Dispense Problems

Carlsberg frothing due to warm weather

Hi all, newbie to site and to home beer dispensing too really. i have a setup in my shed, yes I’m a sheddie, I have 2 taps with jssmooth and carlsberg running through a maxi cooler. i serve the smooth with 70/30 gas and the lager with co2, the smooth doesn’t play up hardly at…

Will Angram handpump dispense Brewlock beers?

Hi there. Most of our UK beers in the USA use C02 to dispense but lately we’re getting a few brewlocks come in – Strongbow, Heinekin, Newcastle Brown etc where the beer itself is in a bladder and a small compressor forces air between the disposable keg and bladder and thus squeezes the beer through…

Concorde mini cooler freezing up

Evening, I’ve got a Concorde mini cooler, once the unit has been switched and allowed time to cool and an ice bank to build up, the unit will dispense as it should. If I leave it for an hour and come back it will no longer dispense; I can only assume that the Thermostat is…

tetley smooth

I am getting a very big head on my tetley smooth, having to top up after dispense, this is causing wastage, i used to just set glass on drip tray, pull until the smooth reaches top of glass and it would settle with a nice head, now the head is way to big

BEER ENGINE FAILURE

TCP taint

I have a problem wit one of my beer engines. In the middle of dispensing from a Firkin Cask the beer engine has stopped bringing the beer up to the tap but is producing just air. I have checked the hop filter (cleaned regularly once a week when the lines are cleaned) and that is…

Guinness problems

Hi all, i have just recently built a pub shed, everything is amazing lager is working perfectly (until it runs out and I have to buy another keg!) apart from my Guinness. When we had the opening day the Guinness was OK, it poured a bit quick but it looked like a normal pint of…

Lagers losing taste and/or condition

Ok, so I’ve just take over as an assistant manager mainly covering nights/weekends at a working men’s club and they’ve been having problems with their lagers losing taste/condition. Namely Carling, Carlsberg and Kronenburg. My first thought was their line cleaning regime.  They clean the lines on a Monday but by the weekend the problem re-occurs.…

Lager just keeps on a-coming!

Bar

Hi all. First time poster with a new home bar, so be gentle…. So.  New bar is in, 1st keg was Kronenberg, 2nd was Budweiser.  Managed to kill 2 Maxi flash coolers, until I snapped and bought a brand new one.  Lovely.  Lager got cold, especially with a jacket round the keg attached to the…

All keg beers are very lively.

At our bowls club we have tow bitters (courage best and London Pride) we also have Carlsberg. All beers are 9 gallon kegs. The problem is when we pull a pint we get more head then beer, it used to be just the London Pride but now it’s all three. We called the suppliers and…