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Yuck! My draft beer is sour. What can I do KegMan?

The beer has a yeasty or moldy taste.

Causes of off-tasteRequired Correction
Improper cleaning.Coils, faucets, keg connectors, hoses, rods, fittings, seals and check valves should all be cleaned once a week with BLC or an other approved cleaner.
Improper transportation or storage.Change beer storage to refrigerated storage and transportation.
Dirty pressure lines.Hoses and vents should be inspected and if contaminated they should be replaced.
Improper pressure hose.Replace rubber hoses with Vinyl air line Number 7080 tubing.
Unfiltered air.Air must always be filtered. Install a charcoal filter in the air outlet and a hair felt inlet filter to the compressor.
Contaminated air.Air must be filtered and moisture traps installed and drained daily.

Draft Problems are usually very simple and easily fixed when you understand the facts. The linkes on this page will allow you to both set up your draft system and trouble shoot a system that has gone bad.

Before you get into trouble shooting a system make sure of following things:

Is the system Balanced?
Is the beer keg internal temperature below 42°F.?
Is your regulator gauge pressure set at the proper Pressure for the keg temperature?
Remember that all these parameters have been worked out over several hundred years and each parameter is very important in serving a perfect draft.

Select the page below for th problem you are experiencing:

I have Cloudy Beer!
I have Flat Beer!
I have Foul Beer!
I have Sour Beer!
I have Wild (foaming) Beer!
I have Tail End Beer!
Causes of off-tasteRequired Correction
Contaminated air sourceSwitch to a CO2 or other gas system. Or, always have your compressor inlet drawing fresh clean outside air. Be sure to have a hair felt filter on the inlet as well as an inline charcoal filter in the outlet line.
Defective Thomas Valves or Toungue Vents in the keg coupler.Bacteria may grow as a result of dirty or defective check valves in the coupler. Check and replace all vents and thoroughly clean the air lines. Replace if necessary.
Defective Thomas Valves or Toungue Vents in the keg coupler.Clean valves and replace if necessary.
Improper cleaning.Coils, faucets, keg connectors, hoses, rods, fittings, seals and check valves should all be cleaned once a week with BLC or an other approved cleaner.
Dirty pressure lines.Hoses and vents should be inspected and if contaminated they should be replaced.
Unfiltered air.Air must always be filtered. Install a charcoal filter in the air outlet and a hair felt inlet filter to the compressor.
Contaminated air.Air must be filtered and moisture traps installed and drained daily.
Improper handling of beer.Beer is old. Beer was not kept ap proper temperatures below 45°F. to prevent secondary fermentation. The best temperatures for beer is 38°F to .40°F.

Return to the KegMan Home Page or select from one of our fine Beer Taps.

If you require a complete home draft beer system go to the refrigerator conversion kits, Picnic tap or our barmobile tapster pages.

To order just use our Secure Ordering Form. If is simple and was designed to protect your credit cards from any prying eyes.

The KegMan product Index will bring you directly to the product group you may be interested in. Before you order you may want to read our draft beer tap information page. Our Ordering Information are provided to aid you in secure ordering of all our products. Our order and technical assistance phone line is open from Noon to 5:00 PM Eastern (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Pacific) Time (US) on Mondays thru Fridays.

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We are not responsible for typographical errors in prices or descriptions. Absolutely no returns after 30 days for any reason. Orders canceled within three days of receipt will be given a full refund by Connecticut Law. Items returned after 3 days will be given a store credit less a 30% restocking fee and no cash refund will be offered. Only merchandise returned in new and unused condition will be accepted for return. See terms for warrantee limits. No special order items may be returned. Most items carry a 1 year manufacturers warrantee. Prices may change without notice due to economic conditions. You must be over 18 years of age to order from the KegMan. All orders placed by customers without open accounts will be subject to a 4 percent surcharge on all charges for parts, labor, shipping and services. Shipping and handling charges are never refundable.

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