Tap System Maintenance

Routine maintenance of your tap system will ensure 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 the microorganisms that are present in and around your tap system.

To ensure your tap system is dispensing draught beer, the Brewers Association makes the following recommendations:

  • Replace brass and chrome parts with food grade stainless steel
  • Monitor gas pressures to ensure proper carbonation and pour rate
  • Check that the temperature and flow rate of air or glycol is sufficient
  • Clean beer towers, faucets, drip trays, and drains daily

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

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 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.