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The 7 Best Taps – Guide

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The 7 Best Taps – Guide

You are planning a big party and want to drink a draft beer there? Then a tap system is essential for you. A tap system not only makes the beer taste fresher – but it also looks better.

Find your tap system with us by using our checklist to weigh all the relevant criteria to find the right tap system for your event in our product recommendations.

Checklist For Dispensing Equipment

  • Some taps are equipped with a refrigerator, so the beer comes right out of the keg cold.
  • Models with flow-through cooling cool the beer on its way from the keg to the glass.
  • For simple variants without cooling, do not forget to pre-cool.
Types of Equipment
  • Common draft beer dispensers consist of a stainless steel box with a tap connected to a keg. These models also require a CO2 bottle and a power supply.
  • Tappingplants for the catering trade often consist of several taps, since several kinds of beer must be tapped at the same time. These taps are usually integrated into the counter area and are much more expensive than mobile taps.
  • A picnic pump with a tap can be mounted directly on the barrel and no electricity or gas connection is required. Disadvantages of this option are that the beer must be chilled in advance and the keg must be drunk the same evening, as the beer quickly becomes stale.
Advantages and Occasions
  • Tap systems are especially suitable for larger parties and occasions, since drinking draft beer only makes sense when the number of people is larger.
  • However, they are also suitable for your own party cellar if you use a dispenser with aCO2 connection, as this means that the beer can be stored for several weeks.
  • In addition to the taste advantages, a beer dispenser also looks good and is a great eye-catcher for parties.

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FAQ About Tapping Plants

How does a tapping plant work?

In the brewery, pressure is generated in the kegs, which ensures that the beer reaches the tap via a pipe. With a gas cylinder connected, carbon dioxide is added so that the beer stays fresh for a longer period of time.

Cleaning the dispenser – how often?

The tap system should be cleaned at least every 2 weeks; weekly cleaning is better. Especially the pipes should be flushed after a week of non-use.

How much does it cost to rent a beer dispenser?

The cost is composed of the duration of the rental and the price of the rental company. The cost is usually between 20 and 100 € per day. Often beverage distributors supply a tap for free when they deliver large quantities of beer.

How long does a 2kgCO2 bottle for a beer dispenser last?

A 2kgCO2 bottle can be used to tap about 50 kegs.

How do I connect a beer dispenser?

Tapping plants need a connection at the barrel, at the gas bottle and a current connection. Especially the connection to the keg and the gas should be done by professionals, because it is also necessary to set the correct pressure for tapping.