What temperature should the beer cellar set at?
Beer is a perishable product and, where possible, it is recommended that tap beer be stored and dispensed from a cool room set at 0 – 10 degrees celsius [Actual temperature is determined by type of Beer System].
This will preserve quality of the beer over a longer period, retard bacterial infections and greatly enhance the dispensing of the product as lower temperatures;
- Lower operational gas pressures
- Reduce refrigeration load [remote systems]
- Reduce wastage
Where cool rooms are not available, the following points should be adhered to:
- Avoid temperatures above 20 degrees celsius, as heat will accelerate the aging process
- Thorough cleaning of all equipment becomes extremely critical, as bacteria growth is accelerates at higher temperatures
SOURCE: Beermaster – Lion Nathan