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. A keg tap is a device that allows you to release the beer into your drinking cup from the keg. 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. 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. 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. Technically, a keg tap is a switch that you can turn of or off or you can switch to open or close.
To minimize the foam it creates when pouring, place the beer keg in a steady position for a short while; the beer keg should be directly in front of you. The foam builds up when the keg is transported especially when there is too much movement. In order to minimize the foal, place the keg where you plan to serve the beer and let it stay for a while. It is harder to tap with the cap or seal so you should remove 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.
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. 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. An on and off valve is used in a traditional keg. By using this, you are serving by gravity, and there is no air pressure needed. When the valve is used, you simply turn to open or close the keg to get some beer.