Handling Kegs in Cold Conditions
Date:27th February 2018
In temperatures below freezing (0°C) extra precautions should be taken when in the vicinity of beer kegs
- Do not store or leave beer kegs outside even when empty.
- Store kegs on a pallet inside in ambient conditions of +7°C.
If a keg has been left outside in temperatures below freezing or if you suspect that a kegs contents may be frozen……
- Avoid moving the keg. Not all kegs are fitted with a safety spear to prevent spear ejection.
- Never lean over the top of a frozen keg.
- Cover the keg in a blanket and clearly label the keg .
DO NOT TOUCH: RISK OF INJURY:CONTENTS FROZEN AND PRESSURISED
- Do not move the keg until it has been exposed to temperatures of +5°C for at least 12 continuous hours.
- Do not use the keg when frozen. Once it has thawed, contact the brewer for advice on whether use is possible.
- Notify the relevant brewer that you have frozen containers for collection.
This is only advice. It is YOUR responsibility to take all reasonable steps and precautions.