King Keg Beer Barrel with Top Tap
Holds up to 40 pints
Strong carry handles
Includes Beer float
Wide neck for easy cleaning
Abrasion resistant material
Brass valve cap
The King Keg Beer Barrel with Top Tap is the ideal home brewing accessories. Compared to other kegs this bad boy has a much larger cap, this is ideal for a few reasons – First it’s easier to get your hand in and give the keg a really good scrub – Two you have enough room on the cap to include a few accessories such as pressure gauge.
Construction wise, the unit is solid and comes with two good sized carry handles, this is important when you have 40 pints floating about inside , I’ve had other keg carry handles snap.
So what a top tap? Good question, the main reason is, you get to draw much quicker – compared to a regular lower mounted tap you don’t have to wait for the sediment to pass the tap to get a good pint, instead, the top tap featured a float that, you guessed it, floats! This ensures that the sediment is always as far away from the tap as possible.
You can usually pick these things up for about £50.00 – eBay is sometimes cheaper but I’m a fan of supporting your local brewery supplies shop (if you have one).