Knowing about the Kegging System and Use of Beer Taps In beer-making, a keg used to be a wooden keg, but now kegs are constructed of aluminum or stainless steel to store and serve beer, but under pressure. Beer is stored in what is termed as the kegging system, which is equipped with the following parts: the aluminum or stainless steel keg, 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. The first step before filling the keg is to clean it first and, afterwards, pressurize the keg using the carbon dioxide from the carbon dioxide gas tank and check for leaks using a small amount of soap water dab around the hose fittings and valves, and then sterilize the keg using a safe agent, iodophor. When the keg is prepared for filling in, siphon the beer from the homebrew fermenter into the keg, being careful not to aerate or splash the beer. When the keg is filled up with the beer, pressurize it by using the carbon dioxide tank and rid of 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 the keg has been clear of air and fully pressurized with carbon dioxide, the beer in the keg can be stored for several months, for as long as the keg has no leaks. When the keg is filled up with beer and pressurized with carbon dioxide, store the keg inside a refrigerator and take the temperature reading inside the refrigerator, and with this data, use a carbonation calculator to compute for the desired carbon dioxide pressure needed to carbonate the beer by entering the temperature in the refrigerator, the volume of carbon dioxide desired, which is 2.4, and the volume of the beer, and the . 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. These are the types of beer taps available in the market today: pressure dispense bar taps, which is the most popularly used in homes and bars, and portable picnic taps, which is a small, inexpensive plastic taps used with a hand pump.Why Taps Aren’t As Bad As You Think

What I Can Teach You About Kegs