Kegerator Parts

There are several kegerator parts that make up a beer dispensing system. Some parts are required in all systems while others are used to upgrade or improve the overall function.

There are several kegerator parts that make up a beer dispensing system. Some parts are required in all systems while others are used to upgrade or improve the overall function.

It is important to be able to identify each part and understand how each is used in the system.

The following diagram shows a typical Kegerator Parts setup.

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The following parts are used in all home beer dispensing systems.

CO2 Tank

The CO2 Tank provides carbon dioxide to your beer keg. It is used to maintain carbonation in the beer and to pressurize the system to dispense the beer. For more information, click here to go to my CO2 Tank page.

CO2 Regulator

A CO2 Regulator is used to regulate the amout of CO2 going to the keg from the tank. This is an important kegerator part. It needs to be set at the right pressure to maintain the correct carbonation level in the beer and to dispense without foaming. For more information, click here to go to my CO2 Regulator page.

Beer Taps

The Beer Tap, also known as a keg coupler is attached to the top of the keg. It allows the gas to go into the keg and beer to flow out. There are six different types used for kegs. For more information, click here to go to my Beer Taps page.

Kegerator Shank

The Kegerator Shank is a threaded tube that goes through your kegerator or beer tower. The faucet is attached to outside of the shank and the beer line is attached to the inside. For more information, click here to go to my Kegerator Shank page.

Beer Faucet

This is the kegerator part that gets seen the most. The beer faucet is where the beer is dispensed from. There are many types of faucets available. Some are made to be used for specific styles of beer. For more information, click here to go to my Beer Faucet page.

Beer Tap Handles

Beer Tap Handles are made in many shapes and sizes and from different materials. The handle screws on to the faucet and is used to turn the faucet on and off. The handle is pushed forward to open the faucet and pulled back to close the faucet. For more information, click here to go to my Beer Tap Handles page.

Beer Line

Beer line can easily be overlooked but it is actually an important kegerator part. The length and inside diameter are critical for balancing the pressure in the system to create a good pour. A 3/16-inch diameter beer line is used in most home systems. For more information, click here to go to my Beer Line page.

Gas Line

The gas line is used to run gas from the regulator to the keg. There several sizes available and any will work as long as it rated for the pressure it will be under. For more information, click here to go to my Gas Line page.

Faucet Wrench

The faucet wrench is used to assemble the kegerator parts. One end has a special wrench for tightening the faucet and some have a hex wrench on the other end for all other connections. For more information, click here to go to my Faucet Wrench page.


These kegerator parts are only used on some systems or added to upgrade.

Beer Tower

Beer towers are used on most store bought kegerators. They provide a way to dispense beer from the top of the kegerator. You can buy a tower with a single or multiple faucets. For more information, click here to go to my Beer Tower page.

Beer Faucet Lock

This is a good addition if you have kids or have a reason to keep your beer locked up. For more information, click here to go to my Beer Faucet Lock page.

CO2 Manifold

A CO2 manifold is used to create multiple CO2 lines from a single regulator. The gas line from the regulator goes into the manifold and is split into multiple lines. For more information, click here to go to my CO2 Manifold page.

Kegerator Drip Tray

A kegerator drip tray is common on store bought and on homemade units. It is used to collect any beer that is overfilled or dripped from the faucet. They are available in many sizes and mounting configurations. For more information, click here to go to my Kegerator Drip Tray page.

Kegerator Temp Controller

You will need a temp controller if you are building a chest freezer kegerator. It is used to override the freezer thermostat and control the beer temperature. For more information, click here to go to my Kegerator Temp Controller page.


Well that's about it. This will give you a good start but please click on the links above to for more detail if needed.

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