Our beer engines are ‘quarter pull’ so should need 4 pulls to produce a pint. 2 of them though are taking 6 or more pulls to do this. Obviously there is a problem with the beer engines BUT what is the problem and how can it be solved?


  1. Hi Jane welcome to the forum, usually it boils down to the Cylinders themselves need replacing. If there is a long run to the cellar perhaps the gas pump pressure may need some adjustment either way it is a call out to tech services, there isn’t anything you can do.

  2. You never know they might send you a couple of cylinders in the post and they’ll tell you how to change them over the phone the way things are going with tech services these days ha ha!

  3. Thankyou for your replies. We are responsible for the beer engines so tech services wont help. I looked on that website Bar Fly, thankyou. Their beer engines are reconditioned, as were ours when they were installed less than 2 years ago, so I’m a bit miffed that they only guarantee them for a year. It makes me wonder how much they would cost brand new and what can be done on our part to make them last longer??? We were in our last pub for 4 years and never had to replace any of them there. Mind you, we never had to renovate glasses then either whereas now they need renovating every 6 weeks (more cost and time). I thought technology was supposed to make things more cost effective??
    Thanks anyway.

  4. This is a free hiuse. i had a faulty engine (very old ones) phoned my main supplier, they put me in touch with Adnams- I sell their bitter- and someone came out to fix it free. Also, my pub is ex-Green King so a lot of the cellar equipment is GK. I had trouble getting taps etc with matching threads- turns out my equipment is ‘L threaded’. Luckily Adnams deal with Lthread equipment so I was well pleased.

  5. I have 2 spare hand pums in my shed and I would like to install one, its just been cut off at the pipe, if i pop an new beer line on and just feed this to the cellar and connect (after a clean) would this work ? obvs it would be gravity fed and i would not be able to connect the gas part to this… how can I do all this, is there a place to look and see how and where can i buy pipe and barrel tap connections ?

  6. The easiest way is to run a pipe, from the back of the beer engine cylinder straight through to the cellar and connect to a cask tap. There is no gas on cask ales unless you need to use a gas pump to assist the handpull or wish to use a cask breather to prolong the life of the product.
    All you would need is 2 jubilee clips the pipe a seratted tail and nut to fit to the cask tap. You should find all you need here.

    And the instruction here


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here