The Essentials of Taps – Revisited

July 29, 2017

Foods & Culinary

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How Does a Beer Keg Tap Work?

We can always find beer kegs during parties or picnics 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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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. Since we are not pros we should 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. 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. You can release beer by applying air pressure to the keg by pumping and pushing the lever or the tap handle.

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. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.