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The original, fully pourtable, commercial grade beverage dispensing system.

Below is important product usage and safety information.  It won’t take long, and we want to ensure you get to know your QuikTap and have the best and safest start possible.

Please review the QuikTap Operating Manual

View QuikTap Owners Manual

View your QuikStart Guide here.  You received a physical copy of this with your QuikTap purchase.

Helpful How-To Videos to get you setup and pouring perfectly

Setup

Step 1: Make sure regulator knob is turned all the way off (Counter-clockwise)

Step 2: Insert a full QuikTap 12 oz. Co2 cylinder into the bottom of the regulator and screw all the way in.

Step 3: With coupler lever disengaged (up position) turn regulator knob clockwise until pressure gauge reads between 5-8 psi.

Step 4: Make sure faucet is closed with the tap handle in the back position.

Step 5: Insert the bottom of the QuikTap coupler into the neck of the keg and twist clockwise. (Do not over tighten, it only needs to be securely attached.)

Step 6: To tap into the keg, pull the coupler lever out, push down, then release. Make sure the coupler lever stays locked down.

Step 7: Double check to make sure the pressure gauge remains between 5-8 psi. Now the keg is tapped and beer will dispense by pulling the tap handle.

Note: If the keg was warmed or shaken, it may contain excessive pressure which must be relieved before serving. Pull the ring for the pressure relief
valve on the side of the coupler to purge the excessive pressure. Observe the regulator gauge to monitor the change in pressure.

Dispensing

Step 1: Before dispensing your first beer, turn the flow-control knob positioned all the way down.

Step 2: Pull the faucet handle all the way forward.

Step 3: Slowly turn the flow-control knob up until beer trickles out. The first few ounces will contain more foam than desired as the tap rod cools and removes air.

Step 4: Slowly increase the flow-control knob until the beer pours correctly with the desired amount of foam. (The flow-control knob should not be all the way up)

Step 5: If beer is pouring too slowly, increase the pressure and adjust the flow-control until the beer pours as desired. If the keg has too much pressure, turn down the regulator knob and pull the pressure relief valve on the side of the coupler.

Note: Long lapses between pours allow the beverage inside the tap rod to warm and can result in foaming. Protecting the tap rod with our neoprene insulator, keeping your keg cold, and pouring often will help prevent foaming. After extended periods of inactivity, turn down the flow control knob and repeat steps 1-4

Troubleshooting

There are many variables that need to be evaluated each time you tap a keg with QuikTap. Some of the most noticeable include: the internal and external temperature of the keg, type of beverage being dispensed, the amount of pressure in the keg, your environment and altitude, and how frequently the beverages are being poured. Each of these factors needs to be considered when dialing in and adjusting the QuikTap’s settings so you can enjoy the perfect pour.
The most common issue is excess foaming and is usually a result of the following issues:

Temperature

Warm temperatures can cause Co2 to break out of the beer resulting in excess foam. Make sure the keg is kept cold and there are no warm spots at the bottom.

Agitation

Vibration from transit or excessive “sloshing” can cause excess foaming. If agitation has occurred, keep the keg cold, and allow time for the keg to settle. If you must serve before settling, use the pressure relief valve to purge the excess pressure. Then repeat step 1 from the dispensing guide.

Incorrect Serving Pressure

Excess foaming can occur when serving pressure is set too high or too low. Start at step 1 from the dispensing guide and slowly increase the serving pressure.
When beer begins to flow properly, take note of the pressure on the regulator gauge. Periodically check to make sure it does not creep up or down. Once pressure
has stabilized, adjust the flow-control knob until the beer pours properly and consistently.

Cleaning & Maintenance

View how to properly clean & maintain the QuikTap SS. It’s extremely important to the overall performance and longevity of your tap to clean properly as well as quickly after every use.  In this video we’ll go through the Quik Clean as well as the Deep Clean, tear-down, coupler cleaning, o-ring changing and more.

Cleaning Video