Clean a Beer Tap
How to clean beer taps
Keg Couplers, Beer taps or Beer faucets should be cleaned every 4 weeks.
- Completely disassemble beer taps (beer taps) and keg couplers into a bucket. Use a C-Spanner (beer tap wrench) to take the coupling nut off.
- Add 5 Litres of water to the bucket and add Bracton Taps & Fittings Soaker.
- Leave to soak for a minimum of 10 minutes.
- While wearing gloves and goggles brush any visible debris of the surface.
- Pour cleaning solution out and rinse parts thoroughly under running water.
- Spray with food grade Bracton keg coupling disinfectant, to provide protection against bacteria.
Cleaning Instructions for “Perl” 500 Series beer tap
Before using your new “Perl” beer tap, clean the beer tap as you would for regular cleaning (see cleaning instructions below). This will ensure that the beer tap is clear of any materials that may be present from the manufacturing process. We recommend that the beer tap be cleaned when the beer system is cleaned. Regular cleaning of the beer tap is extremely important. The beer tap can be cleaned ‘in place’ by simply pumping your cleaning solution through your beer system and beer beer tap (no need to remove beer tap).
The beer tap is designed with a floating O-ring seal so the cleaning chemicals can flow completely around this area without removing the beer tap. If your specific cleaning procedure requires removing the beer tap from the dispensing head, soak the beer taps in cleaning solution for five minutes. Use a beer tap brush inside the spout, then brush out from the back of the beer tap (there is no need to take the handle lever assembly apart). Rinse with clean water and install back on the dispensing head.
Instructions for Disassembling and Assembling “Perl” 500 Series beer tap
Follow these instructions if you need to take the beer tap apart to replace worn O-rings or the bearing cup.
- Submerge the beer tap in warm water before removing the beer tap handle lever (5). This will allow the handle and lever to easily slip out from the body.
- To remove the handle lever (5) from the beer tap body, first remove the handle jacket (8), the bonnet (7), the upper O-ring (2a).
- As the handle lever (5) and bearing cup (6) is lifted, lift upward and push back to remove.
- Use a small flat screwdriver from the bonnet (7) end to remove or insert O-ring (2) and O-ring seat (3).
- To assemble the beer tap, first ensure that the O-ring (2) and O-ring seat (3) are in place. The O-ring seat (3) shoulfreely moving in its groove. Insert the handle lever (5), then place the bearing cup (6) so that it sits in the grooved opening on the top of the beer tap body. Compress handle lever (5) by pushing down. Hand tighten the bonnet (7) onto the beer tap body, then screw down the handle jacket (8).
Note: O-rings (2 & 2a) are the same part. If the O-ring (2a) in the bonnet groove becomes worn, you may exchange it with the O-ring (2) in the bearing cup.