Tapping a keg of beer is a relatively simple thing to do. But before you’re ready to tap the keg, there are a few things you’ll need to do first…
If your keg of beer has just undergone significant jostling (like in a vehicle), it will need to sit for 1 to 2 hours before you tap it. Tapping a keg that has been shaken will result in foamy beer.
CHILLING PROCESS Beer should be around 2-4◦C. While your beer is un-jostling itself, set it in a tub filling the remaining room with ice. The ice should be able to cool the beer within an hour. If your keg is outside on a hot, sunny day, add ice as needed. TIP: In a Keg the pick-up for the beer is at the bottom of the keg, so to ensure the bottom of your keg is cold add 4-6L of water to the Ice Tub first before adding keg and ice. The water at the bottom of the keg will always be ice cold.
Note: if you add salt to the water it can go below zero degrees without freezing.
**Next step slightly different from video**
Next, Line up the two notches on the keg with the two indentations on the bottom of the tap, slide into the keg. Then rotate the tap clockwise a quarter turn (it should stop but NOT be engaged) and then push down and turn a quarter turn again until snug to engage. The tap should lock into place (= to half a turn Clockwise). This will open the beer and CO2 ports in the keg. The keg is now tapped, you’ll know it’s done right when Beer is flowing!