What Is A Beer Pump And How Does It Work?

is a science, requiring precise measurements, temperatures, and ingredients in order to ensure a quality product. But it also requires the right equipment and tools to get the job done. One of these pieces of equipment is a beer pump – a device that can make serving and drinking beer a breeze.

What is a Beer Pump?

A beer pump is an essential piece of equipment for any bar or brewery. It uses compressed gas to push beer from a keg to the tap or faucet, making it easier and faster to serve pints than pouring by hand. The pump works by connecting to two different sources of pressure: carbon dioxide (CO2) pressure on the keg to maintain beer carbonation (12-14 psi), and separate gas pressure (20+ psi) running through the pump itself in order to propel the beer. The pump can receive pressure from either CO2 or dry compressed air depending on your preference.

Once the pump is turned on, it draws in beer from the keg and sends it through the line until it reaches your tap or faucet. This efficient system allows you to pour pints much faster than pouring them manually – enabling you to increase your output significantly!

Benefits of Using a Beer Pump

There are plenty of advantages that come with using a beer pump for your bar or brewery:

  • Faster Service: As mentioned above, using a beer pump means you can pour pints much faster than if you were pouring them by hand. This can make all the difference when you're trying to keep up with orders during busy hours!
  • Increased Portability: With portable versions available on the market today, you can easily move your beer pumps around as needed without having to worry about complicated setup processes or bulky equipment. This makes them perfect for catering events or taking your bar on the road for parties and festivals.
  • Improved Taste & Carbonation: Using a properly calibrated CO2 system means that each pint poured will have consistent levels of carbonation every time – resulting in improved taste and flavor for each glass served!
  • Easy Maintenance & Cleaning: Cleaning and maintaining your pumps doesn't have to be difficult when you use good quality products like those found at Keg Outlet. Our selection includes easy-to-clean models that make upkeep simple so that your pumps continue running smoothly for years down the line!

How To Use A Beer Pump ?

Using a beer pump may seem intimidating at first but thankfully there are some simple steps that anyone can follow:

  • Prepare Your Equipment: First things first – make sure all of your necessary tools are ready before getting started. You'll need gas regulators (if using CO2), tubing/hoses, clamps/connectors, an inline filter/strainer (if desired), as well as any other accessories like couplers or shanks depending on what type of keg setup you have.
  • Connect Your Gas Source: Depending on whether you're using CO2 or dry compressed air, connect one end of your tubing/hose from your regulator/source into one side of your inline filter/strainer (if desired). Then connect this same tube into one side of your coupler/shank connected onto your keg before securing with clamps/connectors as needed.
  • Connect Your Output Source: Once connected securely onto both ends, attach another tube onto the other side of either end leading out towards whatever output source you'll be connecting too (such as taps). Again secure these connections with appropriate clamps/connectors if needed before turning everything on!
  • Turn On Your System & Enjoy!: Once everything is connected securely and ready go ahead and turn on both sources – check all connections once more if all seems alright then enjoy freshly poured pints! Just remember to keep an eye out for any signs of leakage along with paying attention towards how much gas pressure each source is receiving so that everything stays balanced while pouring consistently delicious pints!

How Does Beer Pump Work?

Beer pumps work by using compressed gas to push beer from a keg to a faucet. There are two operational pressures required for this: CO2 pressure on the keg to maintain beer carbonation (12-14 psi), and separate gas pressure to the beer pump (20+ psi) to propel the beer. The pump itself can receive pressure from eiher C02 or dry compressed air. When the pump is turned on, it will draw in beer from the keg and send it through the line to the faucet. This allows for beer to be served faster and more efficiently than if it were poured manually.

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What Is A Brewery Pump?

A brewery pump is a device that is used to move liquids around in a brewery. There are two main types of brewery pumps – hot side and cold side. The hot side brewery pump moves liquids that are in the boiling wort, wile the cold side brewery pump moves liquids that are in the fermentation tanks.

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What Gas Do I Need For Beer Pump?

When dispensing beer from a keg, you will need to use either carbon dioxide or nitrogen. Carbon dioxide is the most common gas used for dispensing beer, as it is inexpensive and easy to obtain. Nitrogen is also used for dispensing beer, and can provide a creamier head on the beer. If you are using a beer pump to dispense your beer, you will need to use nitrogen.

What Is A Wort Pump?

A wort pump is a device used to move liquids, typically wort, from one vessel to another. A wort pump can be used for recirculating wort durng the brewing process, whirlpooling, or simply moving wort from one vessel to another.

What Is A Sparge Pump?

A sparge pump is a type of peristaltic pump that is used to help move the wort from the mash tun to the boil kettle. This allows the brewer to match the mash tun incoming flow to the outgoing wort flow, which helps to maintain the liquid level aove the grain bed. The pumps are also variable speed, so you have full control over your sparge rate. This comes in handy when dealing with various grain bills.

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What Is A BrewZilla?

The BrewZilla is a compact, all grain single vessel home brewing system that can be run off a single AU 240v socket. It is a complete- turnkey system with a delay timing feature and step mash functionality.

How Do Pubs Keep Beer Cold?

There are a few ways that pubs keep beer cold. One way is to use a cellar cooling unit. A cellar cooling unit pushes chilled air into the cellar, creating an optimum temperature for the storage of beer, , soft drinks, and more. Another way is to use a keg cooler. A keg cooler chills the beer in the keg, keeping it cold for service.

How Long Should Beer Lines Be In A Kegerator?

The length of the beer line in a kegerator will affect the pour speed and quality of the beer. A longer line will result in a slower pour speed, wile a shorter line will result in a faster pour speed. Shorter lines also tend to produce foamier pours, while longer lines tend to produce less foamy pours. In general, you should use a line that is about 1.5 times the length of the distance from the top of the keg to the faucet tap. For example, if you have a kegerator with a draft tower that is about 3 feet tall, you would need a beer line that is about 4.5 feet long.

How Long Does A Keg Last?

A keg will last about 3-4 months when it is stored at a temperature of about 33-38 degrees Fahrenheit.

How Long Does Beer Last In Brite?

Beer can last in a brite tank for aout 2-3 weeks.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.