The general topic being discussed is “Commercial Draft Beer Systems”. Here are FAQs related to this topic:
What is a commercial draft beer system?
A commercial draft beer system is a refrigeration unit designed to store kegs of beer at optimal temperatures and dispense beer through taps for immediate consumer enjoyment. This system typically includes components like a keg refrigerator (kegerator), CO2 or nitrogen tanks, regulators, lines, taps, and towers.
For more details visit WebstaurantStore.
How does a draft beer system maintain the quality of the beer?
A draft beer system maintains beer quality by keeping the beer at a consistent, low temperature to slow the aging process, using proper gas to dispense beer to prevent over- or under-carbonation, and by preventing exposure to oxygen which can quickly degrade the beer’s taste.
For more details visit Micro Matic.
What is the capacity of a typical single-keg commercial draft beer system?
A typical single-keg commercial draft beer system can hold one full-sized keg, which is half a barrel or approximately 15.5 gallons (58.67 liters) of beer. This translates to roughly 165 12-ounce servings.
For more details visit KegWorks.
Can a draft beer system be customized for more than one tap?
Yes, a draft beer system can be customized to have multiple taps, allowing for the dispensing of different types of beer simultaneously. This involves additional tap towers, faucets, and lines connected to separate kegs within the system.
For more details visit Perlick.
True® Refrigeration – Draft Beer Dispensers
Are there specific power requirements for a commercial draft beer system?
Yes, commercial draft beer systems typically require standard electrical power, most commonly 115v in the United States. It is essential to ensure the outlet used can handle the amperage draw of the unit.
For more details visit Beverage Factory.
How do I ensure the beer dispensed from a draft system stays carbonated?
To ensure beer stays carbonated in a draft system, the proper balance of CO2 pressure must be maintained in the keg. The pressure setting depends on the type of beer and temperature and typically ranges from 10-14 PSI (pounds per square inch).
For more details visit Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Manual.
What is the recommended cleaning frequency for a commercial draft beer system?
A commercial draft beer system’s lines, faucets, and couplers should be cleaned at least every two weeks to prevent buildup of yeast, bacteria, and beer stone, ensuring the flavor of the beer is preserved and the system works efficiently.
For more details visit Brewers Association.
Can nitrogen be used in a Draft Beer System instead of CO2?
Yes, nitrogen can be used in draft beer systems, especially when dispensing nitrogenated beers or to achieve a smoother and creamier pour, as is common with stouts like Guinness.
For more details visit Guinness.
How does altitude affect the operation of a draft beer system?
Altitude can affect the equilibrium pressure within a keg which may require adjusting CO2 pressure settings to ensure the beer is dispensed correctly without excessive foam or flatness.
For more details visit Hometown Beverage.
What is the general price range for a basic commercial draft beer system?
The price range for a basic commercial draft beer system like a kegerator for a single keg can start from around $500 and can go up to several thousand dollars depending on the features, brand, and capacity.
For more details visit KegWorks.