The Key Elements of Great Taps

How Does a Beer Keg Tap Work?

We can always find beer kegs during parties or picnics with our family and friends. Kegs are very ideal to those who drink a lot which is also cost effective and money saving. The device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg is a keg tap. If you do not know how to use a keg tap, then you can waste a lot of beer, and this is why you need to be careful is using it since it is actually easy to use. 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 release of the beer is regulated by the keg tap. This uses a lever and through 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.

You can minimize the foam created when pouring by placing the beer keg in a steady position for a short while. Foam build up is the result of too much movement when the keg is being transported. Let it stay for a while and place the keg where you plan to serve the beer to minimize the foam. 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. Since we are not pros we should play it safe.

Tapping with CO2 is done with portable keg systems. Party pump is when pressure is receive by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination. 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. Air pressure is applied to the keg by pumping and when the lever is pushed, which is the tap handle, beer is released.

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. An on and off valve is used in a traditional keg. By using this, you are serving by gravity, and there is no air pressure needed. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.