Welcome Draught Beer Lovers…
If you find yourself here you are probably looking for a solution to get that cold, crisp draught beer taste at home right? Good news! Beer tap systems at home are already here and allow you to create that perfect pulled pint whenever you want it!
There is now a wide range of options available to you to suit all budgets that will deliver that pulled pint taste at home. Just add pork scratchings and pickled eggs!
This article runs through these options and gives you the best view of what’s available for when you are dying for a pint but you can’t make it to the pub!
Here is a summary of the types of the best draught beer taps that are available:
Types of draught beer taps:
- Keg Taps
- Beer Can / Bottle converters
- TORP based systems
- Pressurised & Carbonated systems
- Integrated compact dispensers
As you can see quite a few options! Here is a brief lowdown of how these products work and what ones are available to purchase in the market right now:
Keg Taps are your cheapest options when it comes to getting free-flowing beer in your home.
Whilst technically not a draught system these kegs are great for parties and one-off celebrations.
Kegs are your cheapest bet, mainly because the beer generally doesn’t stay at peak freshness too long.
They are quite widely available and there are good supermarket options available, particularly in Morrisons.
For more information on Keg Taps click here
Beer Can & Bottle converters
The converter taps & dispensers work in a way that you either pour or connect a bottle/can, usually by a tube, to the device.
These devices vary in price but generally are the least expensive options in the market, so generally are not the best in quality to achieve authentic draught beer.
They are a good budget option that will herald some taste improvement and would be a nice gimmick to add to a small home bar or kitchen.
Click below for some reviews of the best beer can & bottle converters out there:
JMP The Home Draught Beer Pump
Fizzics Waytap Beer Draught System
Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser
TORP Based Systems
TORPS are small 2L beer kegs that help keep your beer cool, pressured and fresh for about 14-15 days. TORP’s work exclusively for THE SUB dispenser and you connect your mini keg to the dispenser via a small rubber tube.
One TORP will give you about 8 x 0.25ml glasses of beer, or in pub terms, about 8 half-pints!
The SUB is a great mid-range priced system and there is a wide variety of TORPS available to purchase. It delivers a really good value for money draught beer.
For our review of The SUB Torp based system click below:
Pressurised / Carbonated systems
Now we are getting serious! Pressurised / Carbonated systems are some of the best options for achieving the optimum quality of draught beer at home.
These beer taps connect to larger kegs (around 5-6 litres) which give you a lot less barrel changing! They are also fantastic as once connected they will generally last longer than a TORP.
For example, a Perfect Draft machine will give you a month’s life once connected. Of course, as these taps are much more similar to the sort of thing you would find in your local pub this is reflected in the price tag!
Check out our reviews of the best Pressurised / Carbonated systems on the market:
Integrated Compact Dispensers
This is the pinnacle! Too rich and famous and worried you might get recognised if you pop to the local pub for a pint?
No problem, CDA offer a fully integrated beer tap system at home which will be connected to 10, 30 or 50-litre kegs from your favourite
brewery…best to get your PA to change that one!
This is basically a mini pub system where you will need to use supplied disinfectant tabs to clear the lines and will also need to have a large cupboard space for Installation. If this option is possible for you, you really will get authentic draught beer at home.
As you will now see, there are plenty of beer tap systems available that will allow you to create that perfect draught beer at home! Enjoy & Cheers!