Problem Solving...

Almost all dispensing problems can
be attributed to 3 main causes:

  1. Improper Temperature
  2. Improper Pressure
  3. Cleaning Issues

Quick Checklist:
  • Is the keg stored between 36-38 degrees F, and is the same temperature is maintained all the way to the point of dispensing?
  • Is the C02 pressure between 12-14 lbs?
  • Have the faucet, beer-line, and keg coupler been cleaned?
Wild Beer: Beer, when drawn, is all foam, or too much foam and not enough liquid.
  • Beer temperature is too warm
  • C02 pressure is set to high
  • Faucet in bad, dirty, or worn condition
  • Kinks, twists or other obstructions in the beer line
  • Beer drawn improperly
Flat beer:  Foamy head disappers quickly; beer lacks brewery fresh flavor
  • Beer temperature is too cold
  • C02 pressure is set too low
  • Dirty glassware

 Cloudy Beer: Beer in glass appears hazy, not clear.
  • Frozen or nearly frozen beer
  • Beer that has been un-refrigerated for long periods
  • Old beer
  • Dirty faucet, beer line and / or keg coupler
  • Dirty glassware