Use the following checklists when you are preparing for service and closing up.
Opening a station
- Check that the station is on and unlocked. Button LED lights are good indicator:
- If all the lights are on and steady, the station is on, unlocked, and ready to pour.
- If all the lights are off but when you push a button, it rapidly flashes, the system is locked or in Self-Serve mode. Use Remote Station Manager (RSM) to change modes.
- If all lights are off and unresponsive, the station does not have power.
- Is the station plugged in? If not, plug it in and wait up to 5 minutes for lights to come on.
Note: If the station was powered off from a locked state, it will need to be unlocked using RSM once it turns on.
- Remove Kleen plugs from each tap and put them in a glass of water to soak during service.
- Check that all in-line valves are in the open position.
- Verify that your gas tank has enough volume for service.
- Check that there are no empty kegs or kinked lines. If there are, change them.
- If a new carbonated keg was just hooked up, please verify it has chilled for at least 24 hours prior to pouring.
Carbonate Beverages & Temperate: Maintaining the appropriate keg temperature is very important when dispensing carbonated beverages. A keg that is too warm will pour foamy, wasting your product.
Closing a station
- Pour warm (but not boiling) soapy water down drain to clear. Rinse drain bucket.
- Empty drip trays and rinse with warm, soapy water. If you have a dishwasher available, removable metal trays can be run through it's wash.
- Touch the end of each tap with a napkin or paper towel to release the small amount of liquid left inside.
- Remove Kleen plugs from water, spray with Nixall, and place one in each tap.
- Spray taps and general area with Nixall and let air dry.
- If necessary, use Remote Station Manager to change to desired mode as determined by your manager.
Automatic Schedules: You can set up automatic schedules that will change station modes to unlocked, locked, or self-serve at programmed times so you don't have to worry about using Remote Station Manager every time.