The Art of Mastering Taps

How Does a Beer Keg Tap Work?

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. 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. Improper use of the keg tap can let foam go all over your face or all over you. Getting beer from a keg tap looks easy 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. You can get you beer when the pressure is released and it pushes the beer up to your glass. 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. The foam builds up when the keg is transported especially when there is too much movement. 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. 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. To release the pressure in the ked, the pump is attached and the faucet is opened. Air pressure is applied to the keg by pumping and when the lever is pushed, which is the tap handle, beer is released.

A portable beer keg or a pony keg should be finished in a single because after that the beer loses its flavor when it is mixed with air. An on and off valve is used in a traditional keg. 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.