Whether serving beer in a home bar or a local draft beer establishment, one will get the finest results from their taps when they’re in good working order.
When parts of the system wear out or break, they must be replaced or repaired to function correctly; when it comes to optimizing and boosting the functioning of the beer distribution system and making a pleasant impression on customers installing the beer tap system that also doubles as a design element is a beautiful way to start.
Overview of Draft Beer Equipment
While there is undoubtedly potential for variety, the following components are typically included in draft beer systems:
- The carbon dioxide or nitrogen storage tank
- Gas pressure manager or the regulator
- Transport via airline
- The coupler for Kegs
- The beer lines
- The Shank
- The handle and faucet of the tap
Functions of the Parts
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) or nitrogen (N2) is used in the tap and tap handle to maintain the proper carbonation levels in draft beer.
- The CO2 tank is directly attached to the gas regulator, which reduces the gas pressure to safe levels (typically 10–15 PSI). Essentially a food-grade PVC tube, the airline links the regulator to the keg coupler.
- Keg couplers are connected to the keg valve and use carbon dioxide to force beer through the keg and into the beer line.
- The beer line is a PVC food-grade tube, similar to airline tubing; it screws onto the top of the coupler and connects to the shank or draft beer tower in a standard beer dispensing system.
- Shank refers to the metal tube that goes through the fridge or the top of the draft tower and is threaded at both ends.
- The faucet and the beer line have threads, but the one in the faucet is larger.
Related Bar and Restaurant Accessories
The pub proprietors need to stock up on beer line accessories, beer dispenser parts, and other essentials, along with the beer tap system. The collections should undoubtedly have an extensive collection of drip trays in nearly every design and size imaginable, like the –
- Clipped drip trays
- Wall-mounted drip tray
- Drips for on countertops
- Cut-out drip trays
- Platform Drip trays
The glass rinser comes next and is an essential addition to any bar. The beer stays in the glass, and the area stays clean. Both the bartender and the patrons like this. Glycol pumps, motors, and other beer tap system parts are an absolute necessity for every bar or restaurant that serves alcoholic beverages through a glycol beer system.
Regular upkeep of a draft beer tap system is necessary to ensure that the beer always tastes great. The bar’s draft system should be cleaned every two weeks. Replacement of the parts must be done regularly. The beer could have a flavor if it still needs to be done. Yeast and bacteria will grow in the lines and spoil the beer giving it a musty, buttery, or sour taste if they aren’t cleaned regularly.