Can you fill a keg with anything?
To fill or refill a keg yourself, you will need an appropriate level of CO2 so the beer will flow and maintain its carbonation. The tanks range from 2.5 to 20 pounds in size, but it only takes about ⅓ of a pound to dispense a 5-gallon keg. You can get empty CO2 tanks refilled, but be cautious.
How long does a keg last?
For a properly stored keg in a kegerator, how long the beer will remain fresh will depend on the style of beer. Pasteurized beers can stay fresh from three to six months. For non-pasteurized beers, you can expect the keg to stay fresh approximately two months.
What is a tap cocktail?
“Cocktails on tap provide a perfectly mixed drink in seconds as opposed to risking a cocktail with a messy liquor-to-mixer ratio,” Rader says.
What does drinks on tap mean?
If drinks are on tap, they come from a tap rather than from a bottle. Filtered water is always on tap here.
How long do Kegged cocktails last?
Bacardi’s tap cocktail system
Some of the many attributes of Bacardi’s system: Kegs of pre-prepared cocktails are supplied ready-to-serve to the bar with a shelf life of four months and 28 days after tapping. The liquid in the keg is flat with CO2 or Nitrogen mixed in the tap at the point of delivery.
Can you pour bottled beer into a keg?
I did this with a Pilsener that didn’t carbonate and it worked fine. I just poured from the bottles carefully into a tipped keg to minimize aeration and then purged out all of of the air after sealing it. You could certainly purge before pouring too and it might give you a little extra peace of mind.
Can you naturally carbonate beer in a keg?
If you’re short on gas or you want your beer to be “cask style”, you can also carbonate your keg using priming sugar. When you are carbonating a homebrew keg with sugar, this is known as natural carbonation. It will take longer than force carbonation, but it’s relatively straightforward and predictable.
How do you prepare a keg?
Remove any plastic or cardboard from around the tap fixture at the top of the keg. With the pump handle up (this is the off position), line up the coupler lugs with the corresponding openings on the keg valve. While applying downward pressure, turn the tap system clockwise as far as it will go (about 90 degrees).
What’s a tab at a bar?
We mentioned them briefly above, but first, for those new to the business — what is a bar tab, anyway? A bar tab is simply a running bill that allows a customer to have all their drink orders throughout their visit on one bill, instead of paying separate bills after every drink placed.
What beverages come in a keg?
Kegerators were invented for beer, but they are also useful for a variety of other beverages – Cider, Root Beer, Mead – almost anything that you can drink. Children as well as adults can enjoy the benefits of a home beverage draft system by simply introducing a non-alcoholic beverage into one of your kegerator’s taps.