DRAFT BEER FAQS: CLEANING
what do i need to do if i'm not going to use my keg for a while?
Make sure the keg remains at the proper temperature and proper pressure. It is not an issue if the keg coupler remains tapped into the keg or is untapped. But be sure to clean the faucet, beer hose, and keg coupler with beer line cleaning chemicals before dispensing again. Remember that all draft beer has a shelf life and should be consumed before the flavor diminishes.
If you will be shutting off the refrigerator and putting it in storage, be sure to clean the unit beforehand thoroughly. This includes cleaning the faucet, beer line, and keg coupler with beer line cleaning chemicals. Cleaning the drip tray and wiping the entire unit clean and drying the interior thoroughly. And lastly, place an open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator to absorb any moisture that may cause mildew.
When it is taken out of storage, the faucet, beer line, and keg coupler should be cleaned once again before dispensing beer.
FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
When shutting down a commercial draft system, please reference the following material and always contact a professional installation company to ensure you and your employee's safety.
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