Kegerator Parts List & Definitions
Below, we have a list of all the different parts of a kegerator, along with a description of each component.
1. Faucet Handle
This is the handle that you pull on to release the beer from the tap. There are a wide variety of tap handles, from regular to customizable, that you can choose from.
The beer flows out from the faucet, a spigot-like tap, which is the port of exit from the kegerator to your glass. The faucet can easily become the dirtiest part of the kegerator, so it is recommended that you do regular routine cleaning on the faucet.
3. Beer Tower
One of the first things you will see when you look at your kegerator is the beer tower. This tube holds the beer lines that run from the faucet to the keg, and it is generally tall enough to fit most types of beer glasses, including pint glasses, under the faucet.
4. Guard Rail
Guard rails add a certain elegance to kegerators. But they also serve a functional purpose. These railings help to prevent your beer glasses from falling off the top of the kegerator, helping you avoid spillage or broken glass on your floors.
5. Drip Tray
The drip tray helps collect the small amount of runoff beer from overfilled glasses, leaking faucets, and spills. Located directly under the faucet, this tray helps to clean up most messes so you don’t have to.
Kegerator regulators allow you to view the CO2 pressure amount, and this item generally lets you know when the CO2 tank is almost empty. Remember to periodically check this gauge to see when its time to refill or reorder a CO2 tank.
7. CO2 Tube
The CO2 tube allows the CO2 from the tank to flow through the kegerator. This pushes the beer out of the faucet at a consistent rate, helping to achieve the perfect pour and to let the beer flow.
8. CO2 Cylinder (supplied empty)
One of the most important parts of the kegerator, the CO2 tank holds the CO2 in waiting for it to regulate the expulsion of beer from the keg. One pound of compressed CO2 can deliver a standard keg of liquid through a kegerator, so you will need to refill the tank periodically. You can do this at any local supplier or hardware store.
9. Cylinder Holder
The cylinder holder is a self-explanatory name, but it still bears mentioning. Simply put, it keeps the CO2 cylinder in place on the kegerator. The holder can be placed in various locations (depending on the kegerator), but it will generally be in the back or out of sight of the kegerator’s front side.
10. American Sankey Keg Coupler
A keg coupler is essentially a keg tap that is mounted onto the keg and powered by a compressed gas line. The American Sankey coupler (also known as a System D coupler) is the coupler used by most U.S. brewing companies for their beer kegs, and is secured by twisting them into place like a screw.
11. Metal Keg Floor Support
One of the most valuable parts of a kegerator is the keg floor, which needs to be strong enough to support a large keg filled with beer (which may weigh up to 170 lbs). In addition, it aids in the overall cooling process of the kegerator by keeping the cool air inside and not leaking out the bottom of the unit.
12. Caster Washer (x2)
These two washers, designed to go on the front wheels of your kegerator, help to support the weight of the kegerator and to prevent damage to the bottom surface.
13. Casters (x4)
Specifically designed to make the kegerator more portable, rolling casters help take the burden out of lifting the keg and kegerator. Alternatively, just roll the unit to wherever you need.
14. Neoprene Washer
Designed for connecting the beer line to the keg coupler, this washer keeps the connections of these two separate and well-protected.
15. Snap-On Clamps (x2)
Used to secure both ends of the gas CO2 line tube to the CO2 regulator and the keg coupler. Keeps the gas line secured and keeps the gas from leaking out of either end of the tube.
16. Wire Shelves (not pictured) (x2)
The wire shelves allow you to convert your kegerator into a beverage refrigerator, giving your kegerator the ability to be versatile to your situation.
17. Half Barrel Keg (not included)
Filled with refreshing draft beer, kegs are designed to keep the beer cold and help it to avoid contamination. Kegs can be used for a variety of activities: recreation, commercial use, parties, and much more.
18. Faucet Wrench
A convenient tool that allows you to easily change the faucet on your beer tower. Fits almost any kegerator faucet for great versatility.