Frequently Asked Questions

Order Questions

How long does my order take to process?

Lead times vary by product, metal selection, and popularity of the draft beer drip tray or draft beer tower. Please look at the writing in GREEN on the product you are inquiring about. If the product says 1-2 days, then we have the product in stock. We try to ship orders the same day if we have them on the shelf. If we do not have the product in stock, then we will manufacture the product within the 1-2 days and ship it out to you in that time frame.

 

For products that have a two or three-week lead time, this is not the case. Those products are made per order. If your deadline is closer than our lead-time, you can always call 951-943-1495 or contact us for a possible rush charge. Since we do offer a rush charge.

 

We may also be on top of our orders where we will ship out the item faster than the three-week lead time. Please always contact us to see if we can assist you further.

 

 

 

 

Lead time on all products

If I do not see my product listed, can I still have it made?

ABSOLUTELY!!! We specialize in restaurant and bar equipment, we know that standard items do not always meet requirements or look of what a customer needs/wants/deserves. We have a team of our fabricators who just work on specialty designed draft beer towers and draft beer drip trays all day! Please contact us or submit an online quote for a draft beer tower or draft beer drip tray or all other inquiries.

 

Shipping rates and their calculations ....

We believe in bringing the best prices available to the draft beer industry. Our products are 100% made in the USA and they are built out of metal. Metal is heavy compared to a lot of objects that get shipped. We have discounted rates through our shipping providers by ShipStation and through our company profile. Our shipping rates are calculated through ShipStation when an order is placed online.

If you believe you have a shipping method, or way to get a label cheaper, we will be more than happy to use that label you create and refund your money for the shipping paid for through your credit card.

Custom order shipping costs will be discussed prior to shipment packaging, to ensure your deadline is met.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.


Beer Drip Tray Questions

What are the differences between the different types of Draft Beer Drip Trays?

DRIP TRAY STYLES

Surface Mount Drip Tray Series

Surface mount drip trays are the easiest to install. Only one hole is required through the countertop for the drain line. The drip tray is secured with a nut and washer attached to the drain pipe. Surface mounting means it is mounted on top of a surface's face. This means if you ran your hand along the surface, your hand would run into the object that was mounted.

We also have surface mounted drip trays with no drain hole. This means at the end of the day or the end of your pour, then you would lift the surface mount drip tray from your surface and wash out the excess beer or other liquid.

 

Cut-out Drip Tray Series

The cut-out series is named for its design of following the flange of the tower. The advantage of this style is better drip coverage for the faucets. Only one hole is required through the countertop for the drain line. The drip tray is secured with a nut and washer attached to the drain pipe (if you are buying a cut out with a drain).

Our cut-out series also has an option for not with drain. This becomes like a surface mount drip tray with no hole. This means at the end of the day or the end of your pour, then you would lift the cut-out drip tray from your surface and wash out the excess beer or other liquid.

 

Flush Mounted "Recessed" Drip Tray Series

Recessed trays provide an uncluttered presentation for the bar top. The disadvantage for this drip tray is installing it. A rectangle needs to be cut into the counter top to match the size of the pan length. The tray is secured to the counter with silicon sealant. Recessed mounting “flush mounting” means that there is a hole that will allow for the drip tray to fit inside. If you were to run your hand along the surface in this case, your hand wouldn’t run into anything, but you would feel the texture change.

 

Bevel Edge Drip Tray Series

The bevel edge drip tray series adds a style of a designer to the bar top. The edges of the tray are slanted creating an awesome look near your draft beer tower.

 

Wall Mounted Drip Tray Series

Wall mount drip trays are an excellent choice for outside of a walk-in cooler. Shanks with faucets are mounted through the drip tray directly into the walk-in. We offer a variety of pre-drilled holes for an easy installation. A threaded drain is included for easy plumbing connections. We have a variety of drain options. Middle drain, left, right, and or both depending on the style you want.

 

Rinser Hole Drip Tray Series

Add some dispense excitement to pouring with our rinser hole drip trays. Simply turn over your beer glass and push down on built-in sprayer. Water is rinsed over the inside of the glass. A wet glass makes pouring the best glass of draft beer easier. Trays are constructed of heavy gauge stainless steel or brass with a Stainless Steel, Brass, and or Copper rinser. A water regulator is required for all rinser trays.

*** Rinsers are not included with each tray. They must be purchased separately, as well as the regulator. We do this because some people want to use their own rinser and or want different material to fit the look they want. ***

 

Wrap Around Drip Tray Series

The Wrap Around drip tray mounts under the tower and close to the bar edge. A threaded drain is included.

 

DRIP TRAY PARTS

Replacement drains, draft beer rinsers, and water regulators. More coming soon…

 

If you don't see what you're looking for, or not sure how to choose the right drip tray to match your tower or installation, please give us a call at 951-943-1495 ( Contact US) or send us an email at ACU Precision Sheet Metal.

 

Our goal is to provide the highest level of service of quality, detail, and competitive pricing from the manufacturer (us…AKA ACU Precision Sheet Metal) for draft beer drip trays & draft beer towers.

 

What are the differences between Louvered and Perforated Screens for Beer Trays?

Louvered Screen:

The louvered screen drip tray has cuts that are straight in the metal. The louver acts as a hill for the beer (wine, water, coffee, ETC.) to drip down. The louvered screen will splash a less than a perforated. The louvered screen is 3.5 inches on 1/2 inch centers for a 5 inch wide drip tray.

 

Perforated Screen:

The perforated screen covers the entire drip tray surface area. This allows more beer to be dripped down; however, where there is a hole, there is metal. Meaning, at times liquid may hit the metal and splash. The perforated screen is eye catching and has that décor look.

 

What are the differences between the metal finishes for Beer Drip Trays? 

 

All draft beer towers and draft beer drip trays can be made of these three different types of metal. We can have our towers and trays PVD coated, but this is a special item. We also can have the metal tubing with no finish. This is called a Mill Finish. The following three types of examples are as follows: Stainless Steel #4 Brushed Finish. Brass # 8 Mirror Finish, Stainless Steel # 8 Polished Mirrored Stainless Steel.

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish:

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish is what is standard in the bar and restaurant industry. This metal is the easiest to keep clean and looking nice. The brushed finish always is what is used by our competitors; however, our finish is top quality compared to others.

 

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish:

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish, This finish is popular with retro draft beer bars or someone who is into the brass look. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the brass. Brass does tarnish and needs to be cleaned and maintained.

 

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish:

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the stainless steel.


Website Questions

Why do some of my pages look different on my smartphone than my computer?

On the left photo you have an Advanced Mobile Page…

 

The Advanced Mobile Page (AMP) Project is an open-source initiative aiming to make the web better for all. The project enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful and high-performing across devices and distribution platforms.

Google created the AMP to streamline mobile phones technology to make sure web content was delivered as fast as possible to all devices.

 

On the right photo you have the main site in responsive mode…

 

Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design which makes web pages render well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes. This is our main website, made to fit on your screen.

The difference is the speed in which it responds to your device. You may request the full site if you are looking at an AMP page. Go to the bottom of the webpage and click on See Full Site (Non- AMP)

 

Currently AMP are only available on collection and product pages.

 

 

Advanced Mobile Page for ACU Precision Sheet Metal
Responsive web design for ACU Precision Sheet Metal

What happened to www.acubarequipment.com?

acubarequipment.com was ACU's transition to the E-commerce world. We were experimenting with having a online store while still staying true to our main website. As having two websites (www.acumetalfab.com) and (www.acubarequipment.com) was becoming too much to maintain between having two websites. We thought it would be easier for our customers and for ourselves if we combined them. Which is what we did in April of 2018. We appreciate your patience through the transition. Since our domain (www.acumetalfab.com) made us an industry name since our first website, we would benefit leaving acumetalfab.com as our primary. The good news is if some people still have the URL's saved in their history, they will resolve to our primary domain.


Beer Tower Questions

What are the differences between the metal finishes for Beer Towers? 

 

All draft beer towers and draft beer drip trays can be made of these three different types of metal. We can have our towers and trays PVD coated, but this is a special item. We also can have the metal tubing with no finish. This is called a Mill Finish. The following three types of examples are as follows: Stainless Steel #4 Brushed Finish. Brass # 8 Mirror Finish, Stainless Steel # 8 Polished Mirrored Stainless Steel.

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish:

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish is what is standard in the bar and restaurant industry. This metal is the easiest to keep clean and looking nice. The brushed finish always is what is used by our competitors; however, our finish is top quality compared to others.

 

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish:

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish, This finish is popular with retro draft beer bars or someone who is into the brass look. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the brass. Brass does tarnish and needs to be cleaned and maintained.

 

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish:

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the stainless steel.


  • Order Questions
  • Beer Drip Tray Questions
  • Website Questions
  • Beer Tower Questions

How long does my order take to process?

Lead times vary by product, metal selection, and popularity of the draft beer drip tray or draft beer tower. Please look at the writing in GREEN on the product you are inquiring about. If the product says 1-2 days, then we have the product in stock. We try to ship orders the same day if we have them on the shelf. If we do not have the product in stock, then we will manufacture the product within the 1-2 days and ship it out to you in that time frame.

 

For products that have a two or three-week lead time, this is not the case. Those products are made per order. If your deadline is closer than our lead-time, you can always call 951-943-1495 or contact us for a possible rush charge. Since we do offer a rush charge.

 

We may also be on top of our orders where we will ship out the item faster than the three-week lead time. Please always contact us to see if we can assist you further.

 

 

 

 

Lead time on all products

If I do not see my product listed, can I still have it made?

ABSOLUTELY!!! We specialize in restaurant and bar equipment, we know that standard items do not always meet requirements or look of what a customer needs/wants/deserves. We have a team of our fabricators who just work on specialty designed draft beer towers and draft beer drip trays all day! Please contact us or submit an online quote for a draft beer tower or draft beer drip tray or all other inquiries.

 

Shipping rates and their calculations ....

We believe in bringing the best prices available to the draft beer industry. Our products are 100% made in the USA and they are built out of metal. Metal is heavy compared to a lot of objects that get shipped. We have discounted rates through our shipping providers by ShipStation and through our company profile. Our shipping rates are calculated through ShipStation when an order is placed online.

If you believe you have a shipping method, or way to get a label cheaper, we will be more than happy to use that label you create and refund your money for the shipping paid for through your credit card.

Custom order shipping costs will be discussed prior to shipment packaging, to ensure your deadline is met.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.

What are the differences between the different types of Draft Beer Drip Trays?

DRIP TRAY STYLES

Surface Mount Drip Tray Series

Surface mount drip trays are the easiest to install. Only one hole is required through the countertop for the drain line. The drip tray is secured with a nut and washer attached to the drain pipe. Surface mounting means it is mounted on top of a surface's face. This means if you ran your hand along the surface, your hand would run into the object that was mounted.

We also have surface mounted drip trays with no drain hole. This means at the end of the day or the end of your pour, then you would lift the surface mount drip tray from your surface and wash out the excess beer or other liquid.

 

Cut-out Drip Tray Series

The cut-out series is named for its design of following the flange of the tower. The advantage of this style is better drip coverage for the faucets. Only one hole is required through the countertop for the drain line. The drip tray is secured with a nut and washer attached to the drain pipe (if you are buying a cut out with a drain).

Our cut-out series also has an option for not with drain. This becomes like a surface mount drip tray with no hole. This means at the end of the day or the end of your pour, then you would lift the cut-out drip tray from your surface and wash out the excess beer or other liquid.

 

Flush Mounted "Recessed" Drip Tray Series

Recessed trays provide an uncluttered presentation for the bar top. The disadvantage for this drip tray is installing it. A rectangle needs to be cut into the counter top to match the size of the pan length. The tray is secured to the counter with silicon sealant. Recessed mounting “flush mounting” means that there is a hole that will allow for the drip tray to fit inside. If you were to run your hand along the surface in this case, your hand wouldn’t run into anything, but you would feel the texture change.

 

Bevel Edge Drip Tray Series

The bevel edge drip tray series adds a style of a designer to the bar top. The edges of the tray are slanted creating an awesome look near your draft beer tower.

 

Wall Mounted Drip Tray Series

Wall mount drip trays are an excellent choice for outside of a walk-in cooler. Shanks with faucets are mounted through the drip tray directly into the walk-in. We offer a variety of pre-drilled holes for an easy installation. A threaded drain is included for easy plumbing connections. We have a variety of drain options. Middle drain, left, right, and or both depending on the style you want.

 

Rinser Hole Drip Tray Series

Add some dispense excitement to pouring with our rinser hole drip trays. Simply turn over your beer glass and push down on built-in sprayer. Water is rinsed over the inside of the glass. A wet glass makes pouring the best glass of draft beer easier. Trays are constructed of heavy gauge stainless steel or brass with a Stainless Steel, Brass, and or Copper rinser. A water regulator is required for all rinser trays.

*** Rinsers are not included with each tray. They must be purchased separately, as well as the regulator. We do this because some people want to use their own rinser and or want different material to fit the look they want. ***

 

Wrap Around Drip Tray Series

The Wrap Around drip tray mounts under the tower and close to the bar edge. A threaded drain is included.

 

DRIP TRAY PARTS

Replacement drains, draft beer rinsers, and water regulators. More coming soon…

 

If you don't see what you're looking for, or not sure how to choose the right drip tray to match your tower or installation, please give us a call at 951-943-1495 ( Contact US) or send us an email at ACU Precision Sheet Metal.

 

Our goal is to provide the highest level of service of quality, detail, and competitive pricing from the manufacturer (us…AKA ACU Precision Sheet Metal) for draft beer drip trays & draft beer towers.

 

What are the differences between Louvered and Perforated Screens for Beer Trays?

Louvered Screen:

The louvered screen drip tray has cuts that are straight in the metal. The louver acts as a hill for the beer (wine, water, coffee, ETC.) to drip down. The louvered screen will splash a less than a perforated. The louvered screen is 3.5 inches on 1/2 inch centers for a 5 inch wide drip tray.

 

Perforated Screen:

The perforated screen covers the entire drip tray surface area. This allows more beer to be dripped down; however, where there is a hole, there is metal. Meaning, at times liquid may hit the metal and splash. The perforated screen is eye catching and has that décor look.

 

What are the differences between the metal finishes for Beer Drip Trays? 

 

All draft beer towers and draft beer drip trays can be made of these three different types of metal. We can have our towers and trays PVD coated, but this is a special item. We also can have the metal tubing with no finish. This is called a Mill Finish. The following three types of examples are as follows: Stainless Steel #4 Brushed Finish. Brass # 8 Mirror Finish, Stainless Steel # 8 Polished Mirrored Stainless Steel.

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish:

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish is what is standard in the bar and restaurant industry. This metal is the easiest to keep clean and looking nice. The brushed finish always is what is used by our competitors; however, our finish is top quality compared to others.

 

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish:

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish, This finish is popular with retro draft beer bars or someone who is into the brass look. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the brass. Brass does tarnish and needs to be cleaned and maintained.

 

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish:

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the stainless steel.

Why do some of my pages look different on my smartphone than my computer?

On the left photo you have an Advanced Mobile Page…

 

The Advanced Mobile Page (AMP) Project is an open-source initiative aiming to make the web better for all. The project enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful and high-performing across devices and distribution platforms.

Google created the AMP to streamline mobile phones technology to make sure web content was delivered as fast as possible to all devices.

 

On the right photo you have the main site in responsive mode…

 

Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design which makes web pages render well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes. This is our main website, made to fit on your screen.

The difference is the speed in which it responds to your device. You may request the full site if you are looking at an AMP page. Go to the bottom of the webpage and click on See Full Site (Non- AMP)

 

Currently AMP are only available on collection and product pages.

 

 

Advanced Mobile Page for ACU Precision Sheet Metal
Responsive web design for ACU Precision Sheet Metal

What happened to www.acubarequipment.com?

acubarequipment.com was ACU's transition to the E-commerce world. We were experimenting with having a online store while still staying true to our main website. As having two websites (www.acumetalfab.com) and (www.acubarequipment.com) was becoming too much to maintain between having two websites. We thought it would be easier for our customers and for ourselves if we combined them. Which is what we did in April of 2018. We appreciate your patience through the transition. Since our domain (www.acumetalfab.com) made us an industry name since our first website, we would benefit leaving acumetalfab.com as our primary. The good news is if some people still have the URL's saved in their history, they will resolve to our primary domain.

What are the differences between the metal finishes for Beer Towers? 

 

All draft beer towers and draft beer drip trays can be made of these three different types of metal. We can have our towers and trays PVD coated, but this is a special item. We also can have the metal tubing with no finish. This is called a Mill Finish. The following three types of examples are as follows: Stainless Steel #4 Brushed Finish. Brass # 8 Mirror Finish, Stainless Steel # 8 Polished Mirrored Stainless Steel.

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish:

Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish is what is standard in the bar and restaurant industry. This metal is the easiest to keep clean and looking nice. The brushed finish always is what is used by our competitors; however, our finish is top quality compared to others.

 

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish:

Brass # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish, This finish is popular with retro draft beer bars or someone who is into the brass look. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the brass. Brass does tarnish and needs to be cleaned and maintained.

 

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish:

Stainless Steel # 8 Mirror Finish is a polished finish. This is polished to a mirror, meaning a person can see themselves inside of the stainless steel.