Line Cleaning

FlowMaster by Beertech® UK

The Best and Most established Beerline Conditioner System there is!

Beertech® UK now has around 4,500 installations from major brewers to free houses all benefitting from:

For the system to function correctly, it is essential to carry out a thorough line clean and use a brewery recommended cleaner.

How does it work?

As you can see from the illustration, the BeerTech® unit is fitted around the beerline. A control box sends a series of signals down to the unit attached just above the broach head. This generates a complex magnetic field that the beer passes through as it leaves the keg.

FlowMaster – The science behind the product

It has been established that the friction of beer flowing through a plastic beerline results in a static charge building up on the inside of the line. In the same way, if you rub a balloon on your jumper, the friction will cause a positive charge to build up on the balloon which will then pick up fragments of paper. Similarly, in beerlines, the friction caused by the beer flow results in a positive static charge building up on the inside of the line. Beer contains, among other materials, protein molecules which have faintly positive and negative charged ends. The negatively charged ends of the protein molecules will therefore stick to the sides of the line in much the same fashion as the fragments of paper stick to the balloon. Bacteria and yeasts etc., which are also present in beer, attach themselves to the proteins, and basically feed on them. This ‘biofilm’ produces unpleasant taints in the beer and other by-products which themselves result in ‘fobbing’ at the font, necessitating (as well-known by publicans!) an immediate line clean.

FlowMaster System Function

With the FlowMaster system,a small unit is slid over each “working beerline” in the cellar. There is an alternating magnetic field created within this unit that the beer passes through as it leaves the barrel. This causes the protein molecules to go into a spinning motion, which inhibits their ability to stick to the positively charged side of the line. The deposits of proteins then take three weeks or more to build up to the point where the line requires cleaning, saving at least two thirds of the beer normally lost over the course of a year. Furthermore there will be a substantial reduction in unpleasant taints and ‘fobbing.

No matter how well beerlines are cleaned, there will be a small amount of residue left over on one side of the line. This is known as Biofilm. It is a combination of the proteins and bacteria that, when not removed fully, will develop a protective film and will act as an additional key for the start of the deposit build up. However, when the FlowMaster system is in operation, the protein molecules that normally feed the biofilm will simply flow up the beerline. Over a period of time, therefore, the biofilm will be weakened, broken up and removed, improving the internal surfaces of the lines, and by default the quality of the beer!

Martin Godfrey B.Sc. C.Chem. F.R.S.C. M.Chem.A. Chartered Analytical Chemist
(Retired Public Analyst & Scientific adviser of Lothian, Borders & Highland Regional Councils)

How much does it cost?

Rental Options

Our rental packages offer a flexible, cost-effective way for you to benefit from our FlowMaster system.

One unit required per line. Rental cost is per pub – NOT per line.

1 – 12 units – £49.75 per month

13+   units  –  £59.75 per month

Purchase Options

FlowMaster units – £99 each (one per line)

Installation – £150

FlowMaster Control Unit – £35 (one per pub)

The system comes with a 12-month warranty. After the first year, we offer a maintenance contract costing £70 per year, covering all parts and labour.

If you wish to purchase our FlowMaster system, why not rent for 3 months using our rental option. If you then choose to purchase our system, all monies paid to date will be deducted from the purchase price.


Benefits of FlowMaster

Increase your profits, maintain and improve beer quality.

Time is money

By cleaning on a three week cycle, naturally, you will save time – freeing up yourself and your staff for other duties.

Tom, a publican from Derby has a 26-pint loss; Beerline cleans every week and wastes 1,352 pints down the drain.

Alan, a publican from Swindon also has a 26-pint loss at Beerline clean, but having the BeerTech system, not only improves the quality of his beer but now cleans on a 3 weekly cycle and has an extra 910 pints to sell per year.

More information

If you would like to learn more about FlowMaster and how much you can save through its use, please complete our enquiry form below and we’ll call you back to discuss your requirements.  

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