The Essentials of Taps – The Basics

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. IF you have a keg tap, this device will allow 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. Foam can be released from the keg tap if not done properly, and it can go all over your face or your body. 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. It works by releasing the pressure, which in turn pushes the beer up and into a glass or a container. 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. The foam builds up when the keg is transported especially when there is too much movement. Let it stay for a while and place the keg where you plan to serve the beer to minimize the foam. 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.

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. IN this type, the keg and the beer keg tap are separated. You need to attach the pump, and the faucet must be opened to release the pressure in the keg. Pumping gives air pressure into the keg, and a push on the lever, which is the tap handle that releases beer.

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. In a traditional keg and on and off valve is used. By using this, you are serving by gravity, and there is no air pressure needed. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.