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. Improper use of the keg tap can let foam go all over your face or all over you. You would see people doing this but it is not as easy as it looks.
The keg tap regulates the release of beer. This uses a lever and through pulling and pressing it, the beer is released. You can get you beer when the pressure is released and it pushes the beer up to your glass. The keg tap is technically a switch and may be an on-off or a close-open switch.
With the beer key directly In front of you, you need to place the beer keg in a stead position for a short while so that the foam it creates when pouring is minimized. 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. 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. Air pressure is applied to the keg by pumping and when the lever is pushed, which is the tap handle, beer is released.
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. In this type, you can get your beer by sampling opening or closing the keg when the valve is used.