Wat do I need for my CO2 connection?
Next to pressure tubes you will need to choose between different options for CO2 reducers. When choosing a CO2 pressure reducer it is important to know what types of beer you are going to pour and from how many kegs. Below you can find a few situations with options for the CO2 pressure reducer.
Situation 1: I'm going to pour from 1 keg
When serving beer from 1 keg a single CO2 pressure reducer will be enough.
Situation 2: I'm going to pour lager from 2 kegs
With this situation you have 2 options. You can use a double CO2 pressure reducer. This gives you the option to set the presser for each keg individually. The other option is to use a single CO2 pressure reducer and split the pressure across the 2 kegs. Splitting the CO2 pressure is most of the times not a problem with lagers, because the pressure doesn't have to be very accurate for this type of beer. If you want to serve 2 different types of beer, for example a lager and a Belgian ale you should look at situation 3.
Situation 3: I'm going to pour 2 different types of beer from 2 kegs
For quality (craft)beer it is important to be able to fine tube the CO2 pressure. To do this it is a great advantage when you have a double CO2 pressure reducer so you can set the CO2 pressure for each keg individually. Our advice in this situation would be to use a double CO2 pressure reducer.
Situation 4: I'm going to pour beer from more than 2 kegs
When serving beer from more thant 2 kegs you can use multiple CO2 cylinders. Far easiers is to use in-line pressure reducers. You can use 1 CO2 cylinder but still set the pressure for each keg. Next to the in-line pressure reducers you will need a single CO2 pressure reducer to connect to the cylinder. The pressure at the single reducer should be set a little bit higher than the highest pressure of your in-line pressure reducers.
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