Hi all. I have recently become cellar man to a busy bar/night club and come across a problem with the Bass bitter which has stumped me and the tech guy. There are three pipe lines two fed from keg one, one from keg two. These lines go up to the coolers upstairs then back down to the two bars. Keg two is fine but one of the lines from keg one is erratically fobbing. Right the problem..
On the front side of the bar the Bass bitter pump which is used most frequently will not stop intermittently fobbing it will be calm during the day with less wastage but during high usage periods it can fob continually pouring nothing but creamy body even with or without the diffuser. Yet at times it can be perfectly fine pouring 100’s of pints before all of a sudden starts fobbing, lose around 10 pints then be perfectly fine again.
First idea was that it need a good clean so i have done even after weeks of cleaning the problem didn’t go away, next i serviced and cleaned all the cellar equipment which made on difference. So i finally gave in and called a tech who basically came (when it was behave) in checked the gas flow and mix, checked the connector, coolers and said everything was fine and it was due to dirty lines. After the 4th tech guy coming up with the same thing i’m at a loss.
I am now annoyed by there judgment as all other 32 are clean and problem free, i’ve even tried a different brand of line clean just to see if it will affect it but still no change. I am totally out of ideas, am I missing something?