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Beer Clean Guide

Most beers should produce a 1/2" to 1" tall head in a properly cleaned glass, depending on the style and size of glassware. A properly cleaned beer glass means you might only have to fill up a 16 oz. glass with 14 oz. beer - more glasses per barrel and more profit for you! And to make sure you get the best presentation, make sure to check out our beer glass guide.

Key Benefits

Pint Glasses

A standard half barrel keg containing 15.5 gallons of beer will yield approximately:

  • 124 16 oz. glasses
  • 142 14 oz. glasses
  • If you use Beer Clean and only have to pour 14 oz. of beer into your 16 oz. glasses (the rest will be the head), you’ll be getting up to 18 more glasses per keg!

    Improve Your Image

    Your beer will look and taste better when you’re serving it with a healthy head. Plus, since Beer Clean is specially formulated to remove lipstick, grease, and protein matter to leave a spot-free sparkling glass every time, you’ll increase customer satisfaction.

    Beer Clean is a complete system of products designed to work with one another. It is easy to use and cost effective!

    Although both Beer Clean and the Sanitizer come in jars or convenient portion packs, we recommend the portion packs for three reasons:

    1. No need to measure behind the bar on a busy night
    2. Less waste due to over-mixing - most people over-measure when diluting cleaning chemicals
    3. Less chance of under-mixing - This is especially important when it comes to the sanitizer

System Components

Beer Clean Glass Cleaner / Low Suds Glass Cleaner
Beer Clean Sanitizer Beer Clean Mineral Solvent
Low Suds Cleaner
Mineral Solvent

Both Beer Clean glass cleaner and Low Suds glass cleaner are specifically formulated for quick and easy cleaning of all glassware thanks to their concentrated formulations.

Beer Clean glass cleaner comes in convenient 0.5 oz. pre-measured packets, or in a 4 lb. bulk container. The Low Suds glass cleaner comes in a 4 lb. bulk container.

Choose the regular glass cleaner for manual glass washing brushes.

Choose the Low Suds version for electric glass washing brushes.

Accepted by breweries throughout North America, Beer Clean sanitizer contains trichloromelamine (TCM) to effectively sanitize all bar glassware. Like the glass cleaner, it comes in 0.5 oz. packets or 4 lb. bulk containers. Beer Clean sanitizer has been laboratory tested and acts as a sanitizer against E. Coli and Staph, and it meets all federal sanitation guidelines when used properly.

Every case contains test strips so you can easily check for proper concentration. Just like Beer Clean glass cleaner, it works great in either hot or cold water and provides complete sheeting action.

If you have calcium, lime, or hard water spots on your sinks and glassware, we recommend using Beer Clean mineral solvent! Packaged in a convenient 0.5 oz. pre-measured packet, Beer Clean mineral solvent serves as a "booster" to soften water more than Beer Clean glass cleaner can by itself. Simply follow the instructions on the convenient pre-measured portion control pouches!


Beer Clean is easy to use at your bar. Follow these simple steps for sparkling glassware!

  1. Start with a clean stainless steel sink. Use a little bit of Beer Clean bar glass cleaner and a clean brush.
  2. Set up Your Sink:
    • Fill the bowl with hot or cold water almost to the top of the brushes. Add Beer Clean mineral solvent if you have hard water.
    • Add Beer Clean glass cleaner to the first sink and measure the correct amount or sprinkle a pre-measured packet over the brushes.
    • Fill the second bowl with clean hot or cold running water. This tank is for rinsing the detergent off of the glassware that came out of the first bowl.
    • Fill the third bowl with approximately 3 gallons of hot or cold water. Add the recommended amount of Beer Clean sanitizer and test for the proper concentration with the included test strips. Add Beer Clean mineral solvent if you have hard water.
  3. Wash the glass in the first sink, making sure that all parts of the glass come in contact with the brushes. If you’re using a 3-brushes manual system, it’s best to clean the glass on the center brush.
  4. Rinse the glass in the second bowl, by placing the bottom of the glass in water first at an angle. Withdraw the glass at an angle too, bottom first. This is called the "heel in, heel out" technique, and ensures complete rinsing by preventing an air pocket from forming.
  5. Repeat this process in the sanitizing solution (third bowl). Make sure you follow all local and/or national sanitation guidelines for proper sanitizing.
  6. Air dry the sanitized glass upside down, on a corrugated drain board to allow for maximum airflow around the glass. Do not dry glasses with a towel since that can transfer lint, odors, and germs to the glass.

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