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  1. Why Ambient Heat Is Bad in Your Bar and How to Reduce It

    As the warmer months approach, keeping a foodservice operation cool is going to get harder and more expensive. For bars and beverage programs, this means ambient heat produced by indoor compressors for tap systems can make it even more difficult. And more costly.

    If you're a bartender, the last thing you want is a compressor blowing hot air at you throughout the course of your shift. If you an operator or owner, the last thing you want is a compressor blowing all your revenue on your electricity bill.

    Consider these common problems with traditional tap systems:

    * In many locations, compressors need to run excessively to maintain temperature.

    * Compressors can feed an energy-consuming and heat-producing cycle. When a compressor generates ambient heat load, this causes it to run even more in order to maintain desired beer temperature. Which generates more heat. Which causes the compressor to run…

    * Compressors that are crowded i

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  2. The Importance of Serving Beer at the Right Temperature

    The Importance of Serving Beer at the Right Temperature

    Beer. Suds. Ale. Stout. Nectar of the gods. The reason we know god loves us… No matter what we call it or how it's used in famous quotations, beer comes in many different styles and varieties. So if not all beers are created equal, why do bartenders often serve them that way?

    With the growing craft beer industry taking up more and more of the market share, it's important for bar operators to understand the science behind beer and its variety of flavors. At the same time, it's obviously also important to consider customer preferences no matter what they might be. Let's start by looking at a two of your customers:

    Macro Mike
    Macro Mike just got off work. It's Friday. It takes him 10 minutes to get to the bar, and he walks in at 5:11. He wants Coors Light, and he wants it COLD. Heck, he even wants it in a frosted mug. After all, it's 95º in the shade.

    Craft Craig

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