Just ordered your first whole enchilada keg kit and not sure how to put it together? Dave from Corny Keg shows you how simple it is is to assemble our whole enchilada keg kit and get started kegging your homebrew!
There are variety of whole enchilada kits available, but they generally are assembled in the same way.
In your whole enchilada kit, you will receive the following items:
- Gas line (approx. 3 ft)
- Gas connector (gray/white)
- Liquid line (longer - at least 5 ft)
- Liquid connector (black)
- Picnic faucet -or- Beer faucet with MFL fitting and adaptor
- CO2 regulator
- CO2 cylinder (with removable valve protection). Please note that CO2 cylinders ship empty, so you will need to get yours filled locally before assembling your kit.
You will need the following tools:
- Adjustable wrench
- Flat head screw driver.
Step 1: First, if you have purchased the kit with a picnic faucet, connect the liquid line to the liquid connector and the picnic faucet. First put on a clamp, and then attach the connector to one side. Move the clamp towards the connector and tighten the clamp with a flat head screwdriver to secure. Repeat the process on the other side with the picnic faucet.
If you have purchased the kit with a beer faucet, attach the beer faucet directly to the adaptor and screw the liquid connector to the other side of the adaptor with the MFL fitting.
Step 2: Next, connect the gas line to the gas connector and the CO2 regulator. First put on a clamp, and then attach the connector to one side. Move the clamp towards the connector and tighten the clamp with a flat head screwdriver to secure. Repeat the process on the other side with the CO2 regulator.
Step 3: Connect the regulator to the CO2 cylinder, and tighten with the adjustable wrench.
Step 4: Release any residual pressure in the keg, lifting up on manual valve release and turning it 90 degrees. Hold it open until all air is released.
Step 5: Lift the latch on the handle and turn the lid 90 degrees, let the front drop down, and pull the back out, removing the entire lid.
Step 6: Clean and sanitize your keg, and then add your homebrew to the keg.
Step 7: Put the lid back on by putting the front in first and twisting 90 degrees before pressing the latch down to close. Make sure the lid is centered within the oval opening.
Step 8: The side labeled "In" is the gas side. If "In" is not printed on the keg, look for a divot in the nut, which indicates that it is gas side. Attach your gas connector to this side. Attach your liquid connector to the other side.
Step 9: Enjoy your homebrew!