Understanding Taps

Bring Your Beer Right to you with a Beer Keg Tap

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. 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. You can splash foam all over you or all over your face. 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. It works by releasing the pressure, which in turn pushes the beer up and into a glass or a container. 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. 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. However, the pros do not remove the cap or seal because they will not put the beer at risk like you will. Since we are not pros we should play it safe.

A portable keg system can be tapped with CO2. Pressure is received by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination, which is called party pump. Here, the keg and the tap are separated. You need to attach the pump, and the faucet must be opened to release the pressure in the keg. Air pressure is applied to the keg by pumping and when the lever is pushed, which is the tap handle, beer is released.

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. In a traditional keg and on and off valve is used. By using this, you are serving by gravity, and there is no air pressure needed. The traditional keg valve simply needs to be opened or closed to get your beer.