I am force carbonating at 10-12 psi and when I start to serve from the keg it seems over carbonated, too much head and foam. Generally these beers are pale ales (my fav) but also on everything I force carbonate at 10-12 psi. I have tried 10 ft lengths of beer line from the keg to the picnic tap and this doesn't make a difference from 3 ft lengths or 10 feet of cheap HD tubing - still too much head. However, I used my spare CO2 tank for serving only, set at 2-4 psi and had acceptable results. Unfortunately, as time wore on the beer seemed to loose carbonation, as expected. I would like to connect all my kegs to one source of pressure and both force carbonate and serve without swapping things around, but I don't like the beer coming out of the picnic tap with so much force, or the excessive head which results. What's a mother to do?
Wondering if I am missing something here or is this the cost of doing business. If anyone has experienced similar and solved same, I appreciate your input. TIA.