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How do I clean my beerdispenser?

How do you ensure that you are serving the best, cleanest beer? To make sure you can do this cleaning your beer dispenser and beer tubes is very important.

Down below we explain in steps how you can clean your beer dispenser and tubes.

Neccessities:

Connecting the cleaning adapter and cleaning:

Step 1: Preparation

Grab all the things you need and place the CO2 cylinder (if you use one) securely on the ground.

Step 2: Disconnecting the keg

Close your CO2 cylinder. Then disconnect the keg coupler(s) from the keg(s). You will need at least one keg coupler for the cleaning process. If you have any other keg couplers clean them with lukewarm water and a little bit of chemical sanitizer.

Step 3: Cleaning the dispense tap

Use the tap brush to clean the inside of the dispense tap. This is done by pressing the brush inside the opening and moving it in and out a few times. It is preferable to do this before rinsing the entire dispense system.

Step 4: Connecting water to the cleaning adapter

Water can be connected to the cleaning adapter with the help of a hose clamp. If you have a 9,5mm water hose you can also use a John Guest fitting.

Step 5: Connecting the keg coupler to the cleaning adapter

Connect the keg coupler to the cleaning adapter. This is done the same way as connecting the keg coupler to a keg.

Step 6: Rinsing the dispense system

Place a bucket underneath the dispense tap and rinse the entire system thoroughly with water. Use at least 5L of water, but preferably more.

Step 7: Remove the dispense taps

Remove the dispense taps and let them soak in lukewarm water with some cleaning detergent.

Step 8: Inserting a cleaning sponge

Disconnect the beer tube from the keg coupler and place a cleaning sponge in the beer tube. The sponge is a bit larger than the inside of the tube to improve the cleaning capabilities. Reconnect the beer tube to the keg coupler.

Step 9: Rinsing with a cleaning sponge

Connect the keg coupler to the cleaning adapter. Place the bucket under the exit of the dispenser. Because the dispense taps are removed water will flow straight out of the dispenser when water is applied. This has to be done because the cleaning sponge doesn’t fit through the dispense tap. Connect the water and wait till the cleaning sponge falls into the bucket.


Repeat step 8 and 9 a few times to thoroughly clean your beer dispenser.

Tips:

  • After using the dispenser (or the next morning) flush the entire dispenser with water. This lowers the chance of beer residue attaching to the inside of the tubes.
  • If you are not using a beer tube/cooling coil daily fill them with water when not using them.
  • If you are not going to use the deer dispenser for a longer period of time clean the system and then dry it with the help of air or CO2. You can do this by connection a pressure tube to the beer tube with the help of a John Guest coupler.
  • You can use a cleaning bottle to clean the beer dispenser with chemical sanitizer (only use a little). If you do this remember to rinse the dispenser with a lot of water afterwards to make sure no chemical residue is left in the beer tubes or cooling coils.


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