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  • Regulates CO2 for a single keg; includes an inlet filter to control contaminants
  • Output gauge monitors pressure from 0-120 PSI; tank gauge measures pressure from 0-3000 PSI
  • Forged brass body with chrome-plated finish; corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated valve seats
  • Solid nylon inlet seal for a reliable tank connection; 3/8" outlet barb with shut-off
  • Installs onto a CO2 tank with CGA-320 threads
  • Pressure relief valve ensures safety by releasing at 115-125 PSI
  • For use in gas blender or nitrogen generator applications
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Micro Matic: From Keg to Glass

Micro Matic: From Keg to Glass

Today's ever-changing draft beer industry requires new and continually improving draft beer systems. This has driven the need for pre-configured solutions that are economical, easy to install and maintain, and above all ensure product integrity. For more than 50 years, Micro Matic has been the brewing industry's leading supplier of innovative stainless steel keg valve systems. We're proud of our ability to offer world class innovation through our advanced design and engineering superiority and product development. We demonstrate our commitment to our customer's success through the personalized support and advance training we offer to draft professionals. This presentation will give you an overview of the many ways in which Micro Matic is available to serve you. From offering complete draft beer systems or specific components, to hands on training programs and personalized attention to your needs. A revolutionary, pre-configured approach to buying and installing long draw draft beer systems makes it easier and more cost effective than ever to ensure your customer satisfaction. Our systems are always in stock and ready to ship on the same day in order to meet your most demanding customer's expectations. Let's take a look at the conditions and components of a typical draft beer system. We'll begin with temperature and pressure which are two of the most critically important factors in maintaining quality. Proper keg storage temperature is key to serving a quality draft beer. We always recommend that the walk in cooler be dedicated exclusively to kegs so the temperature of the beer is maintained at a constant 38 degrees. Now let's talk about pressure and gas sources. The basic purpose of a draft beer system is of course to get the beer from the keg to the glass while protecting its quality and carbonation levels. most systems use carbon dioxide, commonly known as CO2, to provide the pressure to move the beer because beer naturally has CO2 gas dissolved in it just as the brewer intended with his recipe. Simple direct draw systems usually use only CO2, while remote or long-draw systems use a combination of CO2 and nitrogen so as not to overcarbonate the beer. Long draw systems use Micro Matic gas blenders to assure that the CO2 and nitrogen gases are properly blended to the brewery-recommended proportions in order to protect product integrity and prevent over or undercarbonation. And having just the right combination of gases keeps the beer tasting great so your customers will keep coming back for more. Because using a blender is much more economical than buying pre mixed gasses in a cylinder, it reduces the pour cost, leading to greater profitability. Micro Matic gas blenders are an integral component of systems that dispense nitrogenous beers or have temperature fluctuations. Our CO2 purifier is another important component of the system because it removes contaminants commonly found in CO2 gas that can cause the beer to pick up odors and have an off taste. It takes moments to install and gives you confidence that your gas is always pure. Depending on the brand or type of beer, each individual keg requires its own specific pressure. Our secondary regulators reduce the pressure from the gas blender to fit the needs of each keg. The regulators are pre-mounted on panels with the beer and gas hoses already connected for easy labor free installation. The gas lines are connected to the keg coupler which, when the keg valve is engaged, allows the gas to enter the keg and force the beer into the beer line and out to the faucet. Foam on beer detectors, commonly known as FOBs, stop the flow of beer immediately when the keg empties and that eliminates foam in the beer line. Installing a fob from each beer line will help reduce your pour cost and also minimize downtime while changing kegs. In long draw systems, maintaining a constant product temperature from the cooler to the faucet is an essential key to dispensing quality beer. A Micro Matic power pack utilizing a glycol bath is the most effective solution to ensure that the optimal temperature is maintained from the keg to the glass. The power pack refrigerates food grade antifreeze, commonly known as glycol, which is then circulated through coolant lines that are attached to the beer lines. The beer and coolant lines are encased in the insulated trunk housing which maintains the appropriate temperature while the beer is being transferred from the walk in cooler to the draft tower. This innovative barrier hose protects product quality from cross line flavor contamination and CO2 leakage. Our patented kool rite technology equipped draft towers are the most visible component of the draft system. The glycol ready tower is the last step in maintaining the beer temperature from the keg to the beer glass. The kool rite technology tower is equipped with 100% stainless steel parts from the trunk housing to the faucet in order to ensure product quality. Now let's look at how to keep your draft system running at optimum performance. It's important to remember that draft beer is a food product, and the equipment the beer flows through needs to be carefully monitored. Even with the best systems, proper cleaning and maintenance of the beer lines are essential to ensuring the quality of the draft beer. Micro Matic offers 2 different kinds of cleaning systems. While a recirculation cleaning system is the more effective, we also offer both portable and in place pressurized cleaning systems.

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Check out this video to get a quick lesson from Micro Matic on how beer effectively gets from a keg to a glass!

Micro Matic Anatomy of a Kegerator

Micro Matic Anatomy of a Kegerator

Draft beer is the best of the brewer's art, and serving it cold and fresh is the best way to enjoy it. At half the cost of cans and bottles, keg beer is also your best value, and it's easy to dispense whether you're at home or at your favorite bar or restaurant. Let's take a look inside a kegerator and figure out how it works. The temperature is critically important because it can be the primary reason for draft beer dispensing problems. Before you buy a keg of beer, give your kegerator time to cool down to 38 degrees Fahrenheit and then be sure the thermostat stays at 38 degrees. You can check the temperature whenever you'd like by keeping a glass full of water inside and then taking the temperature of the water in the glass. The first step is to connect the CO2 regulator to the CO2 cylinder. Check to see if there's a special fiber washer at this connection. Some regulator connections have integrated o ring seals on the tank connector and if they do a fiber washer is not necessary. Then securely tighten the tank nut to prevent gas leaks. Attach the red CO2 gas pressure tubing to the CO2 regulator outlet nipple and secure it with a clamp. Connect the other end of the red CO2 pressure tubing to the CO2 pressure inlet nipple on the keg coupler and secure it with a clamp. When you open the CO2 cylinder valve, open it all the way to be sure there are no leaks. The tank pressure gauge will read approximately 750 PSI, depending on whether the ambient temperature is warm, resulting in a higher psi, or cold which would cause a lower psi. Set the CO2 output pressure to 12 PSI. This setting will accommodate most keg beers with the exception of stouts. It's important to know that the length of the beer tubing and the required amount of CO2 gauge pressure may vary depending on the brand of beer, the beer temperature and the altitude where the beer is being served. For more information we recommend that you visit the beer forum or beer questions areas on our website at micromatic.com. After the pressure is set you should tighten the lock nut on the pressure adjusting screw to prevent tampering with the setting. Then turn the shutoff lever down to line up with the red gas pressure tubing, allowing the gas to flow. Next, connect the beer line hex nut to the keg coupler. You should always use a neoprene washer at this connection. Before connecting to the keg, check to be sure the other end of the beer line is connected to the faucet hardware. The keg coupler should be in the untapped, handle up position. Press the keg coupler into the keg valve and lock it into the lugs with a 1/4 clockwise turn. Then you can start the flow of the beer by pulling the keg coupler handle out and pushing down. The beer will immediately begin to flow and fill the beer line to the faucet. First, start with a beer clean glass that's been thoroughly washed in an oil free detergent. Hold the glass at a 45 degree angle, about an inch below the faucet. Do not let the faucet touch the glass. Then open the faucet completely and quickly. When the glass is about halfway full, gradually bring it to an upright position. Finish filling the glass by allowing the beer to pour straight down the middle. This ensures the proper release of CO2 by producing a 3/4" to 1" foam head. Then close the faucet completely and quickly. Now it's time to enjoy a cold draft beer from your new kegerator. To maintain the quality of your draft beer, you should clean the beer lines and the rest of the equipment regularly. You can always find cleaning instructions and equipment information at micromatic.com. Kegerators are available in many shapes and sizes and it's also easy to build your own using one of our conversion kits and a standard kitchen refrigerator. Micro Matic is the world's leading manufacturer of draft beer equipment. The brewery's choice in over 120 countries. Depend on Micro Matic for equipment and knowledge; the draft equipment specialists.

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This brief video shows you how a kegerator works, from how to set one up and clean it, and even how to build your own!

Micro Matic 642HP Details

Safely and effectively control the flow of CO2 to a single keg in your draft beer system with a product that's built to last while ensuring you never run out with this Micro Matic 642HP double gauge regulator! This primary regulator from the rugged Premium series has a durable forged brass body with a chrome-plated finish and high-quality internal components that are sure to save you money on replacement costs and guarantee a constant pressure supply at even high-output flow rates. It features nickel-plated valve seats for excellent corrosion resistance and even includes an integrated sintered bronze mesh inlet filter to help control CO2 contaminants!

This regulator comes with an output gauge that has a 0-120 PSI range so you can quickly monitor the amount of CO2 flowing from your gas tank to keg, and that high-pressure tolerance is exactly what makes this model perfect for gas blender and nitrogen generator applications. It also features a tank gauge that has a 0-3000 PSI range so you always know how much pressure remains in your cylinder. Regulating CO2 is key in providing guests with quality draft beer because if the pressure's too low, your beer may taste flat and if it's too high, the beer may pour with excessive foam.

The pressure on this regulator is easily adjusted by simply turning the ergonomic dial. It installs directly to your CO2 tank and features a long-lasting nylon inlet seal to prevent leaks, while the 3/8" outlet includes a shut-off valve so you can quickly and easily stop gas flow. For added safety and peace of mind, this model has an integrated pressure relief valve that stops the gas flow if pressure gets too high (at 115-125 PSI).

Because this item is not stocked in our warehouse, processing, transit times and stock availability will vary. If you need your items by a certain date, please contact us prior to placing your order. Expedited shipping availability may vary. We cannot guarantee that this item can be cancelled off of the order or returned once it is placed.

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