We specialize in draft beer & beverage system preventive maintenance and line cleaning programs that enhance your business, maximize your profits and help you deliver the perfect pour.
WE PROVIDE TURNKEY SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT EVERY PHASE OF YOUR DRAFT SYSTEM NEEDS - INCLUDING MAINTENANCE.
Unfortunately, dirty draft lines still pour. Proper system maintenance is critical if you want your beverages to taste the way the brewer intended and your customers to return for more.
DID YOU KNOW THAT You can ruin a bEVERAGE in the time it takes IT to travel from the keg to the glass IF YOU HAVE A POORLY MAINTAINED SYSTEM?
Why is proper draft beer line cleaning so important? Clean beer lines are vital to maintaining the quality of draft beer and other beverage products.
As soon as a beer keg is tapped into a beer system, whether it is a long-draw or short-draw system, organic and inorganic deposits build up on the beer contact surfaces such as beer lines and keg couplers FOBs, beer faucets, etc.
These deposits affect flavor and sabotage the draft beer system's ability to pour quality beer.
Therefore, a well-designed and diligently executed maintenance plan ensures trouble-free draft beer system operation and fresh, flavorful beer.
That's why PROPER MAINTENANCE IS OUR TOP PRIORITY.
We pride ourselves on providing high-quality beverage systems by ensuring that our clients are set up to maintain their beverage system, deliver perfect pours and maximize their keg yields.
Customers with a PM contract receive priority support and rate discounts to support their beverage system maintenance and service program.
Education is the key to keeping your system in top shape. We can provide training to your operators to ensure your systems as efficient as possible.
Custom and standard maintenance programs to fit your draft system budget and maintenance needs, which vary on the draft system and beverage type.
BEER LINE CLEANING [recommended every 2 weeks]
5⃣🍺Disassemble, service, and hand-clean faucets; hand-clean couplers.
6⃣🍺After cleaning, flush lines with cool fresh water until pH matches that of your tap water and no visible debris is carried from the beer lines.
ACID CLEANING [every quarter/every 3 months]
🍺 Acid cleanings should be in addition to caustic cleanings, not as a replacement.
🍺 Push beer or caustic cleaner from lines with warm water.
🍺 Clean lines with acid line-cleaner chemicals mixed to manufacturer's guidelines. Maintain a solution temperature of 80-110°F.
HARDWARE CLEANING [every quarter/every 3 months]
🍺 Disassemble, service, and hand-clean all FOB devices (a.k.a. beer savers, foam detectors).
🍺 Disassemble, service, and hand-clean all couplers.
1⃣🍺Clearly posted documentation of line cleaning and servicing records is recommended in all keg coolers.
2⃣🍺Push beer from the lines with warm water.
3⃣🍺Clean lines with 2% caustic solution for routine cleaning of well-maintained lines, or with 3% caustic solution for older or more problematic lines. Contact your chemical manufacturer to determine how much chemical is needed to achieve these recommended concentrations. If you use non-caustic-based cleaners, such as acid- or silicate-based cleaners, be sure to use the cleaning concentrations recommended by the manufacturer. For best results, maintain the cleaning solution temperature between 80°F and 110°F during the cleaning process.
4⃣🍺Using an electric pump, a caustic solution should be circulated through the lines for a minimum of 15 minutes at a steady flow rate that ideally exceeds the flow rate of the beer. If a pressurized cleaning canister is used (though not recommended), the solution needs to be left standing in the lines for no less than 20 minutes before purging with clean water.
🍺 Circulate the acid solution through the lines for 15 minutes at a steady flow rate that ideally exceeds the flow rate of the beer. If a pressurized cleaning canister is used (though not recommended), the solution needs to be left standing in the lines for no less than 20 minutes before purging with clean water. After acid cleaning, flush lines with cool fresh water until the pH matches your tap water and no visible debris is carried from the lines.
The following beer line cleaning lists are based on the Brewer’s Associations’ Draught System Cleaning and Service Recommendations, however our standards at Draft Beer Intelligence exceed these.
These guidelines reflect the key actions needed to maintain a clean draft system that will dispense trouble-free, high-quality beer.