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Cask ale fault finding

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Here we will highlight common problems associated with cask ale and the reasons why they occur.

Q. My beer is flat and tastes off?

A. How long has the cask been on for? Has it past its best?

A. Is your cellar temperature correct? It should be 12ºC

A. Was your cask vented properly?

Q. My cask ale tastes like vinegar?

A. Cask left on sale for too long

A. Cask is infected

Q. Cask ale serving 

A. Has your cask been pegged and conditioned properly?

A. Is your cask nut connected properly and hop filter fitted?

A. Is your sparkler too tight?

A. Are your lines clean?

A. Cellar cooling at 12ºc

A. Call tech services if none of the above

Q. Handpull hard to pull

A. Is your gas pump on?

A. Is the hop filter clean?

A. Have you left a hard peg in the cask?

A. Call tech services if none of the above

See our guide for setting up real ale

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