Congrats on your recent purchase!

You are now an integral part of the ManCan Tribe.

How to assemble and pour (we’ll leave the drinking to you!)

Quick-Start Guide

  1. Remove the Flat Top Cap from your ManCan and give your ManCan a wash (and tap system, if you are using one). We recommend using a ManCan Cleaning Tabs. Rinse thoroughly. Soap and warm water will also work but we find it suds up and is hard to rinse.
    • *Tip: Drying* Leave the ManCan caps and taps off to allow your ManCan to air dry.
  2. Time to fill! We suggest you show off your sexy ManCan by bringing it to a brewery. Allow some extra time because your ManCan may get accosted like a red-carpet film star. This is normal.
    • *Tip: Transporting* We recommend transporting the ManCan using the Flat Top Cap or the MultiPort Cap, but not the Machismo MultiPort Cap.
  3. Now, you can always pour right from a ManCan. But for the ULTIMATE ManCan experience, you need one of our coveted tap systems…

Completion kit: Party Tap Assembly

If you have a Completion Kit: Party Tap, you’re pretty much good to go—no assembly necessary. Just close the tap by pushing the handle back and screw-on the Machismo MultiPort Cap securely. That’s what it means to be Machismo. Bam! Jump ahead to the perfect pour regulator.

Completion kit: Picnic Tap Assembly

Securely screw on the Flex MultiPort Cap.

Use this simple, three-step process to connect the Flex Hose Tap system to the MultiPort Cap:

  1. Pull up on the flange of the black Ball Lock Connector as shown.
  2. Push the Connector on to the vertical stainless steel center post “A.”
  3. To ensure it is locked in place, push down with your palm until you hear or feel a click and the flange returns to its original, down position.

Perfect Pour Regulator Assembly

Prepare the regulator.

  1. If your regulator did not come connected, screw the Ball Lock Connector to the Regulator Safety Connector so that it is snug. Once it’s threaded, it’s sealed—so it does not have to be super tight.
  2. Press the red button on the Regulator Safety Connector to close the valve.

Install a CO2 cartridge.

  1. Grasp the Perfect Pour Regulator System with our “not-patented-but-really-works-well” three-finger hold (see illustration). Unscrew the holster.
    • *Tip: Avoid Damaging the Perfect Pour* To avoid damaging the Perfect Pour: Do not use the Regulator Safety Connector or the Ball Lock Connector as leverage while attaching the holster.
  2. Insert a CO2 cartridge into the holster with the neck facing up as shown:
  3. Using the three-finger hold once more, screw the holster back into the Regulator. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. No need to crank it— you’ve proven your prowess by owning a ManCan already. Just tighten until you hear the puncturing of the CO2 cartridge, which occurs automatically as the holster is fitted into the Regulator. Leave it hand-tightened.

Attach the Perfect Pour Regulator to the MultiPort Cap.

  1. Confirm that the Flex MultiPort Cap or Machismo MultiPort Cap is SECURELY attached to the ManCan before attaching the Perfect Pour Regulator.
  2. Pull up on the flange of the gray Ball Lock Connector as shown.
  3. Push the Ball Lock Connector down on to the angled stainless steel gas post “B” on your MultiPort Cap.
  4. To ensure it is locked in place, push down with your palm until you hear or feel a click and the flange returns to its original, down position.

Air + Beer = Bad

  1. Push the green button on the Regulator Safety Connector. This will automatically charge the ManCan with the perfect amount of CO2 to properly dispense your beer. Yeah, seriously… it’s THAT cool. Feel free to turn off the Regulator between pours.
  2. Pull the Pressure Relief Ring for a few seconds to release any trapped air within the ManCan. Then Release the Ring and start pouring liquid happiness!

Cleaning Instructions

Applies to the Grab 'n Go Growler and Picnic Keg.

  1. Thoroughly rinse out your ManCan and then fill it with warm water.

  2. Add 1 cleaning tablet and let it dissolve.
    • Note: If you do not have ManCan cleaning tablets, you should get some – they work oh, so well and we find are much easier to use and rinse out. But you can also clean your ManCan with warm, soapy water (fill ¼ way and shake vigorously).
  3. Soak for 10 minutes.
  4. If you have a tap system, re-attach the tap and Perfect Pour Regulator.
    • Use the CO2 pressure to run some of the solution through the tap. Release the pressure using the Pressure Release Ring before removing the Regulator and Tap.
  5. Finally, empty the ManCan of the cleaning solution and rinse thoroughly.
  6. Again, if you have a tap system, re-attach the tap and Perfect Pour Regulator, re-pressurize the ManCan and run some clean water through.
  7. Repeat if necessary. Sanitize, if required.


  • Use 2 tablets
  • Let soak overnight, up to 24 hours
  • Increase water temperature

There it is, you’ve got a ManCan! Be sure it’s registered.

If you did not purchase yours from our website, be sure to register your ManCan here. Take your new ManCan out and about and send us photos! We’ll make you famous…well, Facebook famous anyway.