The Art of Mastering Taps

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. 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. 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. You can get you beer when the pressure is released and it pushes the beer up to your glass. Technically, a keg tap is a switch that you can turn of or off or you can switch to open or close.

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. When you have placed the keg where you plan to serve beer, let it stay for a while, because this will help to minimize the foam. You should remove the cap or seal since it is harder to tap with it. Pros don’t remove the cap or seal because they know how not to put the beer at risk. You need to play it safe.

With a portable keg system, you tap with CO2. Pressure is received by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination, which is called party pump. The beer keg tap is separated from the keg. 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.

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. 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.

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