Guide to Beer Keg Taps
Whenever family and friends have a party or go out for a picnic, they usually have beer kegs available. Thirsty people need to drink a lot so the keg is really cost effective and could save money. A keg tap is a device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg. 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. It is not as easy as you see people doing it.
The release of the beer is regulated by the keg tap. 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. The keg tap is technically a switch and may be an on-off or a close-open 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. Foam build up is the result of too much movement when the keg is being transported. In order to minimize the foal, place the keg where you plan to serve the beer and let it stay for a while. 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. Since we are not pros we should play it safe.
Tapping with CO2 is done with portable keg systems. Pressure is received by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination, which is called party pump. IN this type, the keg and the beer keg tap are separated. To release the pressure in the ked, the pump is attached and the faucet is opened. You can release beer by applying air pressure to the keg by pumping and pushing the lever or the tap handle.
When beer is mixed with air, it begins to lose its flavor and this is the reason why a pony keg or a portable keg should be consumed in a single day when the beer already loses its flavor. Traditional keg uses an on and off valve. This types works by gravity and there is no need for air pressure. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.
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