Tap System Maintenance

Routine observation and maintenance of tap system operations is essential for sustaining optimal efficiency, performance, and sanitation. Excessive waste may be incurred if pressures, gas blends, and flow rates are not regularly monitored. Certain parameters of operation, such as system temperature and resistance, are also critical determinants of draught beer quality. In addition, flavor, aroma, carbonation, and head retention are affected by a vast array of microorganisms that are present in and around a tap system.

To ensure a tap system is dispensing draught beer that meets brewery specifications, you must make certain that the system meets industry standards provided by the Brewers Association. These standards include:

  • Replacement of worn components
  • Maintenance of proper carbonation and pour rate
  • Sufficient circulation of cold air
  • Adequate drainage from drip trays

Draught beer retailers must also take appropriate measures to minimize the presence of both pathogenic and food-spoilage bacteria in beer lines. The persistence of food-borne microorganisms can have devastating effects on both draught beer quality and customer health.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Tap System

To maximize a system’s operational capacity, routine inspections and maintenance should be performed to detect discrepancies and prevent tap system failure. Cleveland Beer Line Cleaning offers all services necessary for optimizing the efficiency, performance, and sanitation of your tap system. Our inspection criteria and maintenance protocol follow strict guidelines published by the Brewers Association.

Our goal is to minimize costly waste that results from a poorly tuned tap system, while maintaining the freshness and quality of each draught beer.

Cleveland Beer Line Cleaning technicians are extensively trained to identify factors that compromise both operational efficiency and system sanitation. All Cleveland Beer Line Cleaning customers may receive an annual inspection report at no extra charge.

We also test your lines for the presence of bacteria at every routine beer line cleaning. Our aim is to continually advance our efforts and knowledge of draught beer operations through both scientific research and Brewers Association publications; and by doing so, Cleveland Beer Line Cleaning confidently guarantees uncompromised draught beer quality and sanitation of every tap system we maintain.