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. It is easy to use a keg tap but you must be careful not to waste beer if you are not sure how to do it correctly. Foam can be released from the keg tap if not done properly, and it can go all over your face or your body. It is not as easy as you see people doing it.

The keg tap regulates the release of beer. You can release beer from the keg tap with the use of a lever and through pulling and pressing it. 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.

To minimize the foam it creates when pouring, place the beer keg in a steady position for a short while; the beer keg should be directly in front of you. When there is too much movement while transporting the keg, the foam builds up. In order to minimize the foal, place the keg where you plan to serve the beer and let it stay for a while. You should remove the cap or seal since it is harder to tap with it. Since pros know how not to put the beer at risk they don’t remove the cap or seal. You need to play it safe.

A portable keg system can be tapped with CO2. Party pump is when pressure is receive by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination. Here, the keg and the tap are separated. To release the pressure in the ked, the pump is attached and the faucet is opened. Pumping gives air pressure into the keg, and a push on the lever, which is the tap handle that releases beer.

A pony keg or portable beer keg should be consumed in one day because the beer loses its flavor once the air is mixed with the beer. An on and off valve is used in a traditional keg. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.

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