Next to keeping your beer lines in good clean condition, glass-washer cleanliness is the next most important.
One of the most neglected pieces of kit in any pub or bar is usually the most important one , your glass-washer. To serve beers in top condition it is essential to have an efficient clean machine that is both regularly maintained and sanitised.
What is the point of all the effort of brewers producing and delivering beer and you also having to pay your hard earned profit to buy it, only for it to be served in a grotty glass. It just doesn’t look poor ,with no head or lacing but it is affecting your profit margins.
People are said to drink with their eyes, so bearing this in mind would you be likely to have another pint if the first was like a cup of of cold tea….I think not.
So here is a plea on behalf of your neglected old friend the glasswasher.
Firstly it will not last for ever, if it is old knackered and past it,then get rid of it, a new one will soon pay for itself.
Secondly treat your glass-washer with the respect it deserves, have it regularly serviced, and the dosing rates of detergent and rinse aid checked. Too much of either can affect your glasses dramatically.
Thirdly, clean it out regularly.
Cleaning a glass-washer is simple and does not take very long. Check your owners manual for the correct instructions. If you do not have an operators manual then just use your common sense. Use an old toothbrush and clean out all the acrued dirt. Give it a good hot rinse and then put it through a couple of cycles using a suitable sanitiser.
Lastly do not forget a glass-washer is for glasses only and not for coffee cups, dishes,
or glasses that have been used to serve creamy liqueurs such as Baileys, wash these in a separate sink.
Treat your glass-washer like a friend it will save you money.