For over thirty years we have had the highest standards in Keg Couplers for all situations a bar will need. We also supply households with the same couplers we sell to the commercial taverns and wholesale beer distributors.
The draught beer keg coupler or valve allows the gas (CO2, Nitrogen, Air or Blended beer & stout gas) to enter the keg and the keg's beverage (beer, ale, stout, porter, wine, soda, alt etc.) to exit the beer keg.
The gas line from the primary or secondary regulator connects to the 5/16" tailpiece on the coupler. The beverage exits via tailpiece which is connected to a hose going to the beer faucet's shank tailpiece. This is normally a 3/16" tail piece in residential and direct draw applications. This tailpiece is supplied with all our coupler assemblies.
A 5/16" or 3/8" tailpiece is used in most long & short draw commercial applications. In all but the Perlick Low Profile the beverage exits the coupler from the top while the Perlick has a built in 3/16" tail piece on the side opposite the 5/16" gas nipple. All keg couplers come with a 5/16" gas hose tail piece on the side. Our standard assemblies come with a 3/16" tail piece. Stainless Steel tail pieces are supplied with all s/s keg couplers as well as the beer nuts and washers as applicable. We have specific couplers designed for both beer and wine kegs. Beer kegs can use any of the couplers but all USA commercial establishments are now required to use stainless steel for wine and cider. Cider and wine requires either a plastic probe coupler or a 304 stainless steel (S/S) probe coupler.
See the Blog for a list of which beers use which coupler. For example Budweiser takes a D Coupler. Guinness takes a U
Quality: All the couplers we sell are selected from the finest US manufacturers for use in their respective listed application.
Safety: All couplers are all equipped with an integral safety relief device which prevents a keg from exceeding the recommended working pressure if there is a regulator failure.
Reliability: Unlike the couplers made for home use sold by discount web sites, these are designed and manufactured to meet the rough and tumble handling in commercial bars and taverns. If kept lubricated with Probe and tap Lubricant they will provide years of great service. These keg coupler valves are able to tap all 1/6, 1/5. 1/4, and 1/2 barrels. We also now sell the European One-Way keg coupler. Volume discounts are available on all couplers. Call the Kegman. 973-512-2028