The King Keg's 4 inch wide neck gives easy access for you to get your arm inside and thus makes it much easier to clean the barrel. The bottom fitting tap means you are forced to give your beer time to mature rather than drawing it off too early as you can if you use a barrel with an integral float system. You should be aware that you will have to place this barrel in a raised position to be able to serve the beer and care should be taken when lifting it as it will weigh close to 30-35kgs.
If you drink your beer too quickly, you may suffer a loss of serving pressure, but this can be corrected by adding additional CO2 via a Hambleton bard S30 cylinder or a sodastream cylinder fitted with an appropriate adapter. The Sparklets type bulbs WILL NOT work with the standard valve on this barrel unless it is used with an appropriate HB valve adapter. If you want to use this barrel with sparklet bulbs, please choose the "Pin Valve Option"