Guide to Beer Keg Taps
Whenever family and friends have a party or go out for a picnic, they usually have beer kegs available. People who are thirsty drink a lot and so it is very cost effective to have a keg in the available since it also saves you a lot of money. The device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg is a keg tap. Keg taps are really easy to use but care must be given in handling it so that you don’t waste the beer, which can happen if you do not know how to use it correctly. Improper use of the keg tap can let foam go all over your face or all over you. You would see people doing this but it is not as easy as it looks.
The keg tap regulates the release of beer. With the use of a lever and with the actions of pulling and pressing it, the beer is released. When pressure is released, it pushes the beer up and into the glass. Keg taps work like switches which you can put on or off or it can also be an open-close switch.
With the beer key directly In front of you, you need to place the beer keg in a stead position for a short while so that the foam it creates when pouring is minimized. The foam builds up when the keg is transported especially when there is too much movement. Let it stay for a while and place the keg where you plan to serve the beer to minimize the foam. Remove the cap or seal since it will be harder to tap with it. Pros don’t remove the cap or seal because they know how not to put the beer at risk. If you will do it, you need to play it safe.
Tapping with CO2 is done with portable keg systems. The keg receives pressure in a single unit pump and tap combination and this is called party pump. The beer keg tap is separated from the keg. You attach the pump, and the faucet must be opened so that the pressure in the keg is released. You can release beer by applying air pressure to the keg by pumping and pushing the lever or the tap handle.
A portable beer keg or a pony keg should be finished in a single because after that the beer loses its flavor when it is mixed with air. In a traditional keg and on and off valve is used. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. In this type, you can get your beer by sampling opening or closing the keg when the valve is used.