Because things never go smoothly around here.

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Not wanting to kill each so late in the day, we saved assembly of the kegerator until Saturday morning. Relaxing weekend my *ss. 🥴

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The first step on the way to cold beer was finding a place to fill the (brand new and shiny apple red!) CO2 tank required for tapping a keg. Had I known it would not be coming back home with us, I would have taken its picture. So clean and pretty! But alas in our part of the world no one fills CO2 tanks, they just exchange them. So bye bye lovely sparkling new red tank, and hello old, scuffed, ugly metal version.

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The regulator was easy to attach, and the husband managed to do it without blowing himself up … so I call that a win.

Next up was clamping the hoses to the keg couplers. They came with 4 of these ridiculous plastic things….

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Only one of which worked.

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Husband promptly broke the other 3 then stormed off to the local hardware store for the normal adjustable metal versions.

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Tank and regulator placed on shelf? Check!

Hoses clamped onto couplers and attached to tank? Check!

All that was left was to tap the keg…. and since the husband hadn’t done that anytime in the current century?

It did not go well.

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But can I get a round of applause for the perfectly timed photograph?

I’m so good…. it’s frightening.

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Beer went everywhere. On the floor, on the window, on the mini fridge, everywhere but in our mouths… which is usually where you want to direct it.

And then, when the keg was finally put in position and tapped?

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Pure foam.

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To be continued….

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23 thoughts on “Because things never go smoothly around here.”

  1. Ha! Some of the same problems I ran into. I immediately chucked those plastic clamps and used metal ones. I was also disappointed to exchange my shiny brand new CO2 tank for a ratty ass one. You have already probably figured it out, but the first pour will lower your pressure and you should adjust the regulator again after. You can go online to get recommended pressure settings for different types of kegs. I was most impressed with the action shot. I’d been more impressed if one of you were catching it in your mouth mid air! You have to commit!

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  2. That which does not kill us improves the quality of our drinking time. You did crack open one of those bottles of the good stuff to console yourself didn’t you ? And there is nothing quite like the learning curve hooking up beverage dispensers. I remember one adventure weekend hooking up about 5 or 6 soda pop stations with almost functioning equipment. Fuming sticky wicket just begins to describe it. The company providing the equipment was red squirrel distributors. And yes it did improve the quality of my drinking time. I hate drinking without a good reason…

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  3. Duuhhhh.. you gotta let it settle. And you’ll still have foam for a bit.

    To hubby’s credit, I once saw a brewmaster do the same…but tapping the massive brew drum into big kegs… must have lost 2 kegs of beer to the floor. But didn’t hit any patrons!!

    That photo was PERFECT!!

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