride in offering a premium selection of keg couplers designed to meet the needs of beer enthusiasts, bar owners, and brewers alike. Our range features a diverse array of coupler types, ensuring compatibility with various keg styles and brands.
Whether you require a D system coupler for your domestic kegs or an S system coupler for European imports, we have the solution for you. Crafted with precision engineering and high-quality materials, our keg couplers are built for durability and reliability, guaranteeing seamless and efficient beer dispensing with every pour.
With Krome Dispense, you can trust that you’re investing in top-of-the-line keg couplers that deliver exceptional performance and value. Explore our collection today and elevate your draft beer experience to new heights of quality and convenience.