Guide to Beer Keg Taps
We usually see beer kegs in parties or picnic especially with our family and friends. 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. This uses a lever and through 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. The keg tap is technically a switch and may be an on-off or a close-open switch.
You can minimize the foam created when pouring by placing the beer keg in a steady position for a short while. 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. 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. If you will do it, you need to play it safe.
With a portable keg system, you tap with CO2. 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. You attach the pump, and the faucet must be opened so that the pressure in the keg is released. You can release beer by applying air pressure to the keg by pumping and pushing the lever or the tap handle.
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 types works by gravity and there is no need for air pressure. In this type, you can get your beer by sampling opening or closing the keg when the valve is used.