How Does a Beer Keg Tap Work?
We usually see beer kegs in parties or picnic especially 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. 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. Foam can be released from the keg tap if not done properly, and it can go all over your face or your body. You would see people doing this but it is not as easy as it looks.
The keg tap regulates the release of beer. 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. The keg tap is technically a switch and may be an on-off or a close-open switch.
You can minimize the foam created when pouring by placing the beer keg in a steady position for a short while. Foam build up is the result of too much movement when the keg is being transported. 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. Pros don’t remove the cap or seal because they know how not to put the beer at risk. Since we are not pros we should 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. You can release beer by applying air pressure to the keg by pumping and pushing the lever or the tap handle.
A pony keg or portable beer keg should be consumed in one day because the beer loses its flavor once the air is mixed with the beer. In a traditional keg and on and off valve is used. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. The traditional keg valve simply needs to be opened or closed to get your beer.
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