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Offline KyleFR

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Foam Issues
« on: October 05, 2016, 02:11:48 AM »
Hi everyone,

I know this topic has been addressed over and over, but I cannot seem to get a decent, consistent pour from my kegerator. I've adjusted numerous factors and still have a great deal of frustration with my inability to get less than 1/2 glass of foam with each pour. Here's my current set up:

Two corny keg fridge with dual tap tower.

Single CPU fan circulating interior cold air.

Tower fan.

Internal liquid temperature of 34 degrees at bottom of fridge, 37 degrees at very top of fridge (between top of keg and underside of "ceiling" of fridge), and 40 degrees inside the tower with constant condensation on tower exterior (ambient temp about 70 degrees).

Vinyl beer line length of 8 feet (ID 3/16")

About a 2 foot height difference between center of keg and faucet.

PSI set to 12.

I open and close the taps quickly and completely during each pour and tilt at 45 degrees...yada yada yada.

Any ideas?? Help is much appreciated.

Kyle






PSI set to 12

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Re: Foam Issues
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 03:05:01 AM »
How is the second pour?

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Re: Foam Issues
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 09:51:45 AM »
Typically the same...

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Re: Foam Issues
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 01:16:10 PM »
If you're still getting half foam in all your pours, you're either over carbonating or you need more beer line. I use 9 ft in my kegerators to get a good pour at my carbing pressure (~ 12 psi for most beers). Aside from the foam, how is the carbonation - lots of bubbles?
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Re: Foam Issues
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 01:20:18 PM »
I still have some bubbles in the beer but I think a lot are lost to the large amount of foam.

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Re: Foam Issues
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 01:43:56 PM »
What type of faucet? Every beer pours the same?

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Re: Foam Issues
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 01:47:49 PM »
Do you have any obstructions or kinks in your lines?  Those will cause foaming problems.

If not I agree with what Hoosier said.