How long can you go between beer line cleans?
It’s a good question.
The longer you can go between line cleans WITHOUT impacting the taste or pour of your beer, the better.
Each time you clean your beer lines you throw away perfectly good beer. This reduces the amount you sell from each barrel and therefore reduces the profitability of the bar.
So, clean your lines less often and waste less beer. Super.
How long can you go?
Our products have been in the market for over 25 years. Our technology has been developed and re-developed, moving from analogue to digital frequency generation in order to maintain its market-leading position.
We’ve had the device tested and proven by the Sonochemistry Department at the University of Coventry, as well as landlords, landladies and bar-keeps up and down the country.
We are confident that our device can allow users to reduce their line cleaning frequency to once every 4 weeks – almost regardless of the cellar conditions. Some customers can get up to 6 weeks between cleans.
This means that StayClean customers can reduce their line cleaning costs and associated beer wastage by at least 75 per cent.
That’s a good number and a great saving.
So, what can you get from the competition?
Well, that’s interesting.
Some of our competitors are outsourced line cleaning specialists, who send technicians to clean your lines and suggest that, with their deep and thorough cleaning processes, bar managers can expect to get 3 weeks between cleans. Not bad.
Another competitor uses electro-magnetics attached at the keg and similarly claims to be offering 3 weeks between line cleans – but the customer has to ‘build-up’ to 3 week intervals over the first few cleans and keep doing deep cleans of their entire dispense system to maintain the 3 week cycle. This is OK, but savings are impacted.
Yet another company – whose product also claims to use digital low-frequency technology – uses the number 6 in their product name and state variously throughout their website that the product allows customers to go 4 weeks, 6 weeks and in some places even 7 weeks between cleans.
We find coincidence amusing – and it raised a smile when this competitor started talking about 7 weeks between cleans – especially as the website update followed a short time after we reviewed our customers’ usage and decided that enough bars were going 6 weeks between cleans for us to claim anecdotally that this was achievable.
Still – what does it matter? Well, we feel that, if we’re going to make a claim about the capabilities of our product, we should be able to do so with confidence and not simply on the basis that someone else in the market claims to go longer.
But maybe that’s just us?