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Draught beer
systems
Beer cooler
The kegs are at ambient temperature and the beer is chilled
as it is drawn through the cooling coil in the beer cooler.
Disadvantage:
the keg, tap head and beer lines leading
to the beer cooler are at ambient temperature. If the ambi-
ent temperature is above 20°C, infection will readily oc-
cur, which makes the beer turbid and causes unpleasant
tastes and odours. A keg, once connected in this way, will
only keep for 2 days. At ambient temperatures below 15°C,
it will keep for a maximum of seven days.
Refrigerated chamber
If the kegs are kept in a refrigerated chamber at 0°C, the
beer does not have to be chilled when it is tapped. It can
then be run directly to the draught tower through a beer line.
Disadvantage:
this is a costly option requiring a great deal
of space, which is usually implemented in bars and pubs
with very high beer sales, mainly in the USA.
Advantage:
a connected keg will keep for several weeks,
so beers with a lower turnover can also be offered on tap.
This often enables bars and pubs in the USA to offer 6 to
12 different beers on tap.
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