How Does a Beer Keg Tap Work?

We can always find beer kegs during parties or picnics with our family and friends. Kegs are very ideal to those who drink a lot which is also cost effective and money saving. The device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg is a keg tap. 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. You would see people doing this but it is not as easy as it looks.

The keg tap regulates the release of beer. 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. Technically, a keg tap is a switch that you can turn of or off or you can switch to open or close.

With the beer key directly In front of you, you need to place the beer keg in a stead position for a short while so that the foam it creates when pouring is minimized. 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. If you will do it, you need to play it safe.

A portable keg system can be tapped with CO2. 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. To release the pressure in the ked, the pump is attached and the faucet is opened. 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. An on and off valve is used in a traditional keg. This types works by gravity and there is no need for air pressure. In this type, you can get your beer by sampling opening or closing the keg when the valve is used.