Glycol Pumps & Motors

If you want to keep your glycol chiller and the whole beer dispensing system in perfect working order, you have to do regular maintenance and replace some parts, not to mention the cases when the system breaks down and replacement parts are needed urgently.

Depending on how fast you can get your beer dispensing system up and running again, you will either miss out on a lot of business or continue serving your customers in a jiffy like nothing happened. Needless to say, the second option is more preferable for bar and restaurant owners.

Beverage Craft offers you a wide choice of glycol chiller pumps and any accessories you might need in the process of changing your glycol pump motor.

If you’re looking for a particular type of glycol pump for a beer system and haven’t found it on our website, please write to us at sales@beveragecraft.com to inquire about availability. We have new arrivals every week and are always here to help.

How Do Glycol Beer Systems Work?

Glycol beer dispensing systems are commonly used instead of forced cold air in beer systems that are more than 15 ft in length. Cooling here is achieved via using glycol - a mixture of water distilled water and a chemical substance called propylene glycol.

In a nutshell, the whole system works like this: the glycol mixture is pumped and circulated through coolant lines that run alongside beer lines. The beer comes in contact with cold-temperature glycol lines and gets cooled down before reaching the tap.

This setup can work for distances as far as 600 feet, which is really great for places where it’s not feasible to store keg coolers in the same place where the beer is dispensed.

Glycol beer dispensing systems would typically consist of 4 elements:

  1. Dispensing tower. Equipped with one or multiple faucets to dispense beer, these towers are actually the only part of the system visible to your customers
  2. Trunkline. An insulated bundle of 6 to 12 lines, two or four of which are glycol lines and the rest are reserved for beer. The trunkline runs all the way from your keg cooler to the faucet(s).
  3. Glycol chiller. Essentially, a device that keeps glycol and water and circulates their mixture through the system using a glycol water circulation pump.
  4. Tapping hardware - all the parts inside your keg cooler that are responsible for pouring beer.

What Is a Glycol Pump?

Beer cooling pump is a part of the glycol beer dispensing system we’ve mentioned above. Although it’s relatively small in size, your glycol injection pump is actually a very important component of the system.

Water glycol pumps come equipped with a motor, which helps to circulate the glycol within the system to the dispensing tower and back thus maintaining a constant, cool temperature inside your trunkline.

For optimal performance, you must always make sure the electric glycol pump is working properly and provides maximum output. To do so, you have to use the glycol pump kit of the right size and power (typically measured in GPH - gallons per hour).

If you’re not sure which glycol recirculation pump is right for your system, let our team step in and help you out. Contact our team via live chat, email or phone - we’ll be there in an instant to provide you with professional consult and assistance.