Get the most out of your keg
• After transporting keg, allow to sit upright for at least 1 hour before serving.
• It is best to place the keg in a bucket/cooler and surround it with ice well before serving it.
• Do not store kegs in very warm locations (ex: car on hot day or a lava flow).
• As well, do not store kegs in sub-zero locations (freezing beer in the keg will damage the keg and void deposit).
TAPPING INSTRUCTIONS (METAL PARTY PUMP)
• Close tap valve at end of black hose.
• Ensure coupler is disengaged – black handle with white end should be at a ~ 45° angle from tap body.
• Hold pump body, align notches in base of pump to with lugs at top of keg valve.
• Press pump down into keg valve.
• Rotate the pump body one-quarter turn clockwise to engage the lugs (locking the pump in place).
• Engage the coupler – pull back on the black handle with white end and push down
KEY POINTS IN SUCCESSFUL SERVING
• Ensure keg is kept cool and unshaken.
• Keg serving operates by air pressure applied from the pump pushing beer out of the keg.
How much to pump?
• Generally, just a little more than enough to push the beer out of the keg. Pumping too little will result in foam slowly releasing from the tap, pumping too much will result in beer ejecting from the tap at a high velocity and causing foam as well.
• More pumping will be required on a full keg, and less and less over time as the keg empties.
• Serving cup should be tilted at 45° angle to tap and beer filled along side-wall of cup, not splashed directly into the bottom (which will cause foaming).