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Knowing about the Kegging System and Use of 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. A kegging system comprises the following components: 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. Kegs must always be cleaned first before filling the beer in it, and as soon as they are cleaned, pressure them with 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 them using iodophor, which is a stainless-steel safe agent. Fill the prepared keg with beer by siphoning it from your homebrew fermenter and seeing to it that you do not 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. Once 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. 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 . When you have computed for the desired carbon dioxide pressure, 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.A Quick Overlook of Resources – Your Cheatsheet