Ok, so I’ve just take over as an assistant manager mainly covering nights/weekends at a working men’s club and they’ve been having problems with their lagers losing taste/condition. Namely Carling, Carlsberg and Kronenburg.
My first thought was their line cleaning regime. They clean the lines on a Monday but by the weekend the problem re-occurs. They tell me that they’ve tried a number of different line clean products with no effect. The cellar appears to be clean, well kept and is running at the correct temperature, although I did notice some brown flecks coating the ball in one of the fobs, which leads me back to my first suspicion that they’re not doing the line clean properly.
The cellar runs to two bars within the building. The second (less used) bar being upstairs with a hideously long line. In addition, all the lines have apparently been renewed recently.
I’m going to accompany them on their next line clean to see if a fresh pair of eyes can highlight what the problem is, but would welcome any thoughts from you guys too.