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What You Need to Know About Kegerator Conversion Kits
A single tap conversion kit is the most popular unit. This set-up allows you to draw beer from a single keg and pour from a faucet mounted on the outside of your fridge. Double tap conversion kits are great for those looking to serve two beers at once. If you’re looking to dispense Guinness on tap or Murphy’s, we offer kits with the proper European keg couplers and nitrogen tanks to get you up and running.
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A. Faucet Handle
All of our conversion kits include a hard plastic, gloss black faucet handle. This durable, beer tap handle provides a simple and clean appearance.
B. Chrome Faucet (Beer Tap)
This is the main point of dispense. Made of chrome plated forged brass, the faucet fits North American shanks and towers. The quick and easy-to-use lever makes this faucet the industry standard.
The shank connects your faucet to the beer line when going through a refrigerator or house wall. Shanks come in either nickel or chrome plated brass.
D. Hex Nut Assembly
Your beer line connects to the shank and keg coupler with the hex nut assembly. The hex nut, screw clamps, and 3/16” tail piece come attached to the included beer line.
E. Black Rubber Washers
Rubber washers help create a tight seal when connecting your beer line to the shank and keg coupler.
F. Beer line
Our conversion kits come with five feet of durable, food-grade vinyl tubing that's tough and long-lasting. Inside diameter is 3/16”.
G. Keg Coupler
Attached to the keg itself, the keg coupler connects to the beer line and air line, allowing CO2 to enter and beer to exit the keg. Shown above is a US Sankey coupler, designed to dispense most North American beers. Check out our keg coupler list to find out what kind of coupler you need.
H. Air Line
Same length and quality as the beer line, the included air line connects the CO2 regulator to the keg coupler with screw clamps. Made of professional-grade vinyl that won't rot, crack, swell, or dry out. Inside diameter is 5/16”.
I. Double Gauge CO2 Regulator
The CO2 regulator allows you to quickly measure and adjust the pressure going to the keg and check the amount of air left in your CO2 tank.
J. 5lb Aluminum CO2 Tank (empty)
The CO2 cylinder is made of high strength aluminum alloy. One 5lb CO2 tank typically lasts for 6 - 8 half kegs. Due to Federal regulations, we ship our CO2 tanks empty.