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Get To Know Your QuikTap Tabletop Dispenser

WARNING: KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN!

This device uses a high pressure CO2 cylinder.  Improper use, filling, storage, or disposal of CO2 cylinder may result in property damage, serious personal injury, or death.  Do not use this device for any other purpose than as mentioned in this guide.  Do not attempt to modify this product without the assistance of a certified professional.  Only use QuikTap Single Use gas cylinders. Important information regarding Prop. 65

FAQ

The lid on my keg is leaking gas – what do I do?2021-07-13T12:17:15-04:00

Each keg is pressure tested before it is sent out.  Here’s a few things to check and resolve the issue:

#1 Is the PRV (pressure relief valve) stuck open or loose? The PRV is located in the middle-top of the lid and has a small ring on it. If gas is leaking from the PRV, you will be able to feel or hear the gas exiting the keg.   Be sure it is fully seated by pulling up on it and watch it properly set in the down position.  Turn the ring clockwise to tighten the valve.  The PRV will also activate if the pressure inside the keg is too high.

#2 Is the lid aligned properly?  Release the lid and make sure all sides are evenly touching before locking.  A leak can occur if the lid is not attached correctly.

#3 Is the black rubber o-ring on the lid? Each lid comes with this o-ring.  Without this ring, there will not be an airtight seal.  At times (especially during long periods of storage), the lid o-ring can stick to the inside top of the keg.

#4 Using food safe lubricant, lubricate the o-ring generously.

If you still have questions, please contact us directly at 855-784-5827.  Cheers!

What’s the difference between the Golf Kit and a standard QuikTap Tabletop dispenser?2021-04-08T17:09:38-04:00

The QuikTap kit for golf utilizes an internal check valve on the regulator assembly.  This is utilized to help avoid backflow into the regulator if the keg is mounted on a beverage golf cart.  The golf kit also comes standard with a stainless steel self closing faucet to prevent any accidental or unwanted pourings.

How many gallons or ounces do I batch the cocktail in the 2.5 gallon keg?2021-04-08T17:09:06-04:00

We recommend batching at 2.25 gallons or as close to 288oz as possible.

How do I know which poppet to put the regulator assembly on and the faucet assembly on?2021-04-08T17:08:37-04:00

On the keg you’ll see an IN poppet (male fitting) and OUT poppet (male fitting).  Black = booze.  Booze goes OUT.  Gray = gas.  Gas goes in.  Be sure to pull up on the collar on the disconnects (female fitting) and push down until you hear the distinct CLICK of the poppet and disconnect engaging properly.

Do I need to strain my ingredients before I put them into my keg?2021-04-08T17:14:11-04:00

Absolutely.  To avoid any clogging or restricted pouring, it is recommended to fine strain all ingredients before they go into the keg.  It is also recommended to avoid any overly thick mixes, such as pre-bottled bloody mary mix.

What PSI do I pour my cocktails?2021-04-08T17:07:24-04:00

On average, 4-6 PSI is normal for non-carbonated beverages.  The CO2 is simply used to push out the beverage.  If you’re pouring a carbonated beverage such as a Moscow mule, you’ll want to keep the PSI higher (15-20 PSI) and take advantage of the Perlick Flow control faucet to reduce pouring speed.

How do I keep the cocktails in the dispenser cold?2021-04-08T17:06:54-04:00

There are a few different options for this.  Many will pre-batch the cocktails and put them in the refrigerator or cooler.  In the very warm environments, we’ve seen users use a tub with ice and place the dispenser in them.  Best practice is to serve the cocktails over ice.

How many 2.5 gallon kegs will the 74g single use CO2 cylinder dispense?2021-04-08T17:06:12-04:00

The 74g CO2 cylinder is used to push the cocktail out from the keg.  Depending on many variables including ambient temperature, pouring PSI, or head space in the keg to name a few, each 74g cylinder on average will dispense qty 2, 2.25 gallon batches. The CO2 also acts as a natural preservative as well as, helping shelf life of natural ingredients.

Pro Tips

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:  You can download the TableTop QuikStart Guide here.

Tip 7:  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 8:  Batch cocktails recipes to 2.25 gallons to avoid overfilling of keg and causing undesired back flow that is detrimental to the regulator.

Helpful How-To Videos

How to Setup and Use QuikTap’s Tabletop Dispenser

Checkout the unpacking, setup and dispensing from QuikTap’s portable Tabletop Dispenser. As seen in restaurants, at festivals, event spaces, and tailgates, QuikTap’s Tabletop dispenser’s 2.5 gallon stainless steel keg holds, and dispenses, whatever you’re pouring – whether it be craft cocktails, kombucha, coffee, or your own special sweet nectar – perfectly and precisely.

How to clean & Sanitize
How to Clean & Sanitize your QuikTap TableTop Dispenser

Taking proper care of your TableTop dispenser is critical.  Learn the proper cleaning technique and maintenance tips to keep your QuikTap dispenser it tip-top shape.  This video covers a quick clean and rise to a soak and sanitizing as well as replacing o-rings.

TD Maintenance
Maintenance of the Tabletop Dispenser

In addition to cleaning and sanitizing, keeping proper maintenance on your Tabletop dispenser will help in its longevity and performance over time.  Learn how to locate and replace all o-rings, remove and deep clean the faucet assembly, use the pressure relief valve and more. The moral of the story?  Keep it clean!

How to use a Bulk CO2 source with your QuikTap Corny Keg Setup

This Gas Ball Lock Assembly for Bulk C02 allows you to hook up your Corny Keg QuikTap system to your choice of bulk gas supply – any size – any type – perfect for those events you’re really getting after it!

How To Install and Use QuikTap’s Single Use Gas Cylinders

QuikTap’s single use gases are extremely convenient and practical.  Watch this video and learn how to install, use and replace QuikTap’s 74g CO2 and 18g Nitrogen single use gas cylinders with ease. It also includes some do’s and don’ts throughout the process.

Setup

Step 1: Clean the keg with a mild detergent such as Powdered Beer Wash (PBW) by Fivestar Chemical.

Step 2: Sanitize your keg after washing with Star San by Fivestar Chemical.

Step 3: Attach your full gas source (12oz Refillable CO2 Tank or Single Use Gas Cylinder) to the Regulator Assembly by turning clockwise until firmly seated. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Turn the regulator knob to make sure you have pressure. If using the Bulk Gas Assembly, attach the regulator to the bulk gas cylinder, attach gas ball lock disconnect to the “IN” post, and set your desired pressure on the regulator. Once you have pressure, turn the regulator knob to the “off” position and pull the pressure relief valve to release pressure.

Step 4: Make sure your faucet assembly is clean and moves freely (forward and backward).

Dispensing

Step 1: Fill the keg with your custom craft cocktail recipe ingredients, or desired beverage, not to exceed 2.25 gallons. Close & lock the lid.

Step 2: Attach the Regulator Assembly to the post marked “IN” on the keg. To attach the grey ball lock disconnect to the “IN” post on the keg, lift the sliding collar on the disconnect and push down on the “IN” post, release the collar, and continue pushing until you hear a “click”. Now you are connected. If knob on the regulator is turned on, you should hear CO2 filling into the keg. Set the pressure on the regulator to 3-5 psi to start. Adjust your pressure as you wish for desired low. If you over-pressurize the keg, simply pull up on the pressure relief valve on the keg to release.

Step 3: Attach the faucet assembly with black ball lock disconnect in the same manner as above on the “OUT” post of the keg, until you hear the “click”. Make sure the faucet knob is in the off position (pushed back) so you don’t waste your beverage. Trust us on this one!

Step 4: Pull the faucet forward with drinking vessel below. Adjust regulator pressure if necessary & let the fun begin!

Cleaning

Step 1:  Clean the keg with a mild detergent such as Powdered Beer Wash (PBW) by Fivestar Chemical. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on amount of wash to water ratio to use. Fill your keg with wash and water; use a long brush to gently scrub inside of keg. Install the lid and lock it on keg, attach gas source and
faucet assembly to keg and dispense the solution through the keg. Use a faucet brush to clean inside the faucet spout.

Step 2:  Rinse the keg with fresh water following the same instructions to wash the keg and faucet.

Step 3: Sanitize your keg after washing with Star San by Fivestar Chemical. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on amount of sanitizer to water ratio to use. Follow the same instructions for washing and rinsing.

Step 4: Store unit without the lid attached to allow excess water to drain out and air dry.

Maintenance

Step 1: Clean keg and faucet after every use. This is a must!

Step 2: Check o-rings on keg posts, both “IN” and “OUT”. There is a small black o-ring on each post and over time, they can wear out. If you hear gas leaking from the grey ball lock disconnect when installed on the keg, chances are the o-ring is worn and needs to be replaced. Same goes for the black faucet ball lock disconnect. If you see liquid leaking from the black ball lock disconnect when installed on the keg, replace the o-ring on the keg post.

Step 3: Inspect the large o-ring on the keg lid for cracks or wear. Over time, this o-ring can become worn and stretch out of shape. If you aren’t getting a good seal when you lock the lid on the keg, replace this o-ring.

Step 4: Inspect the red o-ring on the 12oz Refillable CO2 Tank for cracks or wear. Over time, this o-ring can become worn, get brittle, or kink. If you aren’t getting a good connection when screwed into Regulator Assembly or you hear gas leaking from Regulator Assembly, the o-ring is the likely issue. Replace o-ring as needed.

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