Jagermeister is the popular German liquor that is best served chilled. It is for precisely this reason that Jagermeister taps were invented. If you have ever been to a bar, you have likely seen these machines. Bottles of Jagermeister are placed upside-down into the top of this refrigerated unit and chilled. Jager is dispensed through a tap at the front. Since this is a device with many components, there are problems that may arise over time. So if you own a Jagermeister tap, you can troubleshoot and fix any problems that come up.

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Check to make sure the power cable is plugged in. There is no “On/Off” switch on the unit, so if the unit isn’t powered and the cable is plugged in, it is possibly the result of a bad power outlet. If the cable is connected to a power supply, check the power bar and remove all other electronic devices from the bar. If the problem isn’t with power, proceed to the next step.

Flip the red “Compression” switch on the bottom-right corner of the front of the unit to the “On” position and the switch will light up. This indicates that the unit is now in refrigeration mode. This switch not being on could be the reason your Jager tap isn’t producing chilled Jager.

Ensure that the rubber bottle stopper is properly inserted in the Jager bottle and the Jager bottle is properly placed in the bottle well on top of the unit. To do this, place the rubber bottle stopper into the top of an open bottle of Jager, with the conical end going in first. Press the stopper firmly in place on the top of the bottle so it is secure. Turn the bottle upside-down and place it over one of the bottle well openings. Press the bottle down so it is firmly in place in the well.

Use the green “Discharge” button near the tap to discharge two or three ounces of Jager from the tap. This will remove any old and warm Jager that has been left in the well.

Locate the filter at the rear of the machine and ensure it is clean and dry. You can clean and dry the filter with a rag and water. If this doesn’t work, proceed to the next step.

Unplug the filter and use a can of compressed air to blow out any dust or debris where the filter connects. Use your rag to clean the connection.

Check the vents on the side panels of the machine and make sure they are clean and unobstructed.

References and Resources

Tapmachine: Jagermeister Tap