What You Need to Know About Regulators
Dispensing a consistently carbonated head on your beers means keeping proper, substantial pressure flowing through your draft system. Without controlled pressure the gas released from your CO2 tank will be entirely too strong, making it difficult to dispense draft beer. This is where the draft beer regulator comes in. The basic primary CO2 regulator can have a single gauge that simply measures the dispensing pressure or a double gauge regulator that will let you know how much pressure is going to the keg and how much gas is left in the tank.
To tap multiple beer kegs, a distribution bar is required like the CO2 Distribution Manifold, which can hold up to nine outlets. This bar will distribute pressure evenly throughout the various beers. If each keg requires a different pressure, you’ll simply need a secondary regulator. Equipped with individual pressure gauges, we offer secondary regulators that can run up to five kegs off one gas tank. Tapping Guinness requires Nitrogen and a different regulator. You can either use a Nitrogen Regulator or a CO2 regulator with a Nitrogen Tank Adapter.