Fault Finding

Float keeps dropping in Cellarbuoy

Make sure the keg is full and the gas is turned on. This could be caused by a faulty extractor within the keg. Change the keg, and bleed the fob detector, checking if the glass fills up correctly. If it still fills with gas, the problem may lie with the keg connector.      …

My Keg Cream Flow Bitter is serving flat

All keg cream flow or extra smooth bitter products have a device fitted on the end of the tap called a diffuser. The diffuser is designed to liberate nitrogen from within the beer. No diffuser no creamy head. Different cream flows have their own type of diffuser. Tetley Smoothflow, John Smiths Extra Smooth, Boddingtons etc,…

My keg lager is losing its head

Drink it quick……Well, as long as you don’t lose yours [head that is] you may be able to solve this problem yourself, quite easily. The main reason for poor head retention, as we in the Trade call it, is usually dirty glasses. Now I know what you are saying,” I Bloody well clean my glasses…

My keg beer is cloudy

Keg beer is pasteurised so it shouldn’t be cloudy. Check if your lines need cleaning, put on a new container and draw off two or three pints until you know that the new product is coming through, the beer should now be clear. . Check again after about an hour. Draw off a pint, if…

My keg Lager is fobbing.

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If lager is to be dispensed correctly and without waste it should be served chilled at temperatures between 4 and 6 degrees centigrade. Coolers are used to reduce the temperature of the lager. These are either flash coolers or remote coolers. You will see flash coolers generally below the lager dispenser. Make sure they are…

Water is coming out of the keg beer remote cooler

Looking at the keg beer remote cooler, firstly see if you can see where the water is coming from. If it is leaking generally from the bottom of the machine, you need to send for your local technician. If however you see the water is running out of a tube, which is situated, on one…

My beer tap bar lighting isn’t working

Beer dispensers look at their best when lit up.If you find your bar lights are not working you should check the following. Locate the lighting transformers which power the bar lights.These are usually mounted below the bar shelves near to a power outlet Make sure the transformer is switched on at the socket.Quite often people…

Do I have a Gas Leak on my keg beer system?

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There are 3 types of gas used in beer dispense, they are Air, Mixed Gas and Co2. These gases are used on separate systems and are not connected to each other. These gases are stored within or near the cellar. See Safety pages for more information. If you suspect you have a major gas leak…

Keg Lager is dispensing slow

If your keg lager is dispensing slowly check the following. In the cellar check the keg is not empty. Ensure the gas supply to the keg is connected to full cylinders and is turned on. Check the gas supply to the keg coupler is turned on at the secondary valve. This is usually mounted on…