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The StayClean device can help bar managers reduce their beer line cleaning schedule from once per week to once every 4 to six weeks.
Think about that for a minute – you could reduce the labour costs, water usage, chemical usage and beer wastage associated with cleaning your lines by at least 75% – and be sure that your customers will be perfectly happy with the fresh, clean taste and pour of their favourite draughts.
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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.
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.
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.
How to clean your beer lines – step by step
- First of all, grab your cleaning vessel. Make sure it’s free from dirt and other contaminants, fill the cleaning vessel with cold, clean water.
- Switch off any and all gas taps to the kegs.
- Next, disconnect all Keg Couplers. After spraying with a cellar hygiene spray, remove deposits of built up dirt using a brush.
- Spray each Cleaning Ring Main socket. Then, attach each coupler to the cleaning ring main.
- Turn on the compressed air supply/gas to the cleaning pump.
- Pull through each fob detector until all of the beer has been replaced with water.
- Head up to the bar, opening each tap one by one until all of the beer in the line has been replaced with water. Once complete, close again.
- Go back to the cellar. Add the recommended dosage of beer line cleaner to the cleaning vessel.
- Fill up the cleaning vessel with cold water.
- Pull through each fob detector. Do this until the water is replaced with beer line cleaner.
- Back up to the bar! Open each tap until all of the water in the lines is replaced with beer line cleaner. Once complete, close again.
- Now you can relax for a while, whilst the beer line cleaner sits in the system. Let it sit for the time recommended by the manufacturer.
- Still at the bar, open each tap again. Remove the used beer line cleaner, and allow each one to fill with fresh cleaner.
- Check on the fob detectors in the cellar – they should still be full to the top. If any have dropped or have air bubbles inside, bleed them.
15. Have another break while the lines soak once again.
16. Repeat once more! Open the taps, remove the used beer line cleaner, replace it with fresh cleaner, check on the fob detectors, and leave for a final soak.
17. Using clean, cold water, thoroughly rinse out the cleaning vessel thoroughly. Fill it to the full mark with water.
18. Bleed each detector until the beer line cleaner has been completely flushed out and replaced with water.
19. Heading back up to the bar, open each tap in turn. Replace all of the beer line cleaner in the lines with water, and pull through at least 2-3 pints extra. This guarantees all of the beer line cleaner has been removed.
20. Go back to the cellar and empty out any water from the cleaning container.
21. Turn off the compressed air supply/gas to the cleaning pump.
22. Disconnect the keg couplers from the cleaning ring main. Reconnect each one to the corresponding keg, and then spray each cleaning ring main socket with a cellar hygiene spray.
23. Turn the gas supply to each keg back on.
24. Pull through each detector until the water is replaced with beer.
25. Go back up to the bar. Open each tap in turn and replace the water with beer.
26. Make sure the beer looks and tastes right.
27. Enjoy your clean beer lines!