Why Taps Aren’t As Bad As You Think

Kegging and Beer Taps Beer used to be contained in wooden keg barrels, but, in these days, an aluminum or stainless steel type of keg is used to store and serve beer under a pressurizd condition. When beer is stored in either an aluminum or stainless steel keg, this process is known as kegging, and other parts in the process are also used, such as: a carbon dioxide gas tank, pressure regulator and two hoses, one hose feeds carbon dioxide gas into the keg inlet and the other hose brings the beer from the keg to the beer tap. Once you have cleaned your keg, pressurize the keg with gas once and check for leaks by applying a small amount of soapy water around the hose fittings and valves, afterwards, sterilize the keg with a safe agent, such as iodophor, before filling the keg. By siphoning beer from your homebrew fermenter, fill the siphoned beer into the keg, being careful not to splash or aerate the beer. Once the keg is full, cover it and pressure it using the carbon dioxide tank and purge any remaining air in the keg by displacing it with carbon dioxide, then release the air using the release valve at the top of the keg, repeating this 4-6 times to ensure that all of the air is out and replaced by carbon dioxide. When all of the air is released and the keg has been fully pressurized with carbon dioxide, you can store the beer for several months for as long as the keg has no leaks. Kegs should be stored under pressure and refrigeration to carbonate properly and to calculate the carbonation pressure needed, put a thermometer inside the refrigerator, leave it for a few hours, and the temperature reading will be your carbonation temperature, and by using a carbonation calculator, enter the volume of carbon dioxide desired, about 2.4, and also the refrigerator temperature and volume of beer, and the carbonation calculator will determine the carbon dioxide pressure needed to carbonate the beer. Now that the desired carbon dioxide pressure is determined, adjust the amount of pressure from the carbon dioxide gas tank, then allow the keg to carbonate until it reaches full carbonation within a week. Selecting the right faucet or beer tap is a critical decision when designing a kegging system as it provides the seal, as well as the controlling of the flow of beer. The most common and popularly used beer taps, which are available in the market today, are the following: the pressure dispense bar taps, which is the most popularly used in homes and bars, and the portable picnic taps, which is a small, inexpensive plastic taps used with a hand pump.The Beginners Guide To Beers (Getting Started 101)

Why Taps Aren’t As Bad As You Think