Using Sestra's Push to Pour Buttons

Here is how to pour a glass at a station with Sestra's standard Push to Pour buttons installed (pictured).

 

Pour Sizes

Push to Pour buttons can be programmed to pour two sizes each - a primary pour and an alternative pour.

A Primary Pour is the size the tap is set to dispense when a button is simply pressed and released once. It should be your most common pour size.

An Alternative Pour is dispensed using a special button sequence. It is often used for taste pours, double pours, carafes, or other specialty sizes.

Pouring a Primary Pour

For non-carbonated beverages: 

  1. Place your glass below the tap. 
  2. Press and release the Push to Pour button once. Do not hold the button.
  3. Button light will go dark while pouring. Wait for dispensing to complete.

For carbonated beverages: 

  1. Hold your glass up to the tap at at least a 45 degree angle. 
  2. Press and release the Push to Pour button once. Do not hold the button. 
  3. Gently turn the glass upright as it fills, starting when the glass is about 2/3 full.
  4. Button light will go dark during dispensing. Wait for dispensing to complete.

Pouring an Alternative Pour 

For non-carbonated beverages: 

  1. Place your glass below the tap. 
  2. Press and hold the Push to Pour button until it flashes rapidly (approximately 2 seconds). Release the button.
  3. Press and release the Push to Pour button once to begin dispensing.
    Note: once Alternative Pour is initiated, there is a 5 second window to press the button again to begin dispensing. After 5 seconds, the Alternative Pour sequence will timeout and the button will reset to primary pour.
  4. The button light will go dark. Wait for dispensing to complete. 

For carbonated beverages: 

  1. Hold your glass up to the tap at a 45 degree angle. 
  2. Press and hold the Push to Pour button until it flashes rapidly (approximately 2 seconds). Release the button.
  3. Press and release the Push to Pour button once more to begin dispensing.
    Note: once Alternative Pour is initiated, there is a 5 second window to press the button again to begin dispensing. After 5 seconds, the Alternative Pour sequence will timeout and the button will reset to primary pour.
  4. The button light will go dark. Wait for dispensing to complete. 
  5. Gently turn the glass upright as it fills, starting when the glass is about 2/3 full.

Alternative Pour & Self-Serve: By default, the Alternative Pour feature is disabled on self-serve stations because these taps are set to begin pouring as soon as the button is pushed. 

    Want to enable alternative pour? Reach out to your manager or Sestra Customer Success representative