Easy Way To Use A Beer Tap Handle
There is a wide range of beer tap handles in the market nowadays. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and designs. Beside the fact that beer tap handle is used to get the beer out, it is also customized to advertise a brand logo and support a life style theme of the breweries, like a saying, it tells you “what’s on tap”. The best kegerator comes along with an one-of-a-kind tap handle. You can pick up a perfect one that is the most suitable for you or make a DIY tap handle and bring your style to your home bar. Here are some simple steps to help you connect the beer tap handle to the beer faucet.
Step 1. Simply screw the beer tap handle onto the beer faucet lever turning clockwise until it is hand tight only.
Step 2. On the beer faucet lever there is an adjusting knob that allows you to align the beer tap handle to your desired location. You should be aware that most beer tap handles are designed to face the bartender so you can read the brand logo as you would be reading a label on a bottle. However, sometimes you may decide where you position the tap handle. It can be attached on sideways or at an angle and this is where the beer faucet lever adjusting knob becomes important. If you want to change the position of the tap handle, all you need to do is turning the beer faucet by adjusting knob counter clockwise until it tightens to the desired location, remember until hand tight only.
Step 3. Fix the position of your beer tap handle and enjoy your style of drinking.
However, it is not always easy like it’s said. Don’t forget that the way you grab the beer tap handle can make a difference in whether your draft beer pours foamy, flat, froasty or not. Almost every starter in home brew beer make the classic mistake on their first time connecting beer tap handle. They grab the beer tap handle from the top and pull it forward with a jerking action. This results in two bad consequences. First, it will put excessive leverage on the beer faucet components and possibly cause damage and second, it will cause the beer to become agitated and pour foamy. The correct way to grab the handle is from the bottom with two fingers and pull the handle toward you in one smooth motion and when closing the beer faucet close it the same way – in one smooth motion.
That’s how a professional using beer tap handle to connect it with the best kegerator they have. So the next time you have your friends who own a kegerator like you and start to connect a beer tap handle, if they do not know how to grab the beer tap handle, help them and show that you are truly an expert in this area!