Figuring Out 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. IF you have a keg tap, this device will allow you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg. It is easy to use a keg tap but you must be careful not to waste beer if you are not sure how to do it correctly. 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.

In order to get beer from the keg, you need to control 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.

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. 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. Since pros know how not to put the beer at risk they don’t remove the cap or seal. You need to play it safe.

Tapping with CO2 is done with portable keg systems. 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 attach the pump, and the faucet must be opened so that the pressure in the keg is released. 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. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. In this type, you can get your beer by sampling opening or closing the keg when the valve is used.