TapWise Line Cleaning - Short Draw

Follow these steps to clean lines on a system where the kegs are directly under or very close to the taps.

Cleaning procedures for Tapwise are very similar to those of other draft beverage systems, with a few additional steps.

Flush with Cleaning Solution

Prepare Lines

  1. Attach cleaning kegs filled with the cleaning solution. Make sure you have the correct adaptors for the different types of kegs.
  2. For lines with, Sestra Smart FOBs, prepare FOBs by turning the red levers 180 degrees to the up position and bleeding the FOB until you see cleaning solution flow through the drain tube.

Put the Station in Cleaning Mode

Cleaning Mode: Taps that are in Cleaning Mode behave differently in two important ways.

  1. The Push to Pour button LED will slowly blink.
  2. The system will continuously pour and not stop automatically. Pressing a button once will begin pouring and pressing the same button a second time will stop the flow.

Cleaning Mode Timeout: Cleaning Mode can time out if the system has been sitting idle. Double check to make sure the button lights are still flashing slowly. You can also check RSM.

  1. Log into Remote Station Manager (RSM) or ask a Manager to do so for you. Or, contact Sestra Support at (855) 762-7185 and we will assist you.
  2. Place the Station into Cleaning Mode using the bucket icon in the Station’s swipe out controls.

    Flush and fill the lines with the cleaning solution 

    1. Press the button for each tap once to begin pouring.
    2. After liquid changes from beverage to cleaning solution, continue pouring for an additional 15 seconds.
    3. Press the button a second time to stop the flow.
    4. In succession, open and close the Touchless Tap 5 times by...
      1. Pressing the button once to start
      2. Allowing it to pour for 3 seconds
      3. Then pressing the button again to stop (10 button presses total)

    Allow the lines to soak for a full 20 minutes while you clean couplers and taps. 

    1. If part of your normal process, detach the couplers from the line to soak and clean them.
      1. Otherwise, we recommend that you submerge each coupler in a bucket of hot water (while still attached to the line), open and close a couple times, use a brush to scrub them, then leave them to soak. 
    2. Use a cleaning brush to scrub inside the spout of each tap. 

    After a full 20 minutes has passed, flush and fill the lines with water.

    Flush with Water

    Prepare kegs and lines.

    1. Attach cleaning kegs filled with water (or vodka solution per recommendation in the note below).
    2. If the lines have Sestra Smart FOBs, prepare FOBs by turning the red levers to the up position and bleeding each until you see clear water flowing through the drain tube.

    Make sure the Station is still in Cleaning Mode.

    Flush the lines with water.

    1. Press the button for each tap once to begin pouring.
    2. After you see the liquid change from cleaning solution to clear water, allow it to pour for an additional 15 seconds.
    3. Press the button a second time to stop the flow.
    4. In succession, open and close the Touchless Tap 5 times by pressing the button once to start, allowing it to pour for 3 seconds, then pressing the button again to stop (10 button presses total).

    Continue to flush lines with beverages.

    Flush with Beverages

    Prepare kegs and lines.

    1. Spray couplers with Nixall before attaching new beverage kegs.
    2. Reattach beverage kegs and wait for them to fully pressurize.
    3. If the lines have Sestra Smart FOBs, prepare FOBs by turning the red levers to the up position and bleeding each until you see beverage flowing through the drain tube.

    Make sure the Station is still in Cleaning Mode.

    Flush the lines with beverage.

    1. Press the button once to begin pouring water.
    2. After you see the liquid change from clear water to beverage, allow it to pour for an additional 5 seconds.
    3. Press the button a second time to close the tap and stop the flow of beverage.

    Reset Sestra Smart FOBs.

    • If the lines have Sestra Smart FOBs, turn the red levers to the down position.

    Exit Cleaning Mode

    1. Log into Remote Station Manager (RSM) or ask a Manager to do so for you. Or, contact Sestra Support at (855) 762-7185 and we will assist you.
    2. Exit Cleaning Mode using the X icon. Station will return the previous mode it was in before Cleaning Mode - Locked, Unlocked, or Self-serv.

      Bleeding the FOB: If a line isn’t pouring after hooking up a new keg, you may need to bleed the FOB again to fill the chamber with liquid. Press and hold the button on the top of the FOB for a few seconds to bleed.