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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. Only use QuikTap Single Use gas cylinders. 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.
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Get to Know Your QuikTap® Tabletop Dispenser
2.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Keg
Liquid Out Faucet Assembly
Gas In Regulator Assembly
Bulk Gas Assembly
Clean and sanitize the keg with a mild detergent such as Powdered Beer Wash (PBW) and Star San by Fivestar Chemical using the manufacturer’s recommended mix ratio and directions for each. More information on how to clean and sanitize the Tabletop Dispenser are provided in the sections below.
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.
Make sure your faucet assembly is clean and moves freely (forward and backward).
Use a mild detergent such as Powdered Brewery Wash (PBW) by Fivestar Chemical following the manufacturer’s ratio mixing instructions. 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.
Rinse the keg with fresh water following the same instructions to wash the keg and faucet.
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.
Store unit without the lid attached to allow excess water to drain out and air dry.
Fill the keg with your custom craft cocktail recipe ingredients, or desired beverage, not to exceed 2.25 gallons. Close & lock the lid.
Attach the Regulator Assembly by lifting the sliding collar on the grey quick disconnect and pushing down on the “IN” post until you hear a click. Set the pressure on the regulator to 3-5 psi to start and turn the knob on the regulator to on. You should hear CO2 filling into the keg. Adjust serving pressure as desired. If you over-pressurize the keg, simply pull up on the pressure relief valve on the keg lid to release.
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!
Pull the faucet forward with drinking vessel below. Adjust regulator pressure if necessary & let the fun begin!
Clean keg and faucet after every use. This is a must!
Check the small black o-rings on both the “IN” and “OUT” keg posts to make sure they are not worn out. If you hear gas leaking from the either ball lock disconnect when installed on the keg, chances are the o-ring is worn and needs to be replaced. If you see liquid leaking from the black ball lock disconnect when installed on the keg, replace the o-ring on the keg post.
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.
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.
Helpful How-To Videos
Yes! While there are several different brands and setups of beverage carts (and golf carts in general), and there is no “one seize fits all” solution, QuikTap® offers two primary mounting solutions that fit the vast majority of beverage carts:
For more information about mounting options, please watch our video tutorial:
The capacity of the QuikTap® Tabletop Dispenser is 2.5 gallons, however, it is recommended and best practice to formulate your cocktails to no more than 288 ounces.
Example: 288 liquid ounces will make 48/6oz cocktails. Six ounces of liquid will fill a 14oz glass filled with ice.
There are a couple of reasons that this can happen and there is a simple solution!
- Check to make sure you are putting the the disconnects on the proper “posts” on the keg. The post marked “in” is for the regulator assembly (grey=gas) and the post marked “out” is for the faucet assembly (black=booze and booze comes out)
- Make sure you are pulling up on the collar of the disconnect when attaching to the keg!
- There is a black o-ring on both of the keg posts. Sometimes these will dry out over time and need some lubrication. Simply apply a small amount of food safe lubricant with your finger around the o-ring and this should solve your problem.
- Make sure the post o-ring isn’t damaged. If it is, simply replace it.
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!
We recommend batching at (2) gallons or as close to 256 ounces as possible. Over filling of the keg will result in the beverage back-flowing into the regulator causing the dispenser not to work. If this happens, turn the regulator to the off positions, release all pressure in the keg by pulling up the pressure relief valve on the lid, removing the lid, and emptying out enough liquid so the gas dip tube is no longer submersed.
On the keg you’ll see an IN post (male fitting) and OUT post (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. Make sure to keep the o-rings on the keg posts lubricated with food-grade lubricant!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answer: Use a wrench to tighten in a clockwise direction.