Updated Advice For Optimal Mini Barrel Use

05 May 2020

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 poured.

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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).

 

2. When transporting the barrel, completely remove the tap

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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 lever.

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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 Frothy!

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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 info@rebellionbeer.co.uk 

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