FAQ - PRO

GENERAL

Kegtron Pro can improve your profits in several ways:
  • Increased Efficiency – Get a complete, up-to-the-minute view of your inventory on tap. Improve your planning and eliminate guesswork.
  • Understand Usage Trends – Use reports and graphs to see exactly when and where your servings are happening.
  • Detect Losses – Compare usage reports against your register sales to see if all of your servings are paid for. See exactly how much was poured and when to discover over-pours and giveaways.
  • Realtime Alerts – Use email and/or text alerts to be notified when kegs are running low or are being served outside business hours.
  • Detect Maintenance Issues – Analyze serving data to uncover excessive foaming requiring draft system maintenance.
  • Maintain Product Quality – Know exactly when your kegs were tapped and the last time your lines were cleaned to ensure the best product for your customers.

There is no practical limit. You can use any combination of keg monitors to cover your desired installation. If you have more than 5 physical keg monitors on one site, please contact us for appropriate power supply & wiring configurations.

Yes! Any size keg can be used. Standard commercial keg sizes are pre-loaded, but you can always define your own custom sizes.

Yes! The Corny and half-Corny sizes are pre-loaded but you can always add your own custom size.

Yes! If you are pouring directly from serving tanks, just define a custom keg size to match the size of your vessel.

Kegtron Pro is designed to be easily installed by anyone familiar with kegs. The keg monitor hardware is wall-mountable and is placed inline between your kegs and faucets. There is no complicated data wiring or network hubs required, only a single power wire.

If you’d prefer to work with a professional installer, please contact us and we can refer a draft specialist in your area.

Yes! Only one component comes in contact with your beverage: our flow meters. These flow meters are NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved.

Yes! You can use nitro, CO2 or blended gasses to dispense your product.

Any kegged beverage can be used: wine, cider, coffee, kombucha, cocktails, craft soda, water and more.

Yes! When you are serving out in the field, you can either tether your keg monitors to a smartphone hotspot or you can use Bluetooth and the Kegtron iOS/Android app.

A WiFi+cloud connection is required to setup the keg monitors, but Bluetooth can be used to track your keg level stats when WiFi is not available.

No. Kegtron Pro is WiFi+cloud based whereas Gen 1 is Bluetooth+app based.

CLOUD DASHBOARD

The Cloud Dashboard is accessible from any browser on any device (desktop, laptop, phone, tablet). It is a Web App which means it can optionally be installed as an app on your device as an alternative to using your browser.

There are no physical distance limitations when using the Cloud Dashboard – it is accessible anytime you have web connectivity.

Keg serving data and telemetry is first captured by the keg monitor hardware. Updates are pushed to the cloud via your local WiFi connection. Once data reaches the cloud it is stored in a database which is accessible via the Cloud Dashboard or our API.

Yes. Data collected by the keg monitors is sent to the cloud using industry-standard TLS 1.2 encrypted data data transfer.

The Cloud Dashboard is secured using HTTPS and is password-protected.

Yes! You have several options:

  • Generate a report and print or save as a .PDF
  • Generate a report and export a .CSV for use in your spreadsheets
  • Use our REST API to extract data directly from the cloud

Yes! We have a REST API that gives you complete access to all keg monitor functions and data. Please contact us for access and documentation.

Yes – you can use the Kegtron iOS/Android app when Bluetooth is enabled on your keg monitors. At this time the app operates in read-only mode – any configuration changes must be performed via the Cloud Dashboard or API.

HARDWARE

Wireless range is comparable to conventional WiFi devices.

The keg monitors use WiFi operating at 2.4GHz which has significantly greater range than 5.8GHz WiFi. This enables good performance even when installed inside a cooler.

Each keg monitor stores serving data to local, nonvolatile flash memory before pushing it to the cloud. If you lose your WiFi or Internet connection, serving data is queued within each keg monitor until network connectivity is restored.

Yes!

The keg monitors are designed to be installed within the same cooler (e.g. kegerator, keezer, walk-in cooler) as your kegs. This ensures that your beverage lines stay at the same temperature as the keg to prevent foaming and/or spoilage.

Yes! The keg monitor is a special splash-resistant and the internal electronics are protected from humidity and liquids.

Please note there is a difference between “splash-resistant” and “waterproof”. Please don’t try to find that dividing line!

The keg monitors are powered by a low-voltage AC/DC wall adapter that is placed outside your cooler.  A thin, low-voltage (5VDC) power cable is passed inside the cooler to the keg monitors. Multiple keg monitors can be wired in series to share a singe power source.

No. Keg monitors are powered by 5VDC from an AC/DC wall adapter that sits outside your cooler.

Here’s how it works:
  1. When you first setup your keg monitor you define the keg size and starting volume.
  2. As you pour drinks, the keg monitors measure the flow of liquid out of the keg. Serving sizes and overall keg volumes are dynamically calculated.
  3. When your keg is empty and a new one is tapped, you should manually reset the keg volume counter via the Cloud Dashboard or use the “Auto Keg Reset” feature to do this for you.

No. The keg monitor hardware has a processor that stores your keg stats within internal nonvolatile flash memory and on the cloud. All of your data will be safe even it you unplug it or lose power.

Note that servings that are poured when the keg monitors are unplugged will not be counted.

Determining keg volumes can be done in multiple ways and there is no one right answer. Determining volume by weight is a legitimate method and can be used successfully. Our keg monitors use flow sensors for a few reasons:

  • Physical Constraints – Placing our sensor inline allows the keg monitor to be physically placed where convenient vs. a scale which must be placed underneath a keg. You can even stack kegs which is not an option for weight-based systems.
  • Accuracy – Measurements are not influenced by different shell weights, keg coupler weights or whatever box was stacked on top of your keg! In addition, flow monitors do not drift over time which can happen with load cells or scales.
  • Flexibility – Flow meter accuracy is independent of keg size and specific gravity of the beverage.
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