Serve Superior Beverages with the Best Beer Faucet Offered by Micro Matic
Whether serving beer for your home party or selling in your commercial establishment, dispensing from kegs with a draft system offers a convenient and refreshing experience. With no need for your guests to open a bottle of beer, dispensing from a faucet is more profitable for any retail or hospitality-based business. All you need to do is to tap the keg, and you have flowing, fresh beer.
The faucet is one of the most critical components in a draft beer system. To avoid dispensing issues such as foam, environmental exposure and to encourage repeat purchases, you’ll want to ensure you choose the best beer faucet available.
Why Choose the Best Beer Faucet?
The beer system consists of various components that must be made of reliable materials to maintain and serve fresh cold beer. Because each part of the system plays a different role, your beer's quality and cleanliness can be compromised if a sub-standard faucet design or materials are used. An exceptional grade beer faucet is quite important as it is in contact with the beer and the outside world.
It is better to find a company that supplies high-quality and cost-effective dispensing systems and solutions than regret performance issues with a purchase down the road. With many suppliers of beverage dispensing systems, we recommend that you choose a company that sells reliable products designed to protect the quality of your beer.
Micro Matic is one of the most trusted suppliers of beer systems and components. We help retailers, breweries, and beer enthusiasts by providing beer dispensing systems with the best faucet. Our goal is to maximize the beer’s taste and quality and our customer’s profitability.
What Makes a Beer Tap/Faucet High-Quality?
The material of a beer faucet is one of the factors that determine its quality. Another one is how easy it is to assemble and clean.
Stainless Steel vs. Brass or Chrome Plated Brass: Stainless Steel Beer Faucets Will Protect the Quality of the Beer
At Micro Matic, the majority of dispensing components are constructed with type 304-grade stainless steel. We highly emphasize stainless steel beer faucets since they are hygienic, easily cleaned, and much more durable than those made of brass. 304 stainless is ideal for contact with numerous types of beverages, particularly acidic nature, due to its incredible resistance to corrosion and ultra-smooth surfaces.
On the other hand, brass faucets' surfaces are porous and absorbent, resulting in excessive growth of beer spoilers. Currently, other manufacturers utilize brass as the standard for many of their system’s components. The attraction is the lower cost of material and machining versus stainless. Chrome-plated brass appears similar to stainless, although the plating soon wears off, exposing the beer to brass.
Keep in mind that the faucet is the dirtiest part of the beer dispensing system because it is exposed to an environment containing oxygen and other airborne contaminants. In commercial establishments, the best beer faucets are stainless steel.
Although there are no regulations prohibiting brass components for beer dispensing systems, we always recommend stainless steel for faucets and all other metal components in contact with products. Some commercial establishments attempt to reduce upfront costs by using brass faucets. Unfortunately, due to brass surfaces' nature, eventual beer spoilers such as yeast and bacteria growth will discourage repeat
sales and result in performance issues. Directly impacting future operation costs and beer quality.
Rear-Sealing Faucet Over Forward-Sealing Faucet
Rear-sealing beer faucets tend to protect your beer from contamination compared to the forward-sealing design. The main reason is that it protects the beer from exposure in the dirtiest part of the system. Essentially, it allows the beer to stay in the cooler part of the system instead of inside the body of the faucet. Reducing the beer's exposure to heat or oxygen diminishes bacteria growth, which impacts product quality/flavor.
Once the lever on our rear-sealing faucet is pulled forward, beer flows from the rear of the faucet into the body and then out the spout. A disadvantage with this design is beer residue in the faucet body dries (beer glue), allowing the faucet lever to seize when attempting to open after downtime. Often, hot water must be poured over the faucet to melt beer glue and remedy.
With forward-sealing faucets, its advantage over rear-sealing design tends to stick less when trying to open. The whole body of the faucet is full of beer when not dispensing. Thus, less chance for beer glue. The drawback is with the beer sitting in the body of the faucet. This exposes the beer to heat and oxygen, which could result in accelerating bacterial growth.
Historically, the standard faucet design has been the rear-sealing method. However, Micro Matic offers both types. Based on comparing, decide which design fits your needs best. And always select stainless.
What Happens to the Brass Faucet When You Clean it?
You should disassemble and clean the faucet every two weeks to remove the beer spoiling contaminants yeast, mold, and bacteria for health and safety purposes. When you clean a brass faucet regularly, the chrome plating will wear off and expose the beer to brass. Brass has a very porous surface on which pockets form for the beer spoilers to accumulate. These pockets are difficult to clean, resulting in tarnished beer.
Moreover, the cleaning solutions used on brass will quickly corrode the brass surfaces and remove the plating. 304 stainless steel faucets are impervious to corrosion and, with smooth, durable surfaces, much less likely to impart a flavor change with beer.
As a commercial establishment consumer, you would have a hard time telling if a faucet is made of brass by just looking at it because of the chrome plating. When you choose Micro Matic, you will have peace of mind that we are transparent in our products and offer true stainless-steel faucets.
USE THE BEST BEER FAUCET AND SERVE FRESH AND CLEAN BEER
What makes a beer tap faucet high quality? What is the best type of beer faucet? The determining factor is hygiene. The cleanliness of your faucet is what affects the taste of your beer, and in turn, directly impacts the
perception of customers at your business, whether positive or negative. Therefore, the type of material the faucet is made of, how it seals, and how easy it is to clean are the top characteristics used to evaluate a beer faucet's quality.
Whether you are selling beer in a hotel, bar, or restaurant, or love to host parties, it is essential that you invest in a reliable dispensing system. The faucet has a significant impact on the beer that you sell or serve to your guests.
If you are looking for a hygienic and easy way to dispense beer in your home or commercial establishment, Micro Matic can help you. We offer the best beer faucets: rear or forward-sealing and made of stainless steel.
Raise a Glass to Draft Beer Sales!
For over 60 years, Micro Matic has been recognized as one of the world’s leading suppliers of draft beer equipment. Specializing in keg-to-glass technology, we offer a total solution for meeting your draft beer equipment needs. Our dedication to customer service is supported by four regional sales and distribution centers, the Micro Matic Dispense Institute for training and education, and a Certified Installer Network for draft beer installations. Want to speak with a “perfect pour” expert? Contact Micro Matic today.