Inspired by the Stout episode of Brewing TV, I’ve taken my kegerator to the next level by getting a stout faucet and nitro keg.
It’s pretty great but did require some minor reconfiguration of my kegerator. Previously I had a single gas line coming into the fridge with it being split inside to the kegs. Because I now need to switch a gas disconnect between two gas tanks I drilled a second 1/2″ hole in the back of the fridge and ran both disconnect lines out through there. Then I moved the gas splitter outside the fridge so that with two CO2 kegs I’ll simply split the CO2 through there. When I have a stout on tap I’ll simply move that disconnect off of the CO2 splitter over to the Nitrogen keg. I used extra-long lengths of gas hose with swivel flare fittings to make moving them around easy.
I got the tank, faucet, and spare parts from Keg Connection and I got it filled at Weld Specialty’s Milwaukee location. Using Northern Brewer’s Nitro Keg Guide I set the N2 regulator to 25 psi and got a nice pour on the first attempt.