Brass beer tap

Brass beer tap

This is a brass beer tap from the cellar of ‘The Ship’ in Green Street Green. In the cellar we had two longish ‘Stillages’, which were benches that the beer barrels would lay on. The brass taps would be put into the barrel end, for the beer to flow into the beer pipes, and be drawn up to the bar. A tricky thing to do. You hold the tap against the barrel end bung, and give it an almighty whack with a wooden mallet. That pushes the wooden bung into the barrel. As you can see it’s tapered, so there shouldn’t be any leakage.

Mick Turner


Mick holding the brass beer tap


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