If you are planning to open or renew your bar, you will definitely need a new beer drip tray. This is an important part of the bar equipment, with which you can keep the bar counter clean and well.
Read in our article, how to choose the right size model, and where it can be purchased.
What Should You Look for When Choosing a Beer Drip Tray Size?
When buying a beer drip tray it is important to take into account the following factors:
The material from which it is made
The simplest models are made of plastic. However, we recommend choosing products that are made of non-corrosive materials, such as stainless steel.
Type of beer drip tray
Depending on the tasks and the type of attachment, there are the following types of drip trays: wall-mounted, table-mounted, with a platform, with a clamp, kegerator and Cut Out Drip Trays.
Size of the product
When choosing a new drip tray, be sure to take into account how much space you are ready to allocate to it.
There are different sizes of such products, depending on what they are needed for: washing glass containers, installation of barrels, etc.
We advise you to follow the next legislative recommendations:
- The capacity of the drip tray chosen must be at least 110% of the contents of the largest container for which it is designed.
- The capacity must be at least 10% of the substance under which it is located.
In this formula, one should always take into account the biggest value.
We have prepared for you an example that will help calculate the optimal size:
You are selecting a product for 7 barrels. You have 1 barrel per 100 liters, 4 barrels per 75 liters, and 2 barrels per 30 liters.
The total capacity of all 7 kegs is 460 liters.
- 110% capacity of the largest barrel = 110% * 100 l = 110 l
- 10% of all stored products = 10% * 460 l = 46.0 litres
Since in this case, the highest value is 110 liters, you need a tray designed for 110 liters.
Not sure if you can choose the right type and size of beer drip tray for your bar? Contact Beverage Craft specialists. This Canadian company produces quality branded beer equipment. Its consultants will gladly help you to choose the best option for a beer drip tray and other components for your beer system.