Bring Your Beer Right to you with a Beer Keg Tap
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. The device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg is a keg tap. Keg taps are really easy to use but care must be given in handling it so that you don’t waste the beer, which can happen if you do not know how to use 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. 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. You can release beer from the keg tap with the use of a lever and through pulling and pressing it. It works by releasing the pressure, which in turn pushes the beer up and into a glass or a container. Keg taps work like switches which you can put on or off or it can also be an open-close 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. 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. Since pros know how not to put the beer at risk they don’t remove the cap or seal. Since we are not pros we should play it safe.
With a portable keg system, you tap with CO2. Pressure is received by the keg in a single unit pump and tap combination, which is called party pump. Here, the keg and the tap are separated. 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. An on and off valve is used in a traditional keg. This types works by gravity and there is no need for air pressure. The traditional keg valve simply needs to be opened or closed to get your beer.
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