Tips and Tricks

Share your good ideas, any tips and tricks you discovered over the years let us know.

Cellar Temperature

We seem to carry a lot of stock but have very limited cellar space. Stock (kegs of Bitter, Mild, Guinness and Lager) are kept in a very warm store room for up to two weeks before going in to the cellar where they may be called upon within twelve hours if busy. The quality of…

pipe burst

last year my beer remote cooler froze in the cellar.The pipe burst outside that cools the cooler. The engineer said the anti freeze in the cooler was to low and when it froze it burst the pipe.We had a frost the other night which ,made me think so if you read this get the brewerie…

Suppliers

Now everything else is just about sorted I’ve been reviewing our suppliers. The brewery is sh*te and so expensive! On a trip to Bookers the other day I noticed that they are selling quarter bottles of wine for £8 a case cheaper! I projected the sales and this is going to save the club about…

Guinness fob detector/keg changing

When changing a Guinness keg always make sure you bleed it thoroughly.It will save you running back down in to the cellar.For some reason unlike other kegs there can be a great deal of air sucked into the keg coupler,which makes a lot of bubbles.

Icemaker

I thought I wouldput this post in tips and tricks as i came across this problem recently.My icemaker broke down last week and I had to buy ice from the supermarket.I rang a fridge firm who came out on friday.The guy said it was a thermostat that had broken and fixed it.But because all the…

Best Cellar location

I am due to open a bar in April and am I negotiating extra space for a cellar with the owner of the building. There is a room next to the bar which I think would be perfect where there is only one wall between the bar and cellar. How important is it that I…

Candle Wax

For my sins I am the regular cleaner at a noot too busy boozer in the flatter part of Lincolnshire (that’s a dead giveaway isn’t it).The Landlord of this establishment has a fascination with allowing the general public to mix with the unguarded naked flame in the form of candles liberally scattered throughout the public…