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BeerTech's Draught System Troubleshooting & Reference Guide

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Parts Of A Basic System

Parts Of A Basic Draught Beer System

Keg Storage and Handling

Draught Beer should be treated as a food product whether it is or isn’t pasteurized. It’s important to store and handle it properly.

Helpful tips to help you maintain the highest quality and freshness:

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Temperature

It’s important to store and dispense draught beer at the correct temperature, 34-38°F (1-3°C). If it’s too cool or too warm, it could cause flavour loss and dispensing problems.

Helpful hints on controlling temperature:

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Keg Pressure

Dispensing pressures differ according to:

Helpful hints on maintaining the correct pressure:

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Parts of a Regulator

Left Gauge
Pressure in tank

Top Gauge
Pressure to the system (keg)

Bottom Lever
Valve on/off switch

Front Knob or Screw
Pressure Adjust

Regulator

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Parts of a FOB

Float or Check Ball
Ball in the tube prevents air from entering the line when a keg empties.

Top Button
Releases air after keg is changed.

Bottom Button
Push in when cleaning in progress.

Regulator

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Tapping the Keg

Helpful hints on tapping the keg:

Tapping the Keg

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Draught Beer Checklist

Tapping the Keg

If the beer is FOAMY, check:

If the beer is CLOUDY, check:

If your beer is FLAT, check:

For OFF-TASTE BEER, check:

In ALL instances, ensure:

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Line Cleaning

Your lines should be cleaned on a regular basis. Why? It’s all because of a scale called calcium oxalate, commonly referred to as ‘beerstone’, that forms on the fittings, lines and taps. If you don’t remove this beerstone, it will leave an unsanitary surface that can harbor microorganisms, which can affect the quality and taste of your beer, as well as affect its shelf life.

Proper line cleaning will eliminate the build-up, protecting the integrity of the product. Depending on the type of dispensing system you have, line cleaning should be done on a regular basis.

Contact our office to have one of our service technicians provide you with information on the program best suited to your needs.

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Contact

Email: info@beertech.ca

Tel: (902) 431-BEER (2337)

Fax: (902) 431-1480