System Troubleshooting

Direct Draw System

(A direct draw system very short run from keg to tap - no glycol chiller)

Beer Foaming?

1. Temperature in cooler is too warm or cold. Temp. should be between 36-38 degrees.

2. CO2 pressure is too high or low. Pressure on a direct-draw system should be 12-14 PSI. Pouring 2 ounces of beer per second is the recommended flow rate.

3. Keg was just moved into cooler and needs to settle.

No Beer at the Faucet?

Long Draw System

(A long draw system runs long from keg to tap using a glycol chiller)

Beer Foaming?

1. Temperature in cooler is too warm or cold. Temp. should be between 36-38 degrees. Check the temperature of a liquid in the cooler to get an accurate reading. Gauges on a cooler can often be inaccurate.

a. If the temperature in the cooler is between 36-38 degrees, check the temperature of the beer coming out of the faucet. It should be between 36-38 degrees. If there’s a more than a 4-6 degree difference between temperature at the faucet and cooler the problem is at the glycol unit. Contact Pure Tap to help diagnose your glycol issue.

2. CO2 pressure is too high or low. Pressure on a long draw system can vary. Contact Pure Tap to help determine your proper pouring pressure.

No Beer at the Faucet?

1. Check to see if CO2 or Nitrogen tank are empty. If one of these tanks are empty your blend box will stop the flow of pressure to the rest of the beer system.

2. One of your gas regulator shutoffs are closed. Check regulator at the CO2 and Nitrogen cylinders, and the regulators inside the cooler.

3. Keg is empty or not properly tapped

4. FOB (Foam on Beer Detector) is not properly reset.

If you have checked all of them items and you’re still having issues with your beer system please Call Pure Tap and we will be happy to help.