Jockey Box Setup
How to Tap Your keg and Use Your Jockey Box
- DO NOT PUT ICE INTO YOUR JOCKEY BOX UNTIL STEP #11 BELOW. OTHERWISE THE SANITIZER IN THE LINE MAY FREEZE.
- Connect Co2 Tank to regulator and tighten with attached wrench.
- Check Co2 connection at cooler and make sure it is tight. Use adjustable wrench if necessary. (We check this at the brewery but it occasionally comes loose.)
- Check stainless coil inside the cooler and make sure it is secured into the tap fitting. You can verify this by lightly pulling on the coiling to see if it comes loose. If it is loose, push coil into the fitting and tighten if necessary. (We check it at the brewery but it occasionally comes loose.)
- Place your cooler at a comfortable serving height on a sturdy surface.
- Place your keg within reach of your keg coupler and out of direct sunlight.
- Make sure your black beer faucet (on the cooler) is closed.
- Tap your keg. With the handle in the up position place the coupler onto the keg and turn clockwise (righty tighty). As you turn the coupler the tabs on the keg will lock into the coupler and draw the coupler down tightly onto the keg. Push the handle down to lock it in place.
- Turn the valve on the CO2 tank to open (lefty loosey).
- Turn the small red valve on the CO2 line to the on position. (in line with the hose)
- Open the beer faucet and pour beer. The first couple of glasses may be foamy. DO NOT PANIC - THIS IS NORMAL. Once you see beer or foam coming from the faucet COMPLETELY fill the cooler with ice. IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN THE ICE LEVEL TO ENSURE COLD BEER.
- Wait 5 minutes and begin to pour again. You may get another few beers of foam, that is normal, but as soon as the beer runs clear you are all set for the night. BE SURE TO MAINTAIN YOUR ICE LEVEL. Check it every hour or so depending on the ambient temperature.
SHUTTING DOWN THE JOCKEY BOX FOR THE NIGHT
- Close the CO2 valve on the tank. (righty tighty).
- Turn the red valve on the CO2 hose perpendicular to the hose. (off)
- Disconnect the coupler by pulling up the handle and turn the coupler counterclockwise. (lefty loosey)