well, you'll all be happy to know that the problems have been solved. I will go ahead and admit that I had the lines crossed. So this whole while I was saying "why won't this Munich carbonate? I'll up the CO2. Strange how I've removed all the CO2 from the IPA, yet the excessive foaming doesn't seem to be wearing off." yeah, it's kind of funny. Esp. after my third pint as I type this. Thank you everyone for your help and advice (I learned stuff!). Happy Holidays and Cheers!