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Tapping a Keg Of Guinness
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:31:06 PM »
I just got a Kegerator. I want to pour Guinness Stout and I purchased the Nitro Regulator and the keg coupler from Kegerator. Where would I purchase a 20 cu. ft Nitro tank for this process? How much should I expect to pay? What is the proper Pressure I should set the regulator at? I was told I can use CO2 but after drinking many a pints in Ireland I prefer to try to keep the experience as original as possible.
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Re: Tapping a Keg Of Guinness
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 05:20:33 PM »
I just got a Kegerator. I want to pour Guinness Stout and I purchased the Nitro Regulator and the keg coupler from Kegerator. Where would I purchase a 20 cu. ft Nitro tank for this process? How much should I expect to pay? What is the proper Pressure I should set the regulator at? I was told I can use CO2 but after drinking many a pints in Ireland I prefer to try to keep the experience as original as possible.
thank you for your help on this one.

You want beer gas, a CO2/nitro mix, rather than straight nitro.
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Re: Tapping a Keg Of Guinness
« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:34:29 PM »
I just got a Kegerator. I want to pour Guinness Stout and I purchased the Nitro Regulator and the keg coupler from Kegerator. Where would I purchase a 20 cu. ft Nitro tank for this process? How much should I expect to pay? What is the proper Pressure I should set the regulator at? I was told I can use CO2 but after drinking many a pints in Ireland I prefer to try to keep the experience as original as possible.
thank you for your help on this one.

You want beer gas, a CO2/nitro mix, rather than straight nitro.

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I might be mistaken, but I believe a special faucet is needed also.  As far as the gas, you might find the gas at a welding supply shop.  Or, you might try asking your local beer distributor.
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Re: Tapping a Keg Of Guinness
« Reply #3 on: Today at 02:21:16 PM »
I just got a Kegerator. I want to pour Guinness Stout and I purchased the Nitro Regulator and the keg coupler from Kegerator. Where would I purchase a 20 cu. ft Nitro tank for this process? How much should I expect to pay? What is the proper Pressure I should set the regulator at? I was told I can use CO2 but after drinking many a pints in Ireland I prefer to try to keep the experience as original as possible.
thank you for your help on this one.

You want beer gas, a CO2/nitro mix, rather than straight nitro.

+1 denny

I might be mistaken, but I believe a special faucet is needed also.  As far as the gas, you might find the gas at a welding supply shop.  Or, you might try asking your local beer distributor.

Yes, you need a special faucet to dispense beer on beer gas.

Regarding purchasing beer gas, my local welding shop will fill cylinders of it for me.  You just need to tell them the mixture of CO2 to N2 which I don't recall at the moment. They will fill it by weight.
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