Updated Advice For Optimal Mini Barrel Use
10 October 2019
Over the last few years we have done extensive trials and
testing on the 22 pint mini barrel to improve their quality and
consistency for you. The result of our work is contained in the
following new pieces of advice...
1. Fully release the metal tap handle after every beer is
We're asking you to disengage the gas system after each pour. To
pour from a mini barrel you place the tap on top of the barrel and
pull the metal handle of the tap down, engaging the mini barrel's
gas tank. To disengage the gas, you just lift the tap's metal
handle up and back. You don't need to completely remove the tap
every time, just pull that metal handle fully back.
The idea is this will help preserve the gas supply which helps
your beer pour. By leaving the tap on and gas engaged for extended
periods of time, you risk running out of gas and causing the beer
to become increasingly fobby (frothy).
If you're having a party and the beer is in constant use, leave
the handle down and lift it at the end of the night, but please
adhere to the new advice as much as you can.
2. When transporting the barrel, completely remove the tap
If you leave the tap on the barrel and it falls over during
transportation the tap can break.
3. Hold down the tap firmly when closing the metal
lever by pressing the back of the tap as you close the
Creating a strong seal between the tap and barrel will give you
the best chance of great pouring beer.
4.Fobbing Issues - Your Beer is
Fobbing can occur if the beer gets too warm or is allowed to
absorb too much gas. Over-gassing can occur if the tap is left in
the engaged position for extended periods of time, allowing that
gas to be absorbed. You can limit the chance of over-gassed beer by
disengaging the tap after you've poured your beer.
Happy pouring. If you have any questions, please give us a call
on 01628 476594 or email email@example.com