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So much foam!
« on: January 26, 2014, 09:24:29 AM »
Hey Everyone,
I basically got a brewer's best as a gift so I decided to make it  so my friends and I would have something to just down if we wanted it during hockey games. It is a wit style beer. Due to I was just making this as a beer to drink I set the PSI on the keg to 25 and let it sit in the garage, which is at 45F, for a week. I have had a few glasses, probably 12, with the regulator set at 5 psi. They are still coming out all foamy. The beer has been carbed for about a week. Once it gets through the 8 feet of beer tube all that comes out is foam. Am I making a mistake?
Thanks for any help!
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Re: So much foam!
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 10:55:48 AM »
Hey Everyone,
I basically got a brewer's best as a gift so I decided to make it  so my friends and I would have something to just down if we wanted it during hockey games. It is a wit style beer. Due to I was just making this as a beer to drink I set the PSI on the keg to 25 and let it sit in the garage, which is at 45F, for a week. I have had a few glasses, probably 12, with the regulator set at 5 psi. They are still coming out all foamy. The beer has been carbed for about a week. Once it gets through the 8 feet of beer tube all that comes out is foam. Am I making a mistake?
Thanks for any help!

25 psi at 45F will give you about 3.36 vol of co2 and it probably got over carbonated depending on where it is sitting at right now temp wise. Did you off gas it prior to dropping to serving temp/pressure? Also, at 8' you may need longer beer lines, are they 3/16th dia.?

My kegs are set at 12psi at 38F and use 10' lines and it works well. Slowly vent off the gas over the course of the day with the gas off and see where the beer is at.
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Re: So much foam!
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 11:49:31 AM »
I'm leaning towards some kind of obstruction, kink, pinhole leak, etc. Are there bubbles in the entire line, or is it happening at the faucet? A week at 45°F probably isn't enough time to over-carbonate using only head pressure, and after a dozen pints the head pressure should have dropped to essentially what the regulator's set at. Are you sure it's at 5 psi? Vent the regulator and double-check.

5 psi is really low for a serving pressure, too, but that probably isn't related.
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Re: So much foam!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 04:40:33 AM »
Thanks, new to kegging and was afraid of adding air to the keg. Looked up how to vent properly and beer is good again!
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Re: So much foam!
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 01:56:28 PM »
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I have had a few glasses, probably 12...

That's my idea of a few!

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Re: So much foam!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 11:42:26 AM »
Great Tolkien Quote
 hope ya got the keg figured out theres definitly a learning curb with carbing and serving pressures.
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