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. A keg tap is a device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg. 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. 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. 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. When there is too much movement while transporting the keg, the foam builds up. 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. Party pump is when pressure is receive by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination. The beer keg tap is separated from the keg. You attach the pump, and the faucet must be opened so that the pressure in the keg is released. Air pressure is applied to the keg by pumping and when the lever is pushed, which is the tap handle, beer is released.
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. Traditional keg uses an on and off valve. 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.