D System Keg Valves: Safety and Quality Assurance for Your Draft Beer ​​

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT

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About the Webinar

Moderator: Dana Johnson, Birko Corporation, Henderson, CO
Presenter: Jon Graber, Micro Matic, Packaging Division, Portland, OR

What's going on in your kegs? Learn how to solve the mystery! In this presentation, you will learn all about the D System, aka "American Sankey" keg valve - from guidance on safe repair and maintenance techniques, to tips on keg washer interface with D System valves, to overall quality assurance and customer satisfaction for your draft beer. Draft beer quality and customer satisfaction begins with your kegs. Every brewery that owns its kegs should have properly trained staff who know how to safely and effectively inspect and maintain them.

Webinar Takeaways

Kegs are a safe and robust container for beer—until they are not! Kegs do require care and maintenance in order to keep providing top quality for your beer.

About the Presenter

Jon Graber has dedicated 26 years to the US Craft Brewing Industry, first as a brewer at Mt Hood Brewing Co in Oregon and for the past 14 years as a supplier rep. For 11 of those years Jon focused on marketing and sales of raw materials: malt and hops for Crosby & Baker and Country Malt Group; liquid yeast for Wyeast Laboratories; specialty products for Brewcraft USA. At Micro Matic for 3 years now, Jon has become an expert on the D System, aka American Sankey keg valve – how it works, how and why it fails, troubleshooting and how to safely maintain and repair keg valves.