How Does a Beer Keg Tap Work?
We usually see beer kegs in parties or picnic especially with our family and friends. 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. 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. When pressure is released, it pushes the beer up and into the glass. The keg tap is technically a switch and may be an on-off or a close-open switch.
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. Foam build up is the result of too much movement when the keg is being transported. When you have placed the keg where you plan to serve beer, let it stay for a while, because this will help to minimize the foam. 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. If you will do it, you need to 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. IN this type, the keg and the beer keg tap are separated. You attach the pump, and the faucet must be opened so that the pressure in the keg is released. Pumping gives air pressure into the keg, and a push on the lever, which is the tap handle that releases beer.
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. In a traditional keg and on and off valve is used. This traditional keg does not need air pressure since it works using gravity. The traditional keg valve simply needs to be opened or closed to get your beer.