A variety of faucet parts and accessories are available to ensure that the faucet is properly maintained, cleaned, and able to pour draft beer as desired. These tools are a crucial component of a keg dispensing system, ensuring that the beer is served at the right temperature and pressure and the faucet is properly cleaned, maintained, and able to pour the beer as desired. This includes items such as spout extension, coupling nuts, and faucet accessories that can provide a more customized pouring experience.
The spout extension also called "shank", is a long narrow tube that extends from the faucet and is used to connect the faucet to the draft arm or tower. The shank is typically made of stainless steel and can be adjusted to fit different thicknesses of draft towers.
Coupling nuts are another important faucet part. These nuts are used to connect the shank to the draft tower or draft arm. They are typically made of brass or stainless steel and come in various sizes to fit different shanks. It is important to ensure that the correct size of coupling nut is used to ensure a tight seal and prevent leaks.
Faucet accessories are also available to customize the pouring experience, these include tools like faucet levers, faucet handles, flow control devices, and spouts. Faucet handles can be used to easily control the flow of beer and a flow control device can be used to regulate and control the amount of beer that is dispensed. Spouts can also be added to the faucet to improve the pour, typically they come in a range of sizes, styles and materials (e.g. stainless steel, chrome plated brass).