Using Keg Punk

Updated: Nov 16

Keg Punk for Raspberry Pi has been deprecated in favor of Keg Punk for Windows (coming soon)


Now that you've got Keg Punk installed (or you're up and running on a Taproom Station) start using it! Check out the post below or jump to a specific section.

OPTIONS


First thing's first…Head over to the OPTIONS tab and set it up like you want.


RESET

Activate the “Reset” button by clicking both DEFCON checkboxes.

This resets ALL saved data…so no messin’ around.



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CELLAR


The CELLAR tab is where you add things to your inventory. Each entry is saved as a

“Batch” (Beer name + Brew Date). If you don’t know the brew date, make it the same as the input date.

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ADD CUSTOM STYLE

If you have the Styles option set to Custom, you can add your own (Non-BJCP) styles. There's no rules here - it's pure anarchy.


DETAILS

Details allows you to give each batch a description, set serving sizes, and prices. This info can be displayed on the Tap List screen if you have that set up.


RECALL

The recall function allows you to quickly recall info from past batches. If there are beers that you regularly have on hand (like a flagship brew), simply click Recall and select the beer. The batch info and details will auto-populate so you can make a quick and easy addition to your cellar.


NOTE: Recall looks up the info from the last batch of whatever beer you select.


BRITE TANKS

If you select “Brite” as the Tank Type:

  • Quantity will be automatically set to 1.

  • Brite Volume will become available for entry.

  • Enter the volume you put into the tank, not the volume of the tank itself.

NOTE: Keg Punk makes a distinction between “Beer” and “Batch”. Think of Beer as the recipe, and Batch as an iteration of that recipe. For example, a Beer is Dark Line IPA, and a Batch is 10 kegs of Dark Line IPA.


Things You Cannot Do:

  • Give an entry the same Beer name and Brew Date as another entry.

DELETE

Made a mistake? Click on any batch in the Cellar listbox and then click DELETE.

(Note – If there is a keg from this batch on tap, it will be removed from the On Tap list and from the Tap section.)



ALLOCATE

Not all kegs are used up through the taproom drafts. You may sell whole kegs, distribute them, or give them away. Allocation allows you to track these other avenues of “emptying” a keg.

  • Click a batch in the Cellar listbox.

  • Click “Allocate”.

  • In the pop-up, select how many kegs you are allocating.

  • Select where you are allocating them to.

  • Click “Save”.

Things You Cannot Do:

  • You cannot allocate brite tanks…because that makes no sense.

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TAPROOM


The TAPROOM tab is your home screen. It gives you a quick, interactive view of your taps and cellar.

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TAP OPTIONS (Empty Tap)

Click an 'Empty' tap to bring up Tap Options:

  • Click a batch in the listbox and click TAP IT! to add it to a tap

  • Click TAP BUSTED! to mark this tap as out of order

  • Click CANCEL to exit out



Things You Cannot Do:

  • Put kegs/tanks from the same batch on multiple taps simultaneously.

TAP OPTIONS (Full Tap)

Click a full tap to bring up Tap Options:

  • Click EMPTY to log an emptied keg or tank and to clear the tap

  • Click RETURN to send a keg or tank back to the cellar

  • Click CANCEL to exit out


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REPORTS


The Reports tab sums everything up for you. It gives you quick current statistics for what’s on tap and in the cellar, and it gives you historical statistics on what you’ve gone through and allocated.

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TAP LIST


The TAP LIST tab is the control hub for the Tap List functionality. You can display a Tap List using only one screen, but it was designed to be displayed on a secondary screen.


Click HERE for a detailed guide to setting up the Tap List.



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HELP!


Go to our HELP post for problems and FAQ's


CONTACT US

Go to Contact Page

Email directly: patrick@arithmech.com


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