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Guide to Beer Keg Taps

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. The device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg is a keg tap. 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. With the use of a lever and with the actions of pulling and pressing it, the beer is released. When pressure is released, it pushes the beer up and into the 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. It is harder to tap with the cap or seal so you should remove it. However, the pros do not remove the cap or seal because they will not put the beer at risk like you will. Since we are not pros we should play it safe.

A portable keg system can be tapped with CO2. Party pump is when pressure is receive by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination. 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.

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. In a traditional keg and on and off valve is used. This types works by gravity and there is no need for air pressure. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.