Need advice on setting up a Nitro system

Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by Shmota, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Shmota

    Shmota Aficionado (125) Indiana Jun 16, 2008

    I Have been running a Co2 Draft system for about 3 years. I am looking to throw a keg of Founders Breakfast Stout on for the fall and thought it was a good time to try Nitrogen. Looking on More Beer I found one option for a faucet one option "sold out" for a guage and one option for a 5 lb tank.

    I would like to draw from experience and find out what the better brands of faucets and guages are for nitro. Do I need different type or different length line. What pressure should I be starting with. Anything you guys have to offer would be much appreciated. Thanks
  2. I am not sure if the FBS runs on nitro or not, I do not think so - not to say you couldnt run it nitro. From my research the faucets seem to be only made by two primary manufactures, I went with the Micromatic.

    For my 2 tap setup, I just purchased the following:

    Recommended line regardless of nitro or co2 seems to be this Bev-Seal, I found it from Bird Man Brewing:
    Accuflex Bev-Seal Ultra Barrier Tubing

    From Amazon via Beverage Factory:
    Stainless Steel Premium Guinness Stout Beer Faucet

    From Kegworks:

    742N Premium Double Gauge Nitrogen Regulator

    9100-NITROGEN Nitrogen Air Tank 10lb Aluminum
  3. dfess1

    dfess1 Initiate (0) Pennsylvania May 20, 2003

    check into your local welding supply place. For the amount you'll actually be using this, a 5lb bottle is all you need. My local guy (who is also a homebrewer) said the 5lb bottle for beer gas (75% nitro, 25% co2) could be put into a bottle that has the same fittings as a normal 5lb co2 bottle. i.e., no need for a special one trick pony regulator. Different bottle, sure, but I can use a normal reg, and it works as a backup for my main if something happens to that.