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. 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. 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. As soon as the keg is full of the beer, 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 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. As soon as the keg is filled up and pressurized with carbon dioxide, the next step is carbonation of the stored beer under maintaining conditions, such as meeting the desired carbon dioxide volume of 2.4 and constant temperature inside the refrigerator, where the pressurized keg is stored, and by using a carbonation calculator you can calculate the carbon dioxide pressure necessary for carbonation to take place, so use the data entries of the following: temperature inside the refrigerator, volume of carbon dioxide at 2.4, and the volume of 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. 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.What Has Changed Recently With Kegs?