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How to Clean a Uline Joetap Nitro Brew Dispenser System

Beverage dispensers require cleaning inside and out. While you might think cleaning the cabinet is enough, it goes a little deeper than that. The interior of the faucet and tubing need to be cleaned as well or it leaves the risk of a not so delicious tasting drink being poured. We’ll show you how to clean a Uline Joetap nitro brew dispenser system so you can ensure every beverage is a good one. This process should typically be done every time the tank is changed or before extended inactivity.

Supplies:

Cleaning the Dispenser System

On top of the routine interior and exterior cleaning of the dispenser, we need to flush out the system.

  • Step 1. Turn off the nitrogen - While the unit is powered down, turn off the nitrogen by turning the handle clockwise and pulling up on the release valve.
  • Step 2. Wash the faucets - Use warm soapy water and a cloth to clean the faucets.
  • Step 3. Take off the cone - Remove the nose cone from the tap head for deeper cleaning. 
  • Step 4. Clean the cones - Soak the nose cones in a cleaning solution of warm potable water and OEM approved cleaner for at least 5 minutes. 
    • Note. Follow the packet directions for proper solution ratio.
  • Step 5. Remove the filter - Unscrew the cap on the infuser filter and take out the filter. 
  • Step 6. Clean the filter - Rinse the infuser cap and filter with warm potable water. Then reinstall them and the nose cones onto the unit.
  • Step 7. Clean the keg - Use warm, soapy water to clean the keg and then rinse it. 
  • Step 8. Add solution to keg - Fill the key with the cleaning solution, following the ratio instructions on the packet.
  • Step 9. Connect the keg - Attach the hoses to the keg. Then open the nitrogen valve to pressurize the system.
  • Step 10. Set a bucket under the faucet - Place a bucket under the taps.
  • Step 11. Use the faucet to dispense - Pull the tap until a ½ gallon of solution is dispensed. Then close the faucet and repeat with the other tap.
  • Step 12. Wait - Allow the rest of the cleaning solution to remain in the system for 5 minutes. 
  • Step 13. Dispense again - Pull the tap until a ¼ gallon of solution is dispensed. Then close the faucet and repeat with the other tap. 
  • Step 14. Dry the keg - Remove the lid from the keg and allow it to air dry.

Need some more guides for a nitro brew dispensers? Check out our large selection of U-Line and Joetap manuals and diagrams for tips specific to your model.

Please contact a local authorized service agent who can help with these specific units and all your commercial kitchen equipment needs.