Kegcheck – the world leader in beer keg stock control

The beauty of the KEGCHECK is the simple and efficient way it measures the amount of beer inside the keg. The instructions are easy to follow and allow you very quickly to become familiar with the smooth, mechanical operation of the KEGCHECK process.

The instructions can be viewed below on the webpage, are available for download in PDF format by clicking the below button, or simply, why not watch the video and get fully trained within less then a minute.

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Kegcheck – Before use

Disconnect any kegs to be measured from the beer flow mechanism

The Kegcheck should be used on a good level floor surface but in locations where this is not possible, or too inconvenient to avoid a sloping floor, endeavour to operate so that the Kegcheck is pulled up the slope.

Always look to see that both the cellar floor and the keg’s bottom rim are undamaged in the area immediately below the Kegcheck where the keg will be supported when it is tilted.

A piece of flat hard material should be placed here if there is absolutely no good floor surface available. Make very sure that the keg is not stuck to the floor with dried beer, detergent etc.

Kecheck – Instructions

Position Kegcheck on the rim of the keg1. Position Kegcheck on the rim of the keg
Slowly pull the kegcheck handle horizontally2. SLOWLY pull the handle horizontally
The far side of the keg will rise3. The far side of the keg will rise clear of the ground, gently lower the keg and hold in position before it touches the ground again.
Record the measurement on the Kegcheck scale4. Record the measurement on the Kegcheck scale in your stocktaking application.

The KEGCHECK measuring process

  1. Position the hook bolt section of the Kegcheck onto the rim of the keg.
  2. SLOWLY pull the handle horizontally (not downwards) until the far side of the keg is just clear of the ground. Still moving slowly, gently ease the keg back to the floor.
  3. Whilst easing the keg back, and just before it touches the floor again, the correct amount of liquid will be indicated on the scale.
  4. Record the measurement on the Kegcheck scale in your stocktaking application.

It is very important that:

The handle is moved slowly without snatching as sudden movement can temporarily show a misleading measurement or the keg may become out of control.

Kecheck – Calibration

Every Kegcheck is fully checked and calibrated before it leaves our workshop, however we always recommend that users check this calibration on a genuinely full keg before you start to use on a stocktake. We are aware that the construction of beer kegs varies considerably around the world, so the KEGCHECKS unique design allows you to recalibrate for the kegs most common to your business.

Fine tuning the calibration

The fine tuning of your Kegcheck is a quick and easy process, and is achieved by making slight adjustments to the calibration wheel. Simply turn the wheel either clockwise, or anti-clockwise, to make a small adjustment to the rod spacing, place back on the keg and follow the correct Kegcheck measuring process.

Repeat as nececssary until the pointer on the measuring scale of your Kegcheck handle accurately indicates the amount of a genuinely full keg.

We recommend that you repeat this process before every stocktake to ensure that your Kegcheck is finely tuned for the job ahead.

The sole purpose of the Kegcheck’s big square tube is to hold the pointer firmly in its correct position. It should not be used as a lever in any way. This could bend it and cause incorrect readings.

Calibration weel

Caring for your Kegcheck

We highly recommend that you wipe off any liquid residue with a damp cloth after every use, and periodically lubricate the adjusting mechanism with a light oil.