How Does a Beer Keg Tap Work?
Whenever family and friends have a party or go out for a picnic, they usually have beer kegs available. 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. 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. It is not as easy as you see people doing it.
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. 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.
You can minimize the foam created when pouring by placing the beer keg in a steady position for a short while. The foam builds up when the keg is transported especially when there is too much movement. Let it stay for a while and place the keg where you plan to serve the beer to minimize the foam. You should remove the cap or seal since it is 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.
With a portable keg system, you tap with CO2. 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. Pumping gives air pressure into the keg, and a push on the lever, which is the tap handle that releases beer.
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. Traditional keg uses an on and off valve. By using this, you are serving by gravity, and there is no air pressure needed. The traditional keg valve simply needs to be opened or closed to get your beer.