Essentially the key to your beer keg is pressure. Without the right amount of pressure your beer will dispense improperly and you will find yourself (as well as your customers) very frustrated. Finding the perfect CO2 or Nitrogen pressure is, quite possibly, the most tedious task associated with dispensing draft beer. Thankfully, regulators are here to help ease and even perfect this dreadful task.
On the surface, draught drawing systems are not hard to understand. However, there are several factors which contribute to an excellent draft beer system. Besides quality and proper installation, the key is to maintain proper balance through the system. You don’t want too strong of a flow, too weak of a flow, too much foam, too little foam, etc. All of these things happen when the systems many moving components get out of balance. This series covers the basics of “beer balance” to ensure you have the best possible tap beer.