Beer Line Cleaning Instructions
The Importance of Beer System Cleaning
In addition to alcohol and carbon dioxide, finished beer contains proteins, carbohydrates and hundreds of other organic compounds. Yeast and bacteria routinely enter draught systems where they feed on beer and attach to draught lines.Minerals also precipitate from beer leaving deposits in lines and fixtures.
Within days of installing a brand new draught system, deposits begin to build up on the beer contact surfaces. Without proper cleaning, these deposits soon affect beer flavour and undermine the system’s ability to pour quality beer.
Line cleaning prevents the build up of organic material and mineral deposits while eliminating flavour changing microbes.
How Clean Is Your Beer System?
As a retailer, you may or may not clean your own draught lines,but you have a vested interest in making sure the cleaning is done properly. Clean lines make for quality draught beer that looks good, tastes great and pours without waste. Take the time to review the guidelines on the reverse and monitor your draught line cleaners—no matter who they are—to ensure that your system receives the service it needs to serve you and your customers well.
Simple checks like using a straw to scrape the inside of a faucet and checking keg couplers for visible build-up will help to ensure your beer lines are being properly maintained and serviced.
Great Links for Advice on Beer Line Cleaning
For an excellent guide on beer line cleaning, please see The Inn Doctor Guide to Beer Pipe Cleaning
Clean Your Beer Lines Monthly!
The StayClean System actually allows you to cut the beer pipe and beer lines cleaning schedule from weekly to once every 28 days. Amazing but true, our system will make a real difference to your bottom line profits by giving a 75% reduction in wastage costs on beer, energy and water