CO2 Tanks and Regulators

We finally start to look inside the kegorator in part 3 of our kegging your homebrew video series. In this video, I cover the CO2 tank and how it works in conjunction with the CO2 regulator. Also, I discuss why I have a cage to protect the regulator’s gauges.

From the regulator, we discuss using a gas manifold to split the CO2 from the main line off the regulator into your different kegs. I have four serving lines so I use a four way manifold.

On that manifold, I discuss the value of check valves to protect your gas lines, regulator and tank from potential “back flows” of beer up into your lines. A manifold also helps minimize gas leaks in between serving sessions of beer. A leak in one keg with a wide open manifold will slowly drain all your kegs of gas and carbonation.

I talk about an alternative CO2 source for when you want to take a keg on the road.

Plus, I go over the importance of investing in a second CO2 tank to safeguard the tragedy of running out of gas in the middle of a party.

Lastly, I point out an issue I can never stress enough. Buying a kegging system is a pretty big investment and a fun one for sure. But before you chose that shiny new system from the brew shop, you need to consider where you’ll get your CO2 from. In my area I couldn’t find a place to fill my brand new tank, so I had to opt into a swap system with my local provider.

Check out the video for all the details.

Leave a comment if you have questions or just want to let us know how we’re doing. Hopefully you are getting some useful information about kegging your hombrew.

BREW ON!

More Kegging Homebrew Videos:

Video 1 – Introduction To Kegging Homebrew

Video 2 – Everything You Wanted To Know About Corny Kegs

Video 4 – Guide to Keg Faucets and Towers

Video 5 – Balancing You Kegging System

Video 6 – Hombrew Kegging Tips

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