How do you replace an ale barrel?

Tapping the cask – Make sure that the keystone is clean and the cask tap is sterile. With the cask tap closed knock through the keystone with a wooden mallet. Keep the soft peg in place overnight until the fermentation/bubbling has stopped, then replace with a hard peg until you are ready for sale.

Can you untap a keg after tapping it?

As such the keg does not go flat. If you tap it with a true system using CO2 as the gas then you should be able to tap and re- tap the keg as you wish, since you are not introducing a foreign gas. When you tap the keg with a hand pump you are pumping in O2, or oxygen.

How do you empty a keg without a tap?

Dislodge the retaining ring at the top of the keg using the flat screwdriver. Use the screwdriver to tap around till you find the end of the retaining ring. Pry on the ring with the screwdriver till it gives way and slowly strip it out. Apply pressure on the ball valve again to remove any pressure.

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How do you dispose of empty beer kegs?

Drop by a local store who sells kegs to go and tell them you’d like to return it for a $20 deposit

How long does real ale need to settle?

We recommend at least 24 hours settling time (i.e. don’t move it or you will redistribute the sediment) but on the odd occasion it may take a few hours longer. One thing to bear in mind is that colder temperatures will require a slightly longer time to settle.

Why must casks not be moved once on sale?

The pay-off for this is that once the yeast has settled out, care should be taken not to move the cask as the yeast will resuspend itself and you will have to wait a day or so for it to resettle.

Can one person lift a keg?

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) a full beer keg is too heavy to be safely carried or lifted by one person without risking serious injury.

How long do you let a keg sit before tapping?

A: You tap a keg by using a keg coupler. Do not agitate the keg. If there has been excessive agitation during transportation, allow the keg to settle for 1 to 2 hours before tapping. Make sure the beer faucet is in the off position prior to tapping. Remove the dust cover from the beer keg.

Can a keg explode?

At beer pressures, a keg cannot explode. It’s designed to take much more pressure – rated to around 120-130 psi. Failing at standard beer pressures will be as a leak (pinhole or crack).

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