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. Kegs are very ideal to those who drink a lot which is also cost effective and money saving. 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. Foam can be released from the keg tap if not done properly, and it can go all over your face or your body. Getting beer from a keg tap looks easy but it is not as easy as it looks.
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. 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. 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.
Tapping with CO2 is done with portable keg systems. Pressure is received by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination, which is called party pump. 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.
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. Traditional keg uses an on and off valve. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.