Sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the biggest difference.
Whether you’re planning a party, looking to upgrade your bar, or just want to get the best beer tasting experience possible, listen up.
With the number of breweries in the United States rising at record high numbers each year, more and more people have become beer aficionados.
This also means, of course, that there are more types of beers and drafts available than ever before.
No matter what you’re drinking, or where you’re serving and enjoying it, we know you’re always on the lookout for the perfect pour. But how can you get it?
It starts with finding the right beer faucet.
In this post, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about how the right beer faucet can elevate your drinking experience. Isn’t it time you took your beer to the next level?
What Is a Beer Faucet?
Before we get any more specific, let’s first break down exactly what a beer faucet is.
You’ve probably seen a bartender serve beer by pulling down on a beer faucet at your favorite local watering hole. However, beer faucets work just as well in professional settings as they do in the draft systems that you have at home.
There are 9 total components that go into creating a standard beer faucet. Today, many premium models have worked to contain even fewer. Let’s quickly take a look at the two most important parts now.
As you probably guessed, this is what your bartender pulls to get the beer to flow into your glass.
What many people don’t realize, however, is just how important it is that you don’t pull the handle from the top. Rather, drag it down from the base of the handle to prevent damage.
Also, make sure that you open the tap completely to avoid an excess of foam. To do this, work to pull the handle forward completely. It will likely take a few tries to get it right. But hey, it’s just an excuse to enjoy more beer!
The Body of the Faucet
This is what transfers the beer into your glass. It’s often made from stainless steel or even brass, which is strong enough to stand up to the wear and tear of the bar life.
The body will connect with the shank of your overall dispensing system, and it’s what guides the flow of your beer.
So, why are these two parts of a beer faucet so important? Essentially, because they’re what’s responsible for controlling the flow of your beer. We all crave that perfect, foamy pour – these are the things that actually make it happen.
However, you don’t want too much foam. This is where we move to a discussion on the importance of flow control when it comes to finding the right beer faucet.
Why Flow Control Is the Crucial Component
As much as we’d all love an endless flow of beer, at a certain point you need something to cut the supply off. That’s where a beer faucet with serious flow control comes in.
Flow control ensures that you won’t get excessive foam. It also works to help you perfectly fill a variety of different containers and glasses.
Whether you’re enjoying a small glass or taking home an entire growler, a beer faucet helps you to get the perfect pour.
The best beer faucets with flow control will also stop your beer from getting excessive exposure to air. First of all, this means that you won’t have to deal with the annoyance of a lever that sticks constantly.
Anything that comes between you and your beer isn’t a good thing!
But a good faucet also helps to keep things sanitary. You won’t have to worry about dangerous, not to mention disgusting, things like bacteria and mold getting trapped in the body of the faucet.
Are you looking into buying a beer faucet for your bar? If so, the last thing in the world you want to worry about is buying a faucet that will have the health inspector writing you a ticket.
Finding the Perfect Beer Faucet
By now, you’ve learned that when it comes to getting the perfect pour, there’s nothing more important than the beer faucet itself.
Whether you’re new to the world of brewing, or if you’ve been in this wonderful world for years, you’ve probably heard the name Perlick. It’s synonymous with excellence, especially within the craft beer industry.
But what exactly makes these faucets so great? Let’s take a look at just a few of the reasons why they’re so popular now.
They Go the Extra Mille in Sanitation
We mentioned above that all good beer faucets prevent air from clogging up your system. But Perlick Flow Control Faucets, especially the 650SS model, do even more to keep you and any customers safe.
They’re made out of 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel, which means that they are cleared for use with both beer and wine. They’ll work for pretty much anything you want to put on tap.
Additionally, they come with forward sealing, which does even more to keep the air out.
Forward sealing matters when it comes to keeping your pour both delicious and safe.
Because most faucets actually begin draining from the back. This isn’t a good thing.
In fact, this pretty much guarantees that residue will linger in the faucet after you’ve finished pouring. First of all, this is a haven for dangerous bacteria. Not to mention, countless other things that seriously mess with the overall taste of your beer.
When, as with the Perlick, the beer draining starts closer to the front of the faucet, there is less room for contamination.
It’s All About the Flow Control Knob
The knob is the secret weapon of the Perlick Flow Control beer faucet. First of all, it makes getting the perfect pour easier than ever.
We all know that some beers are just easier to pour than others. And if you’re trying to pour a beer that’s been homebrewed, sometimes you’re in for even more of a challenge than usual!
Instead of wasting your beer, the Perlick helps to ensure that as much of it makes it in the glass as possible.
What Else Do I Need?
So, now that you’re ready to add the Perlick Flow Control Faucet to your bar, what else do you need to complete the experience?
First, you should consider getting a refillable C02 tank and a stainless steel tap rod. Not only are both of these things incredibly affordable, they’re also just the staples that every great bar should have!
Finally, don’t forget to pick up some C02 Tank O-Rings to complete the kit!
Of course, you’ll also need to find the right people to drink with!
Where Can I Find The Best Beer Accessories?
Of course, we know that this post has likely only made you more interested in finding the perfect faucet.
After everything you’ve learned here, don’t just stop! This is only the first step on your journey to seriously elevating your entire beer drinking experience.
Next, head on over to our awesome online store. No matter what type of beer you like to drink, or where you are in your professional beer career, we’re here to help.
With summer right around the corner, isn’t it time that you evaluated how you’re drinking your beer?
If you have questions, concerns, or just want someone to talk brews with, we encourage you to reach out to us today. We can’t wait to hear from you. In the meantime, cheers!