Don’t Fluff Your Lines Ahead of Reopening

July 2020

Just as it was vital that landlords and venues selling draught beer followed good line cleaning practise prior to lockdown, it’s important that some time is given to the beer lines as reopening gets closer.

Many creative venues have been continuing to sell via takeaway but for those whose taps have been dry, here is a quick checklist of things to look at before you start selling draught beer:

  • Lines should have been cleaned and left empty at the start of lockdown.
  • Check your gas is on and your pressure is correct.
  • Before connecting your kegs, first give the lines a good clean again. Twelve weeks is a long time so you never know what could have happened and it is always better not to take risks.
  • Remember to use the correct dose of line cleaning chemical in order to ensure lines are sterile.
  • Flush plenty of cold fresh water through the lines before putting the beer back on.
  • Don’t forget to give the keg heads a good clean too with warm soapy water in a bucket with a bottle brush. Then a good rinse with fresh cold water will do the trick.
  • Check the air vents on the cooler and give them a hoover to ensure there is no dust and fluff.
  • Don’t forget to turn on the cooler!

 

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