Practical and Helpful Tips: Taps

Bring Your Beer Right to you with a Beer Keg Tap

We can always find beer kegs during parties or picnics with our family and friends. 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. 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. You would see people doing this but it is not as easy as it looks.

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

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. The foam builds up when the keg is transported especially when there is too much movement. 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. Remove the cap or seal since it will be 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. If you will do it, you need to play it safe.

Tapping with CO2 is done with portable keg systems. The keg receives pressure in a single unit pump and tap combination and this 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. You can release beer by applying air pressure to the keg by pumping and pushing the lever or the tap handle.

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. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. The traditional keg valve simply needs to be opened or closed to get your beer.