Tip 1: Make sure you strain out fruit pulp or seeds from your favorite concoction prior to putting it in the QuikTap Tabletop Dispenser, as they will clog the feed tube and impede/stop the performance of your dispenser!
Tip 2: The gas is used to fill the head space in the keg and push out the beverage. Start lower at 2-3 PSI and adjust to a higher PSI as needed to get desired flow. If you start out at too high of a PSI (and the beverage is coming out too fast), adjust the regulator down pull the pressure relief valve on the top of the keg to release gas pressure. If you dial back the regulator from higher pressure to lower pressure, you will hear a “hissing” sound coming from the back of the regulator. This is normal as the regulator is releasing pressure to achieve psi level on dial.
Tip 3: Clean thoroughly using mild detergent and sanitizer after every use. We recommend using Powdered Brewery Wash and Star Sanitizer, both by Fivestar Chemical.
Tip 4: Use a faucet brush to clean the faucet regularly.
Tip 5: You can put the whole Tabletop Dispenser in the refrigerator overnight if you haven’t gone through all of your beverage. Turn the regulator knob to “off” and let the pressure out of the keg using the pressure relief valve on the lid of the keg. This will keep your beverage from carbonating, unless of course, this is your desired effect.
Tip 6: DO NOT agitate (shake) the keg with the regulator assembly attached. This will cause back flow into the regulator itself and cause serious damage.
Tip 7: Batch cocktails recipes to 2.25 gallons to avoid overfilling of keg and causing undesired back flow that is detrimental to the regulator.