Understanding Keg Couplers: Exploring D Type and Micro Matic Options
Keg couplers play a vital role in the world of beer dispensing, ensuring a smooth flow of beer from kegs to taps. Among the various types available, D Type couplers and Micro Matic couplers have gained widespread popularity. In this article, we will delve into the features, benefits, and applications of these two key coupler options.
- Keg Couplers: Enhancing Beer Dispensing Efficiency
Keg couplers serve as the crucial link between kegs and tap systems. They provide the necessary pressure, gas supply, and connection mechanism required for beer dispensing. Let's explore two prominent options: D Type couplers and Micro Matic couplers.
- D Type Couplers: The Standard Choice
D Type couplers are the most common type of keg couplers used globally. They are widely compatible with American beers and are designed to fit most domestic kegs. These couplers are recognized by their distinctive probe shape, with a flat head and three pins.
With D Type couplers, keg connection becomes a breeze. They feature a lever handle that engages the coupler onto the keg, creating a secure seal. The built-in gas and beer valves control the flow, ensuring a smooth and controlled pour every time.
- Micro Matic Couplers: Precision Engineering for Specialized Brews
For those dealing with European or craft beers, Micro Matic couplers are a popular choice. These couplers are designed to fit specific keg types, including European Sankey kegs. Micro Matic couplers offer a precise and reliable connection, ensuring the quality of unique beer flavors.
One notable feature of Micro Matic couplers is their advanced safety interlock system. This system prevents accidental disconnection during operation, maintaining a secure and uninterrupted beer flow. Additionally, Micro Matic couplers often incorporate innovative features like flow control mechanisms, enabling bartenders to adjust the pour speed to suit different beer styles.
- Choosing the Right Coupler for Your Needs
When selecting a keg coupler, compatibility is key. D Type couplers are suitable for most domestic and American beers, making them a versatile choice for many establishments. Micro Matic couplers, on the other hand, cater to specialized kegs, offering a precise fit for European and craft beer varieties.
Consider the beer selection at your establishment and ensure you have the appropriate couplers on hand. It's also essential to understand the maintenance and cleaning requirements for each coupler type to ensure longevity and optimal performance.
Keg couplers are indispensable tools for beer dispensing, allowing for a seamless flow from kegs to taps. D Type couplers and Micro Matic couplers offer distinct advantages depending on the keg types and beer styles you work with.
D Type couplers provide broad compatibility and ease of use, making them a popular choice for many establishments serving domestic and American beers. On the other hand, Micro Matic couplers offer precision engineering, catering to the needs of European and craft beer enthusiasts.
By understanding the features and benefits of each coupler type, you can make an informed decision and ensure that your beer dispensing system operates efficiently, delivering a delightful experience to your patrons.
What does every keg require? It requires a keg coupler to tap that keg.
MicroMatic keg coupler type D highlights
- Stainless Steel body improves durability and resistance to chemicals
- Stainless Steel handle fork for added strength
- 304 Stainless steel probe is resistant chemicals and won’t chip like chrome
Short handle is ideal for the smaller diameter 1/6 kegs
Unsure if your brand of beer requires a D style keg coupler? Browse below for your list of beer or contact us and we will let you know.
|Abita Golden||Killian's Irish Red|
|Abita Light||Kirin Ichiban|
|Abita Purple Haze||Kokaneev|
|Abita Turbodog||Labatt Blue|
|ACME Brown Ale||Leinenkugel|
|ACME IPA||Little Kings|
|ACME Pale Ale||Lost Coast Alleycat Amber|
|Alaskan Amber||Lost Coast Apricot Wheat|
|Alaskan ESB||Lost Coast Downtown Brown|
|Alaskan Pale Ale||Lost Coast Great White|
|Alaskan Smoked Porter||Lost Coast Raspberry Brown|
|Alaskan Stout||Lowenbrau (US)|
|Alaskan Winter Ale||Mad River Jamaica Red Ale|
|Alexander Keith||Mad River Steelhead Pale|
|Anderson Valley Belks Bitter||Maudite|
|Anderson Valley Boont Amber||Miami Trail Brewing|
|Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA||Michael Shea's|
|Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold||Michelob|
|Bad Frog - BAD Light||Michelob Amber Bock|
|Bad Frog Golden- Amber Lager||Michelob Light|
|Bad Frog Micro-Malt||Michelob Speciality|
|Bay Hawk Chocolate Porter||Michelob Ultra|
|BayHawk Amber Ale||Mickey's|
|BayHawk California Pale Ale (CPA)||Middle Ages|
|BayHawk Honey Blonde||Miller Genuine Draft|
|BayHawk OC Lager||Miller Lite|
|BBC Long Beach Crude||Milwaukee's Best|
|BBC Strawberry Blonde||Molson Canadian|
|BBC Top Sail||Moosehead|
|Black Dog||Natural Ice|
|Blanche de Chambly||Natural Light|
|Blue Moon||New Amsterdam|
|Breckenridge||New Zeland Steinlager|
|Brooklyn Brown Ale||Nor'Wester|
|Brooklyn East India Pale Ale||North Coast Old Rasputin Stout|
|Brooklyn Lager||North Coast Pranqster Belgian|
|Brooklyn Pennant Ale 55||North Coast Red Seal Ale|
|Brooklyn Pilsner||North Coast Scrimshaw|
|Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale||O'Doul's|
|Brooklyn Weisse||Old Milwaukee|
|Bruin Pale Ale||Old Vienna|
|Bud Dry||Pete's Seasonals|
|Bud Ice||Pete's Wicked Ale|
|Bud Ice Light||Porter & Summerfest|
|Bud Light||Portland Mactarnahan's Amber|
|Budweiser||Portland Oregon Honey|
|Budweiser Select||Pyramid Hefeweizen|
|Carlton and United Breweries (CUB)||Red Ale|
|Celis||Red Hook Blonde|
|Cider Jack||Red Hook ESB|
|Columbia Brewing||Red Hook IPA|
|Coors||Red Hook Seasonal|
|Coors Light||Red Wolf|
|Corona||Rogue Dead Guy Ale|
|Custom Brewcrafters||Rogue Hazelnut Brown|
|Deschutes Black Butte||Rogue Red|
|Devil Mountain||Rolling Rock|
|Dos Equis Amber||Rouge-Mogal|
|Dos Equis Lager||Sam Adams Boston Lager|
|El River Brewing||Sam Adams Seasonal|
|Fat Tire||Saxer Brewing|
|Firestone Double Barrel Ale||Shiner Bock|
|Firestone Lager||Ship Inn|
|Firestone Pale Ale||Shipyard|
|Firestone Walker's Ale||Sierra Nevada Pale Ale|
|Flying Dog||Sierra Nevada Seasonal|
|Full Sail Amber Ale||Southpaw|
|Full Sail Pale Ale||Spanish Peaks Black Dog|
|Genesee||Starr Hill Brewery|
|George Killian's Irish Red||Steinlager|
|Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen||Tecate|
|Gordon Biersch Marzen||Thomas Kemper|
|Green Mountain Cidery||Unibroue|
|Hard Core Cider||Weinhard's|
|Henry Weinhard's||Whitbread Ale|
|High Falls||Widmer Hefeweizen|
|Holy Cow Red||Widmer Seasonal|
|Hornsby's||Woodchuck Dark & Dry Cider|
|Hudson Valley||Wyder's Apple Cider|
|Humboldt Hemp Ale||Wyder's Peach Cider|
|Humboldt IPA||Wyder's Pear Cider|
|Humboldt Pale Ale||Wyder's Raspberry Cider|
|Humboldt Red Nectar Ale||Yuengling|